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DirectLabs® offers low-cost, high-quality laboratory tests at a fraction of the cost. Due to volume-based pricing, we are able to offer these savings to you at up to 80 percent off published retail prices. Each month, we offer additional savings on selected tests. Don't miss out! Order today before the sale on this test comes to an end!


General Health Panel-Quest Diagnostics

Only $36

 
DLS Regular Price: $49

Fasting Required:
Yes, 10-12 Hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 1-2 Business Days

Test Included:

The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) : Is a frequently ordered group of 14 laboratory tests that gives important information about the current status of your kidneys, liver, and electrolyte and acid/base balance as well as of your blood sugar and blood proteins. Abnormal results, and especially combinations of abnormal results, can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed.

Complete Blood Count (CBC's): It is a blood test that checks hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets. Used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases. Changing levels of red or white blood cells can indicate disease or infection and are very helpful in a health screening.

Arthritis Package – Quest Diagnostics

Only $99

 
DLS Regular Price: $197

Fasting Required:
 Yes, 10-12 Hours

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days

Tests Included:

C-Reactive Protein Quantitative: Used as a test for inflammatory diseases, infections, and neoplastic diseases. CRP is a more sensitive, rapidly responding indicator than ESR. CRP may be used to detect early postoperative wound infection and to follow therapeutic response to anti-inflammatory agents. Progressive increases correlate with increases of inflammation/injury.

Rheumatoid Factor: The test for rheumatoid factor (RA) is used to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. The test may also be used to help diagnose an arthritis-related condition called Sjögren’s syndrome. About 80% to 90% of patients with this syndrome have high amounts of RA in their blood.

ANA: Antinuclear Antibodies, is used to help diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and drug-induced lupus, but may also be positive in cases of scleroderma, Sjögren’s syndrome, Raynaud’s disease, juvenile chronic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, autoimmune hepatitis, and many other autoimmune and non-autoimmune diseases. For this reason, SLE, which is commonly known as lupus, can be tricky to diagnose correctly. Because the ANA test result may be positive in a number of these other diseases, additional testing can help to establish a diagnosis of SLE. Your doctor may run other tests that are considered subsets of the general ANA test and that are used in conjunction with patient symptoms and clinical history to rule out a diagnosis of other autoimmune diseases.

Uric Acid: The uric acid test is used to learn whether the body might be breaking down cells too quickly or not getting rid of uric acid quickly enough. The test also is used to monitor levels of uric acid when a patient has had chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Sedimentation Rate: A blood test which is used to screen for inflammation, cancer, and infection. A high sedimentation rate is found in a wide variety of infectious, inflammatory, and malignant diseases - the presence of an abnormality which needs further evaluation.

CMP-14:The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) is a frequently ordered group of 14 laboratory tests that gives important information about the current status of your kidneys, liver, and electrolyte and acid/base balance as well as of your blood sugar and blood proteins. Abnormal results, and especially combinations of abnormal results, can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed.

Complete Blood Count (CBC's): It is a blood test that checks hemoglobin, hematocrit, red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC), and platelets. Used as a broad screening test to check for such disorders as anemia, infection, and many other diseases. Changing levels of red or white blood cells can indicate disease or infection and are very helpful in a health screening.


Inflammation Panel – Ayumetrix Kit

Only $89

 
DLS Regular Price: $119

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required:
Yes, 10-12 Hours

Specimen: Blood Spot

Results: 1-2 Business days after receiving specimen

Tests Included: Vitamin D & Crp, hs


Heart Health Panel – Ayumetrix Kit

Only $109

   
DLS Regular Price: $179


Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required:
None

Specimen: Blood Spot

Results: 5-7 Business days after receiving specimen

Description: Increased plasma triglyceride levels are indicative of a metabolic abnormality and, along with elevated cholesterol, are considered a risk factor for atheroschlerotic disease. In the presence of other coronary heart disease risk factors, both borderline-high (150-199 mg/dL) and high values (<200 mg/dL) require attention. Triglyceride concentrations 1,000 mg/dL can lead to abdominal pain and may be life-threatening due to chylomicron-induced pancreatitis.

Total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood, including low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.

With HDL cholesterol, higher levels are better. Low HDL cholesterol puts you at higher risk for heart disease. People with high blood triglycerides usually also have lower HDL cholesterol. Genetic factors, type 2 diabetes, smoking, being overweight and being sedentary can all result in lower HDL cholesterol.

A low LDL cholesterol level is considered good for your heart health. However, your LDL number should no longer be the main factor in guiding treatment to prevent heart attack and stroke, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association. For patients taking statins, the guidelines say they no longer need to get LDL cholesterol levels down to a specific target number. A diet high in saturated and trans fats raises LDL cholesterol.

Blood measurements of hs-CRP are often performed to assess the risk of future heart diseases. C-Reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver and elevated CRP levels can be measured in blood in response to inflammation. High-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) is more precise than standard CRP when measuring baseline (ie, normal) concentrations and enables a measure of chronic inflammation. Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease and hs-CRP is known as a biomarker of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk.

Hemoglobin A1C is a form of hemoglobin (a blood pigment that carries oxygen) that is bound to glucose. Blood HbA1c levels are reflective of how well diabetes is controlled. The normal range for level for hemoglobin A1c is less than 6%. HbA1c levels are reflective of blood glucose levels over the past six to eight weeks and do not reflect daily ups and downs of blood glucose. High HbA1c levels indicate poorer control of diabetes than levels in the normal range.

Tests Included:
Triglycerides
Total Cholesterol
HDL
LDL
CRP-hs
Hemoglobin A1C.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth 3-Hr Lactulose (SIBO, BOSI)-Genova Kit

Only $199

 
DLS Regular Price: $239


Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you.



Fasting Required:
 None

Specimen: Breath

Results: 10 Business days after receiving specimen

Patient Instructions: We do not suggest collecting during an acute infectious illness.

Wait at least 4 weeks from colonoscopy or barium enema before beginning the test.

If you are using antibiotics, antifungals or Pepto-Bismol, wait at least 2-4 weeks from your last dose before beginning the test.

Avoid the use of laxatives, stool softeners, and/or stool bulking agents as well as antacids containing aluminum or magnesium hydroxide.

Do not take probiotics 24 hours before the test.

12 hours prior - do not take non-essential medications or supplements until the test is complete, unless your physician has advised you otherwise. Do not chew gum, eat candy or use mouthwash until the test is complete.

1 hour prior - No smoking, including second-hand smoke, no sleeping or vigorous exercise, do not use toothpaste.

Caution: This test uses lactulose as its testing agent, and is not recommended for individuals who have had allergic reactions to lactulose, are diabetics with a fasting urine glucose concentration >105mg/dl, or are on a galactose/lactose-restricted diet.

This test is not suitable for children under 25 pounds.

Description: Bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine is a serious digestive disorder that is treatable after proper diagnosis. Although widespread, it is frequently unsuspected in cases of chronic bowel problems and carbohydrate intolerance because its symptoms often mimic other disorders.

Analytes Reported:
Hydrogen
Methane

144 Food Panel, IgG Single Antibody-US BioTek Kit

Only $239

 
DLS Regular Price: $279



Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you.


Fasting Required:
 None

Specimen: Blood Spot

Results: 7-10 Business days after receiving specimen

Special Instructions: It is suggested that you maintain your usual dietary habits and consume a variety of foods when possible within a couple weeks prior to blood collection, unless advised otherwise by your healthcare practitioner. Avoid eating foods that may have potentially resulted in a previous adverse reaction and/or anaphylaxis, as secondary exposure may prove fatal. Do not perform this test if you are taking blood thinning medications or if you have a blood clotting disorder unless authorized by your healthcare practitioner.

Immunosuppressive drugs such as oral and intranasal corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone, beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone) and topical cortisone suspensions and creams, in addition to immune-modulating drugs, may affect test results for antibody assessment.

Description: Food allergies and sensitivities are recognized to be correlated with many plaguing health conditions, but with proper identification and elimination of offending foods, many experience relief from their symptoms.The 144 Food "Super Panel" is a comprehensive food sensitivity testing option for patients who may have underlying sensitivities to less conspicuous antigens. Assessing IgG antibody reactivity across a broad range of culturally-diverse foods helps to identify trigger foods in these individuals.

IgG Foods Included:
Dairy: Casein, Cheese-Cheddar, Milk, Milk-Goat & Whey

Fish/Crustacea/ Mollusk/Seafood: Anchovy, Blue Mussel, Catfish, Clam, Cod, Crab, Halibut, Lobster, Mackerel, Octopus, Oyster, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sardine, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Squid, Tilapia, Trout & Tuna

Fruits: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Cranberry, Date, Fig, Grapefruit, Green Grape, Guava, Jackfruit, Kiwi, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Olive, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry &Watermelon

Grains/Legumes/Nuts: Almond, Barley, Bean-Kidney, Bean-Lima, Bean-Pinto, Bean-Soy, Brazil Nut, Buckwheat, Cashew Nut, Chestnut, Chickpea, Coconut, Corn, Gliadin-Wheat, Gluten-Wheat, Hazelnut, Lentil, Macadamia Nut, Millet, Oat, Pea-Green, Peanut, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Quinoa, Rice-White, Rye, Spelt, Walnut-English, Wheat-Whole & White Bean

Meat/ Fowl: Beef, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Lamb, Pork, Rabbit &Turkey

Meat/Fowl, Egg: Egg White-Chicken, Egg Whole-Chicken & Egg Yolk-Chicken

Misc/Herbs/Spices: Basil, Black Tea, Cinnamon, Clove, Cocoa Bean, Coffee Bean, Coriander, Curry Powder, Fennel, Flaxseed, Ginger, Honey-Bee, Hops, Malt, Mushroom, Mustard, Oregano, Parsley, Pepper-Black, Pepper-Chili, Peppermint, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Vanilla Bean & Yeast-Baker’s

Vegetables: Artichoke, Asparagus, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Bean, Lettuce, Onion, Pepper-Green Bell, Potato-Sweet, Potato-White & Pumpkin