Dr. Cain is proficient in reading blood work to help diagnosis your health issues. Whether it be thyroid, elevated cholesterol, blood sugar handling, or vitamin and mineral deficiency, Dr. Cain can either order blood work or you can bring in lab results you have had done recently.
Dr. Cain uses Quest Diagnostics Labs. Dr. Cain has negotiated very reasonable rates for common blood tests used to screen for chronic disease.
Below is a listing of the most common blood tests and what they are testing for and why you should consider having them done.
CBC- Complete Blood Count $8
This test provides a broad range of diagnostic information to asses your vascular, liver, kidney and blood cell status. It is useful in screening for infections, anemia's, and other hematological abnormalities.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel- $10.50
The purpose of this test is to give your doctor important information about the current status of your kidneys and liver as well as electrolyte and acid/base balance and levels of glucose and blood proteins; to monitor known conditions such as hypertension.
Lipid Panel- $10.50
Looks at total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, Cholesterol/HDLC ratio
This test looks at the iron stores in your body.
Hemoglobin A1C- $8
One of the best ways to assess your glucose status is with this test. This test is an independent predictor of heart disease risk in persons with or without diabetes.
C-Reactive Protein- $9
This test is a sensitive marker of systemic inflammation that has emerged as a powerful predictor of coronary heart disease and other diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Vitamin D- $18
Critically important in maintaining our immune system, and bone health, as well as many, many other jobs in the body, this vitamin is not a vitamin at all, but in fact a hormone. Everyone should know their level of Vitamin D!
Complete Thyroid Panel- $75
The most complete look at your thyroid, not just the TSH. This panel includes:
Basic Thyroid Panel- $38
Comprehensive Panel: $149
CBC, Metabolic panel, Vitamin D, Lipid panel, Ferritin, Hemoglobin A1C, Complete thyroid panel