What is tested in the Wellness Panel 3?
This blood panel tests the Complete Blood Count (CBC) with differential, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), Hemoglobin A1c, Homocysteine, Iron & TIBC, Lipid Panel, Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Vitamin B12 & Vitamin D levels.
Why is the Wellness Panel 3 important?
Calcium and Vitamin D are important for bone and skin health, muscle function, and blood clotting. An abnormal TSH test may indicate thyroid disease. Low Vitamin B12 levels can contribute to anemia, fatigue, and weight gain.
The CBC and CMP tests include a variety of markers that check your immune system, red blood cells, clotting system, electrolytes, kidney and liver function. The Iron and TIBC tests are used to screen for iron deficiency.
The Glucose (in the CMP) and Hemoglobin A1c tests check for diabetes. The Lipid Panel measures your standard lipid and cholesterol markers. An abnormal Homocysteine or Lipid Panel suggests you are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Wellness Panel 3 is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
An 8-12 hour fast is recommended before testing.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.