Happy New Year from Accesa Labs! As we set our resolutions and update our priorities, the start of any new year is also a good time to get some screening lab tests. Checking a panel of useful lab test markers serves multiple purposes:
- Establish a personal baseline. In the same way that many people track fitness goals on an ongoing basis, measuring your own markers can help you establish your own personal lab test baseline and ranges. After all, while laboratory test manufacturers do their best to come up with generic reference intervals for their tests, they aren’t a perfect fit for everyone.
- Screen for abnormalities. Lab test data trends are more interesting than any lab test result in isolation. Repeating lab testing on an ongoing basis can help identify markers that deviate from trends and may help catch potential problems in their early stages.
- Commit to ongoing health. Some people don’t want to deal with the hassle of going to a lab and getting lab testing done. Getting tested is a great way to take action and build a commitment to ongoing health.
Here’s a list of 10 important tests to consider as we get started in 2017: