CBC (Complete Blood Count) Markers

Do you annually get your fasting blood test (CBC: complete blood count) done at your annual physical? Do you ask for additional markers such as Vitamin D, C-reactive protein, thyroid, hormones to be checked? Do you receive a copy of your test results to keep in your personal files to compare from year to year? Do you understand what the blood makers even mean?

When getting blood done you should check these markers in addition to the regular one:

B12
Ferritin Iron
Cortisol
Vitamin D
DHEA
Insulin
T4 TSH + Free T4 T3 T3 Uptake
C-Reactive Protein
Magnesium
Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Zinc
Testosterone androstenedione and dihydrotestosterone

The hormones that we speak about when it comes to hair loss are the group of hormones called androgens. The three types of androgen hormones are more commonly known as DHT.

If you’re a woman experiencing hair loss, it’s an especially good idea to have your thyroid health evaluated to see if hypo or hyper thyroidism could be at the root of your hair troubles. Experts concur that the hair on your head is an indicator of your overall health so what you do to improve your overall health can have a direct positive impact on your hair.

Here are the blood test markers to include when doctor does CBC to detect the presence of inflammation caused by one or more conditions such as infections, tumors, or autoimmune disorders:

1. C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
2. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
3. TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and/or other thyroid testing – hypothyroidism can cause symptoms similar to CFS
4. Cortisol when low cortisol concentrations and/or decreased adrenal gland function are suspected
5. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibody Profile
6. Lyme Antibodies Detection Lyme Antibodies IgM/IgG by Western Blot Formal Name Borrelia Antibodies, IgM/IgG; Borrelia DNA Detection by PCR
7. Rheumatoid Factor (RF)

These 5 blood markers should be part of the extended CBC panel:
Vitamin D
Vitamin B12
Magnesium
Ferritin (Iron)
Homocysteine

This test will detect LUPUS and other autoimmune disorders: Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)

If you’re like me and not so excited about blood test then make it worth the experience by adding more than just the regular markers to test and gain extra insight into your health. Now imagine the CBC along with test result from an Organic Acid test and you’re going to gain insight into how your body is functioning, any imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, detoxification pathways and more!

Get your CBC from your doctor and order the OAT test to see the complete picture.

Get started today and discover how your GI health truly operates and fix your imbalances before it gets out of hand.

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