Blood Profile Testing | Precision Nutrition
One of the best ways to determine your health status is to get routine blood screening done. Even if you're not sick. Indeed, as we outline in the Precision Nutrition System, blood screening is the first step toward preventative medicine. And you should be measuring your blood work every 1 - 2 years to keep on top of things.
To help you get started, on pages 29 and 30 of the Precision Nutrition Measurement Guide we list a number of blood tests that you should have done every few years. These tests include standard blood chemistry profiles, kidney and liver function tests, basic hormonal panels, comprehensive cardiovascular risk profiles, carbohydrate/insulin sensitivity profiles, and a few more.
Now, typically, your doc can help with this. However, it can often be less expensive and less of a hassle to simply go to a commercial lab to have this done for you. Further, and it's sad to say this, but it's true, some docs simply aren't very good at reading blood test data. Sure, if something is really out of wack, they'll see it. But often, unless your doc is really well read AND willing to spend a lot of time with you, the chances are that they'll miss some critical things.
That's why we're excited to announce that here at Precision Nutrition we will soon be offering blood testing and analysis options. We'll be partnering with some major US and Canadian blood labs in order to help you get your blood sample taken, as well as help you understand what your blood data means.
Blood Profile Testing