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    Bloodwork... would you get these tests?

    So, I'm coming up to 3 months Primal, and I want to get my bloodwork checked out just for a baseline of my progress, and to check what, if anything I might be lacking, etc.

    I've never had it done before, and am not sure which tests I should ask for to be honest. So I've been doing a bit of research, and these are the tests that I *think*I should ask for.

    Total cholesterol / HDL / LDL / Triglyceride / glucose
    LDL particle size
    Glycated hemoglobin (Hbalc or AIC)
    C reactive protein
    TSH / T3 (thryoid)
    vitamin D (25-hydroxy )
    Fasting insulin
    Vitamin C

    Does that cover it all? Or am I missing something?
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    A lot of those things are in my usual work-up for my annual physical. Are you worried about anything in particular? Those all seem like good things to ask for, but you could get a blood glucose monitor, I don't see the need to have a doctor test your fasting insulin.
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    Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential CPT Code: 85025
    Metabolic Panel (14), Comprehensive CPT Code: 80053
    Osmolality,serum CPT Code: 83930
    Osmolality, Body Fluid CPT Code: 84999
    Urinalysis, Complete With Microscopic Examination CPT Code: 81001

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    Hepatic Function Panel (7) CPT Code: 80076
    C-Reactive Protein (CRP), High Sensitivity (Cardiac Risk Assessment) CPT Code: 86141
    Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy CPT Code: 82306
    Insulin, Free and Total, Serum CPT Code: 83525; 83527
    C-Peptide, Serum CPT Code: 84681
    Hemoglobin (Hb) A1c CPT Code: 83036

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    Ferritin, Serum CPT Code: 82728
    Iron and Total Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC) CPT Code: 83540; 83550

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    Homocyst(e)ine, Plasma CPT Code: 83090
    Lipoprotein Subfractionation Profile CPT Code: 83701; 84478

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    Cortisol CPT Code: 82533
    Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate CPT Code: 82627
    Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) CPT Code: 82651
    Estradiol CPT Code: 82670
    Estrogens, Total CPT Code: 82672
    Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH), Serum CPT Code: 83001
    Growth Hormone-binding Protein CPT Code: 83519
    Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) CPT Code: 84305
    Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Serum CPT Code: 83002
    Pregnenolone, Mass Spectrometry CPT Code: 84140
    Progesterone CPT Code: 84144
    Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA), Serum CPT Code: 84153
    Sex Hormone-binding Globulin, Serum CPT Code: 84270
    Testosterone, Free (Direct), Serum With Total Testosterone CPT Code: 84402; 84403
    Prolactin CPT Code: 84146

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    Thytropin Releasing Hormone CPT Code: 83519; 84999
    Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) CPT Code: 84443
    Thyroxine (T4) CPT Code: 84436
    Triiodothyronine (T3) CPT Code: 84480
    Reverse T3 CPT Code: 84482
    Thyroxine-binding Globulin (TBG), Serum CPT Code: 84442
    Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies CPT Code: 86376
    Thyroid Antithyroglobulin Antibody CPT Code: 86800
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    Pick from these they will tell you instanly what if anything needs tweeked
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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    A lot of those things are in my usual work-up for my annual physical. Are you worried about anything in particular? Those all seem like good things to ask for, but you could get a blood glucose monitor, I don't see the need to have a doctor test your fasting insulin.
    No, not worried, but thought I'd like a baseline, just to check on progress and make sure all was OK. I see people posting their results up all the time. I don't have an annual physical, nor does anyone else I know. Is that a standard thing where you live?

    Wow quelsen! That's quite a long list! thanks for that, but do I need all of them...? And if not, how do I pick which ones? I dread to think how much it will cost me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YchadTdailu View Post
    Pick from these they will tell you instanly
    SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Instantly what????

    So, I pick 1 at random from every category:

    Osmolality, Body Fluid CPT Code: 84999
    Hepatic Function Panel (7) CPT Code: 80076
    Ferritin, Serum CPT Code: 82728
    Lipoprotein Subfractionation Profile CPT Code: 83701; 84478
    Testosterone, Free (Direct), Serum With Total Testosterone CPT Code: 84402; 84403
    Thyroid Antithyroglobulin Antibody CPT Code: 86800

    AND THIS GIVES ME A BASELINE OF WHAT EXACTLY????????

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