|Extra Information||Fast 8 hours if fasting LDL & Trigycerides required. 8am-10am sample recommended.|
|Profile or Test?||No|
|Test Inclusions||Testosterone, SHBG, Free Testosterone (calc), Oestradiol, Creatinine for kidney monitoring, Iron, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, ALT, AST, ALP, GGT, Bilirubin, Total Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, HDL, Cholesterol, Triglycerides|
|Target Turn Around Time in working days||1 Working Day|
|Special Instructions||1 x gold|
|Special Notes||Sample MUST be received by Laboratory the next working day|
|GP Referral||Yes Included|
Proteins are indespensible as transporters of many other essential molecules around the body. Within your health screening high levels can be seen in disorders of over production such as myeloma, low levels can be found in conditions of failure to produce protein (eg liver disease) or excessive loss from the body (such as malnutrition or kidney disease)
Globulins are another category of protein which form the basis of antibodies (produced by Lymphocytes). Low levels within a health screening (hypogammaglobulinaemia) can be seen in immune deficiency or excessive loss from the kidneys. Higher levels may be a sign of gammaglobulinopathy or myeloma - a state of excessive production of globulin by some of the lymphocytes.
GGT (gamma GT) is a liver enzyme. High levels are most commonly encountered when alcohol has been drunk at higher than recommended levels in the preceding few weeks. Some medication can lead to higher levels of this enzyme also.
Cholesterol is a form of fat (lipid) bound to protein known as a lipoprotein, and is an essential component of all cell membranes (boundaries) - but an excess of it during a health screening is linked to an increased risk of heart and blood vessel disease. The total figure is useful, but it is more helpful to know the levels of the two parts which make up the bulk of the cholesterol molecule - HDL and LDL.
Triglycerides are a category of fat found in the blood. Triglycerides effectively store energy for later use by the body. High triglyceride levels within a health screening are associated with pancreatitis, and possibly heart disease and strokes. Some medication can cause the level to rise, as can poorly controlled diabetes.
HDL (high density liporoprotein) is the component of cholesterol that is associated with good health, and high levels within a health sceren are linked to reduced risk of heart and blood vessel disease.
LDL (low density lipoprotein) is the component of cholesterol that is associated with higher risk of heart and blood vessel disease. The ideal level within a health screening is below 2.5 mmol/L
The serum iron level is a measure of the circulating iron in the blood. It tells us (along with TIBC/UIBC, transferrin and ferritin) the state of the body's iron reserves. An excess in a health screening can indicate disorders of iron storage (such as haemochromatosis), while low levels may indicate (along with changes in TIBC/UIBC, transferrin saturation and ferritin) iron deficiency.
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