We discuss these "tests" all the time. We toss it into answers and comments and questions with ease. Probably most Paleo-heads on here know what most of these tests are and what they're for.
Lately I've had people recommend about eighty billion 'tests' that I should get checked out and, as someone who is fairly competent, willing, motivated, and serious, I still have yet to get some of these tests.
I am supposed to go get tested for ApoE, to see if I have the gene and, if so, what variation of it. So I asked myself... I said "Self, why have you not done it yet?"
I think it's just because I am not familiar with the process, and then I figured.. Hey! I'm probably not the only one on PaleoHacks who feels that way.
So I'd really like to leverage the knowledge and familiarity of those that can point everyone in the right direction. This thread can serve as "The wheres and hows of getting tested" thread on PaleoHacks. In fact, I think that's what I'll call it!
Most people know that you go to your Doc for a lipid panel of a VAP, but if anyone has some insight that new people may not know even about that, please share with everyone.
Where/How do you get tested for
- Omega6:Omega3 ratio
- Cortisol Levels
- Iron, Magneisum, Copper, Selenium etc.
- Genetic or "Genome"
- [insert possibly important test here]
Also, many people don't realize that if they want to check their vitamin D levels, or CRP, these come with a standard lipid panel test. Feel free to throw in any 'side note' wisdom like that about other tests. You never know what people don't know.