Default 150

Labs Questions

Labs

All Questions

2e777bbcd49262eb31a24f821abec6bc
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
312
by 1972 · April 18, 2014 at 08:58 PM

Hi all, My fiance got his lab work back today and I am shocked at the results. He is a relatively healthy 27 year old.. 5'10 180lbs. His diet could be better but it isnt horrible... not completly paleo but not anything like your average... (more)

9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1
UncleLongHair 0 · April 18, 2014 at 08:58 PM

Before I went Paleo I had a fairly decent diet (relatively speaking), I ate lots of veggies, not much starch, I ate bread and gluten-based stuff but not that much (maybe 6-8 servings per week). My main form of exercise was running, I didn't do... (more)

091423a30c0188fbff51e39397e7e056
0
Votes
0
Answers
2
Views
1.2K
by 383 · March 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

My wife got a call from her Doctor after yearly checkup labwork saying that she needs to come in for an Ultrasound. When we asked why she said she can't say over the phone how much liver damage there may be but they need to check. When I... (more)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
CDone 0 · March 18, 2014 at 02:06 AM

Not a doctor -- but only two things I can think are looking for fatty liver or a tumor. I find it wholly unacceptable that the doctor cannot do a better job of communicating. I would ask the doctor for a copy of your patient files and see... (more)

F003e8f069e353f0a54023056e6f8e9d
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
454
by 0 · August 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I'm a fairly healthy 15 year old girl and I've been eating 80/20 Paleo (w/grass-fed beef and pork) for a year and a half, but I don't cycle regularly. I know I have hormone issues, but any other thoughts/suggestions? Note: I'm waiting on a serum... (more)

9bb247442a6523b346dd4bbe57ad4b73
Oct0b3r 0 · August 15, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Thing that pops out at me is your LH:FSH ratio. They should normally be close to 1:1. Was this blood test done on day 3 of your cycle? If so perhaps consider PCOS as the cause of your menstrual irregularities - plus your testosterone levels are... (more)

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
290
by 4240 · August 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM

https://www.directlabs.com/mobile/Home/tabid/15890/language/en-US/Default.aspx Type 1 diabetic, Crossfit Athlete, Strict Paleo dieter. Looking to figure out why he can't lose last 10 lbs of belly fat in mid section. I want to do an ASI and... (more)

75d65450b6ff0be7b969fb321f1200ac
Lazza 0 · August 15, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Wrt testing, the only one that you might to take are the thyroid tests: TSH, free T3, free T4 and antithyroid antibodies tests. You can probably find these tests bundled in some sort of thyroid panel. However I would be surprised if your thyroid... (more)

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
755
by 742 · August 04, 2013 at 09:53 PM

Hi, Everyone. I just got my lab results from my doctor. I'm 2 months shy of the 2 year mark for eating fairly strict Paleo. I would say I'm 98% autoimmune Paleo except that I am fine with eggs and eat between 1-2 dozen per week. I eat a wide... (more)

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b
Happy_Now 0 · August 04, 2013 at 08:44 PM

You will never see fructose consumption reflected directly on a glucose meter, but you can see the impact later from sustained high fasting blood sugar levels. It is metabolized differently, and goes straight to your liver to provide energy at a... (more)

E3ec047a21280b71f7e41e4a63e17231
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
848
by 5 · April 29, 2013 at 08:22 PM

Just got all my lab work back from the endo. She says everything is normal, but she also didn't know what paleo was. Have at it! Fasted glucose: 68 mg/dL Testosterone: serum 35/ng/dL Free testosterone (direct): 1.3 pg/dL T4 (Insulin, free,... (more)

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173
Janknitz 0 · April 15, 2013 at 03:31 PM

Different labs have different values, but overall your labs look pretty good--fasting blood glucose actually a bit too low! I'd be wary of a doctor that diagnoses PCOS based on ultrasound alone--many women have cystic appearing ovaries but no... (more)

06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254
2
Votes
2
Answers
7
Views
1.3K
by 1637 · March 05, 2013 at 08:01 PM

So, I have been working with a Naturopath to try and get ahead of gut issues. I have/had what he suspected was a chronic, low grade bacterial infection for which I took some glutamine and DCL supps, anti-inflmmatories, etc for a month. I felt a... (more)

C657d176db6f11f98aeb2a89071e3281
Angelina 0 · March 05, 2013 at 08:01 PM

We have been using this for years: https://www.herbdoc.com//index.php/Store/5-Day-Liver-Detox-Program you can order two or three and do it as many times as you need. (more)

443d09cb00d7c8ba7c28fdfe7bed3f5e
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
402
by 252 · January 12, 2013 at 05:18 AM

To keep the background information short(er than most of my posts), I'm thinking about taking some labs to A) see how I'm doing, and improve my numbers, and B) Try and cure my symptoms. I have read/heard that over/under active thyroids can be a... (more)

best answer

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f
Amy_B_ 0 · January 11, 2013 at 05:29 PM

Don't worry too much about how to optimize your levels until you actually get some testing done and see if you should be altering anything. Don't put the cart before the horse, y'know? As for limiting certain veggies, I wouldn't worry about... (more)

8f2d9842fdfec224a425c0f77c4ee34d
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
1.1K
by 1230 · September 03, 2013 at 02:22 PM

I'm going to my non-Paleo doctor in a few days for a physical. This will be my first time going to a doctor after starting Paleo. What kind of testing should I have done, in response to my symptoms (written below) and as a good assessment of... (more)

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
Jay_15 0 · December 31, 2012 at 09:49 PM

How long have you been paleo? If less than six months I would not go to the doctor and I would get zero tests. Keep working on improving your lifestyle for about a year before considering any intervention. Tests in and of themselves can be... (more)

E0113315a1e96e127b7126755ca33bd2
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
787
by 0 · January 28, 2013 at 01:29 AM

I've been paleo for some time. Almost 3 years ago, before I went paleo, I lost my period. I am 5'11"; at the time, I was maybe 155lbs. I have since lost a significant amount of weight (I'm about 135lbs now). However, since I lost my period when I... (more)

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46
jessica_11 0 · January 28, 2013 at 01:29 AM

is your life stressfull or how do you respond to stress? do you exercise? if so how much. what is your sleep schedule like? what do you eat? how much? what are your energy levels like? morning, noon, night?

21869176198bcbaa2b3bcd3c15b8c109
1
Votes
1
Answers
5
Views
528
by 5 · December 28, 2012 at 04:41 AM

My husband and I have been eating Paleo for the last 3 months. I haven't had my bloodwork done yet but my husband's results just came back and since we are still relatively new to this lifestyle, we're really not sure how to interpret these... (more)

61b26b1d053a024668db8ca770e7ac1a
JD_7 0 · December 27, 2012 at 08:32 PM

Good responses here but if the doctor didn't explain the results, you should get a new doctor.

C3bc92e6b5eba45dc55f43ac3c70cc25
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
2.7K
by 1579 · December 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM

I got a physical w/ some blood work done last month for an upcoming fight. Some numbers came up slightly off the Reference range provided within the labs. In which she said wasn't much to worry about since I'm an athlete (ex, RHR 51/min ,HDL 88,... (more)

E0113315a1e96e127b7126755ca33bd2
lindsey_6 0 · December 12, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Weight lifting can elevate AST and ALT. You need to get a reading NOT after lifting for it to be accurate!

94af80b86449617b8667db404cf2904d
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
424
by 105 · September 02, 2012 at 04:41 PM

I've started on a new path of practice that includes whole30-style eating and fitness based on Body By Science. I'd like to get a set of labs done to see where I am now, but I've never even had a physical (I'm 32 years old) and I don't know what... (more)

best answer

F0a9dea438e7943fa05da318773e785e
hackadoodle82 0 · September 02, 2012 at 04:29 PM

I just had one done. 14 hours fasting, although the way around this is to go first thing in the morning after not eating anything after like 5 or 6 at night (which is my cut off anyway). Here is what my lab sheet looked like: CMP, CBC, TSH +... (more)

C4a0c9f9a748f1d3354055bc6d020c7e
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
718
by 298 · March 23, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Been Paleo since the beginning of the year. Got my labs done back 04/14/12 and they had improved over the original labs done last year before going Paleo. I have been pretty strict but I do eat a lot of fruit and probably drink too much beer and... (more)

D33a8d5f095a8532ddf7a0d6c27bfe63
Sataran 0 · November 17, 2012 at 04:11 AM

You're another person focusing too much on cholesterol numbers way too soon after starting your diet. How long were you on your diet before the test? 4 months? How much change do you think will show in a 4 month old diet regimen? Looking at... (more)

28f280f8d64c7207fd94d158fbe6e070
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
845
by 218 · August 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I think it's BS that my doc sent me to a cardiologist anyway. She made me go because of my cholesterol and the cardiologist agreed with her that I am high risk. I do not believe them. What do you think? My labs (more detail in a previous... (more)

Cbdc8318738324492f2d5918868ce4c9
MarkES 0 · August 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Might not be a heart issue, but the higher LDL might be a sign of lower thyroid function. Adding some starch, like potatoes or sweet potatoes might help. Improving thyroid could help weight loss, too. Another thing to consider is the CRP/HDL... (more)

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
1.2K
by 1206 · August 21, 2012 at 09:24 PM

I read a lot on this board about low DHEA-S, but not so much about elevated levels in females. I just got back a hormone panel and the only thing that jumps out is: DHEA-S at 402.1 (NR 98.8 - 340.0) My TSH is right on the edge of being... (more)

2cdd49e87ef8ecffad56a5f6b16f4fee
Alta 0 · August 21, 2012 at 09:24 PM

I too have high DHEA-S. My TSH wasn't as high though. At first, my ob-gyn diagnosed me with PCOS (she also did a sonogram revealing ovarian cysts) and put me on BC pills. (I exhibit some PCOS symptoms - irregular menses, acne, hirsutism - but I'm... (more)

3f11b5fda91063846bba45daac3541bd
2
Votes
2
Answers
1
Views
462
by 1176 · August 20, 2012 at 07:28 PM

I think direct access testing (DAT) is something that is going to keep getting bigger over time. Clearly lab testing is one tool to help us to monitor the effectiveness of our nutritional and other adaptations, and there can be good reasons to... (more)

1ea8d17bad42dc54fb7a8a178e3db309
patti2003 0 · August 20, 2012 at 07:28 PM

I've used a number of them (whoever is cheapest for a given test... they all use Labcorps so it doesn't matter) and I think it's terrific. The only issue is that you need to read the results. Reference values don't always means "normal" or... (more)

0e64a75f530ba3c9e3244adc914df882
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
982
by 45 · January 13, 2013 at 02:22 AM

Female, 30 years old, 208lbs, 5'5'' Disease: PCOS Fasting Glucose: 101 H Insulin: 5 uIU/mL Hemoglobin A1c: 5.3 % total of Hgb AST: 32 H Cortisol, AM: <0.5 L Testosterone, Total, LC/MS/MS: 53 H Free Testosterone: 6.3 pg/mL Waiting for doc to... (more)

D33a8d5f095a8532ddf7a0d6c27bfe63
Sataran 0 · November 17, 2012 at 06:22 PM

Your FBG of 101 is negated by 5.3 A1c and fasting insulin of 5. Ideally, you want A1c to be closer to 5 and insulin to be <5 but nothing to worry. Your glucose metabolism is normal, though probably not idea. But your AST is a bit high at 32.... (more)

28f280f8d64c7207fd94d158fbe6e070
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
688
by 218 · July 20, 2012 at 07:31 PM

I have unusual hormone issues. I have a prolactinoma (so high prolactin levels) and I'm overweight. Been paleo/primal for two years, including all during a very healthy pregnancy at age 49 last year. Was 50 lbs overweight before pregnancy, IVF... (more)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
Dragonfly 0 · July 20, 2012 at 07:31 PM

Your D level is slightly on the high end & may be impacting your sleep, which could be impacting your fat loss. Ideal range for hormonal balance is 60-80 ng/ml. http://drgominak.com/vitamin-d You may do better on supplemental bioidentical... (more)

B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6
1
Votes
1
Answers
0
Views
495
by 2439 · July 10, 2012 at 03:12 AM

Hey everyone I got some labs run from an online site (love that we can do this in 2012) and my D level and Magnesium levels came back just within normal range. In regards to my vitamin D intake: I had just spent a week outside/was bronzed (I... (more)

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
566
by 2198 · July 06, 2012 at 05:35 AM

What labs are better drawn from saliva vs blood and why? I read that cortisol test are better taken via saliva.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645
Crowlover_ 0 · July 06, 2012 at 04:21 AM

Sex Hormones are better from saliva according to my MD, ND and PhD nutritionist! Also a four sample saliva test is best for Cortisol too. I personally will never again use DiagnosTechs as they have screwed up waayyyy too many things. I'd rather... (more)

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
935
by 1206 · July 03, 2012 at 10:12 PM

My father wants me to use one of those direct lab situations to order some basic tests for himself. The last time his doc ran a lipid panel was awhile ago - he put him on a low-fat diet that he dutifully followed, and saw his HDL drop to 17. He... (more)

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
Jay_15 0 · July 03, 2012 at 08:49 PM

If his lifestyle is congruent with health...i.e. he eats mostly primal/paleo, gets good movement in on a regular basis, has no problems with sleep or his day/night cycle, and has a positive outlook on life.....the best test is NONE! Prevent... (more)

A66cef2c4440ce1d7113dfcf33ae5f52
2
Votes
2
Answers
2
Views
1.8K
by 10 · June 14, 2012 at 07:00 PM

Hello, I'm a longtime lurker, first-time asker. 15 months ago, as I was starting my experiment with Paleo, I had some labs done; figured I was overdue for a follow-up. Here are the highlights, or anything Out Of Range (OOR), either then or now.... (more)

B8592e62f9804ddabae73c1103d6bcb9
DePaw 0 · June 13, 2012 at 05:48 PM

Great improvement of the lipids! Although your total cholesterol has increased and the doctor will regard it 'high, 200-~260mg/dl is actually best for all cause mortality risk (see:... (more)

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
352
by 2198 · June 02, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Is there a company that does what mint.com does with financial information and apply it to our health data to make it quick, easy, visual and understandable? I have been looking at WellnessFX that looks interesting. I would prefer to be able to... (more)

A8df99c4074c843ed4188a4dcbd5d0b1
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
1.1K
by 0 · July 01, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Ok, so I´ve had some tests done by my MD. She´s not worried about any of the results but we know I´m not well, so any insights are helpful. I´m female, 34 years old and overweight with a history of sugar addiction. I´ve been eating lowish carb... (more)

A8df99c4074c843ed4188a4dcbd5d0b1
AEA 0 · July 01, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Thank you everyone for your input! I had some more tests done but they´re not making us any wiser. I am getting a second opinion from another MD but maybe you guys have more ideas? S-Haptoglobin: 1.2 g/L (0.2-1.9) T3, free: 4.3 pmol/L... (more)