How We Evaluate Our Patients
At Pensacola Wellness we care about your health and finding the root of any issues you may be experiencing. Here, you will find information regarding testing for everything from basic health screening to men’s and women’s health tests and even specialized tests such as micronutrient and thyroid.
In addition to the basic screening tests which are recommended for men, these additional studies provide evaluation of the prostate and testicular production of hormones.
- Free and Total Testosterone
In addition to the basic screening tests which are recommended for women, these additional studies provide evaluation of the ovarian and adrenal production of hormones.
- Estradiol (E2)
- Testosterone (total and free)
- FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)
Telomere Evaluation (measurement of end cap length to assess real genetic age).
The following tests represent the best first line screening for thyroid health. Underactive thyroid function can be missed on basic screening (TSH and free T4). These tests are included in the basic health screening, but can be ordered separately below.
- Reverse T3
Micronutrient Testing is available at our clinic which measures the function of 35 nutritional components — including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids — giving us an in-depth analysis of any nutritional deficiencies. The test results are typically ready within 2-3 weeks.
BASIC HEALTH SCREENING
The following tests represent the best overall screening for general health. They are designed as first line evaluation of anemia, inflammation, cholesterol (fats in blood), kidney and liver function, diabetes, thyroid function, and vitamin D.
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (14 tests including electrolytes, some minerals, kidney and liver function)
- Basic Lipid Screening (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, VLDL, triglycerides)
- Thyroid Screening (TSH, freeT4, freeT3 and reverseT3)
- Hemoglobin A1C (screening for diabetes)
- Vitamin D3
The following tests represent the best overall screening for hearth health. They measure inflammation, provide an assessment of the risk of current plaque in artery walls, and measure, in greater detail than normal cholesterol, screening the exact composition of the fatty particles that lay down plaque and remove plaque from the arteries. The combination is quite sensitive in detecting risk and assessment of cardiovascular disease.
- C-reactive protein
- NMR LipoProfile
Your LDL-P number is the most important part of the NMR LipoProfile report. The lower this number is, the less risk you face. Your LDL-P number can range from less than 1000 to more than 2000. Based on this number, your doctor can advise you on a treatment plan designed to lower your score to a low-risk level. Your LDL-P goal will depend on your medical history. The number of LDL particles (LDL-P) has been shown to be a strong, independent predictor of coronary heart disease. Traditional tests may not identify all risks related to lipids, but with the NMR LipoProfile we can confidently asses and diagnose your needs.