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What Blood Tests Should I Get?

Discussion in 'Blood Work, Labs' started by Primal2Peat, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Primal2Peat

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    [moderator edit: Also check FAQ in the forum-wiki.]


    I'm going to get a general checkup next week. What type of blood tests should I ask for?
     
  2. charlie

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    P2P, I was about to post the same thread. Thank you for doing so. So that makes two of us, what tests to get?
     
  3. kettlebell

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    When I spoke to My Roddy on FB he recommended:
    Prolactin
    Parathyroid
    TSH
    Whole blood serotonin
    CO2
    Lactic Acid
    Free fatty acids (NEFA)
    Vit D
    Histamine

    That was for a FULL profile.

    Notice no T3 and T4 - With all of the above in check T3 and T4 will be at good levels I imagine.

    I have heard Ray mention Prolactin being very important in several interviews due to it strongly indication estrogen and serotonin dominance if it is high. Paraphrasing but he said something along the lines of "If it comes back high every system is under considerable stress"


    Hope this helps
     
  4. gretchen

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    Yeah, and I think I read in one of his articles yesterday that prolactin increases with age. Fwiw.
     
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    Adding to the aforementioned list:
    Albumin
    Total Cholesterol
    C-Reactive Protein (inflammation marker)
    Sodium
    Magnesium
    Calcium
    Potassium
    Glucose
     
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    Going in for blood work today. Hopefully my doc will run all these tests.
     
  10. Combie

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    Can you just get whatever tests you want in the US? I havent even thought of asking my doc for a prolactin test after the "why no T3 test?" debacle
     
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    If you have an understanding doctor, then maybe, yes. You can purchase labs on your own I believe but they are really expensive.
     
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    They used to be much cheaper at one time, the company was giving it to us for the same price as medicare charges. No more, alas.
     
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    Hey doc. :bs
     
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    He really is a nice guy, but dangit, I am a bit upset cause didnt get serotonin or prolactin checked. He said I would need man boobies or making milk to get prolactin checked.

    Oh well, I tried. :shootself
     
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    That right there. Thats the sort of thing that makes my blood boil. Doctors have no clue whatsoever. A lack of of those symptoms in no way indicates "Normal" hormone levels.
     
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    I didn't even waste my strength trying to persuade him. Waste of valuable energy. Wasn't even about to drop the name Ray Peat either.
     
  17. j.

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    At least you can get TSH, right?
     
  18. j.

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    Have you ever told the doctor, can I get an order for this test just because I want to?
     
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    Yes, was able to get TSH but then he refused T3 and T4 and RT3.

    He knows I really wanted the serotonin and prolactin and said it was not sensible.
     
  20. j.

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    Oh well, are you gonna start saving to get them out of insurance, or are you just gonna go with TSH. I actually just happen to use TSH and free T4, just because insurance company covers that. I think I'll get vit D too once, but my insurance company doesn't cover that even with a doctor's prescription.
     
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