Our basic health profile is an excellent starting point for learning more about your current health. This test is composed of four different panels that provide data on protein and electrolyte levels, cholesterol levels, blood cell and platelet counts, and more. These readings can help identify disorders such as kidney infection, anemia, and heart disease, among others.
who should be tested?
The basic health profile includes routine tests that would often be included in your annual physical. This test is recommended for anyone looking for a more comprehensive understanding of their body and potential health issues. Additionally, this test may be helpful if you:
- Have a family history of diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, or kidney disease
- Are overweight or obese
- Eat a diet high in fat, processed foods, or sugar
- Do not get enough physical activity
- Smoke or use tobacco
- Drink alcohol frequently
what will my test results tell me?
Your test results will be the first step in assessing your overall health. Abnormal results may mean there is an underlying condition and should be shared with your personal healthcare provider right away. If your results are normal, you can share them with your personal healthcare provider at your next physical. You will have an opportunity to speak with a licensed physician, who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care in an education session.
Remember that the test results of the basic health profile are evaluated together to look for patterns, so a single abnormal result could mean something different than abnormal results from several tests.