Early in the new year, it’s the perfect time to start fresh with new goals and make some changes, especially when it comes to self-care and your health. If you resolved to make you and your family’s wellness a priority this year, Any Lab Test Now® is excited to partner with you to get on track and stay on track all year.

The key to sticking to your health resolutions is figuring out what you’re working with — what’s your baseline? This begins with having some testing done to get a snapshot of your overall health. This will give you an idea of how things are working, and if anything may require further testing.

The tests we provide at Any Lab Test Now® are quick, easy, and accessible while serving as a screening and often a diagnostic tool to help you manage your health.

Your Starting Point

To start the new year off right, there’s no better glimpse of your overall health than our Annual Check-Up Panel. The panel consists of five tests typically ordered by a physician during an annual physical examination. Those tests include:

  1. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  2. Cholesterol Lipid with Ratio (Lipids Panel)
  3. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  4. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  5. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1C)

This is a baseline screening test. Your baseline consists of all the numeric test results (levels), including your blood counts, kidney function, liver function, electrolytes, total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, and thyroid function values. Empowering you with the knowledge of these numbers gives you a sense of whether or not changes need to be made or if further testing is needed.

Another Significant Test to Consider

You’ll notice that in the Annual Check-Up Panel, one of the items examined is the TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone, because it’s vital to your body functioning properly.

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the front of your throat. Endocrine experts say the thyroid releases hormones that control your body’s metabolism; the way your body uses energy and keeps all the other systems in your body working correctly. When the thyroid doesn’t function properly, it can set off a chain of issues like breathing, heart rate, weight, body temperature, etc. When numbers indicate that levels are too low or too high it can cause hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid.

Any Lab Test Now® provides a Comprehensive Thyroid Panel, which includes five tests that determine how well the thyroid is functioning by looking at specific hormones. This is an important panel of tests to determine if there is an imbalance in your body. Thyroid disorders are more common in women, and they often occur with changes in other hormone levels, such as with pregnancy or with older age.

You Are What You Eat

Pardon the pun, but the Basic Nutritional Panel we offer is like the charcuterie board of testing in that it looks at a little bit of everything when it comes to your nutritional health. Perhaps you are trying to lose weight or feel like you may have a vitamin deficiency — this is an effective screening test that will provide the answers you’re looking for.

Especially at a time when your health and the strength of your immune system is top of mind, knowing if your body is receiving proper nutrition is beneficial knowledge to have, not just for your health but for your wallet as well. This panel from Any Lab Test Now® gives you a look at 11 different components that will tell you if your body is getting the nutrition it needs to operate efficiently.

Start the New Year off Right

Test results belong to you. However, we strongly encourage you to have a conversation with your provider about the results. If you do not have a primary care physician, Any Lab Test Now® has partnered with Dial Care. This service helps you find a provider licensed in your state to discuss results and any further testing or changes you may need to make to achieve your health goals.

There is no better way to kick off the new year than being dedicated to your health and wellness. Any Lab Test Now® is your partner in health, providing tests to help keep you and your family healthy all year long. Ready to get started with your resolution? Call now to schedule an appointment at a location near you.