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July Tests of the Month

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 month’s tests comes to an end!



Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c)

Only $28

 
DLS Regular Price: $34
Fasting Required: No
Specimen: Blood
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Results: 1-4 business daysNote: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Description: This non-fasting test, also known as A1c, HbA1c, or Glycated hemoglobin, indicates how well you have controlled your diabetes over the last few months. Even though you may have some very high or very low blood glucose values, Hemoglobin A1C will give you a picture of the average amount of glucose in your blood over that time period. While the Hemoglobin A1C is the standard tool to determine blood sugar control for patients with diabetes, it is not a substitute for daily, routine blood glucose testing.
Alternative Name(s): A1c with eAG, A1c, HA1c, Hgb A1c, HbA1c, Glycohemoglobin, Glycated Hemoglobin, Glycosylated Hemoglobin

Comprehensive Wellness Profile (CWP) + Vit D

Only $99

 
DLS Regular Price: $139
Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 hours
Specimen: Blood
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Results: 3-5 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Tests Included:
Comprehensive Wellness Profile (CWP)is the #1 ordered test - year after year! Over 50 individual laboratory tests screen for cardiovascular risk, major organ function, anemia, diabetes, infection, blood disease and other indications of illness. This panel is routinely ordered as a part of an annual exam.
It includes:
Lipids: This is a group of simple blood tests that reveal important information about the types, amount and distribution of the various types of fats (lipids) in the bloodstream. Includes Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, LDL (bad) Cholesterol, Risk Ratio (good to total), and Triglycerides.
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.
Fluids and Electrolytes: Electrolytes are minerals in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine and body fluids. Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes helps your body's blood chemistry, muscle action and other processes. Sodium, potassium, chlorine, and carbon dioxide are all electrolytes. You get them from the foods you eat and the fluids you drink. Levels of electrolytes in your body can become too low or too high. That can happen when the amount of water in your body changes, causing dehydration or overhydration. Causes include some medicines, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating or kidney problems. Problems most often occur with levels of sodium, potassium or calcium. It includes: Chloride, Potassium, Sodium and Carbon Dioxide.
TSH: The thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates the production of thyroid hormones. The TSH helps identify an underactive or overactive thyroid state.
Liver: The liver panel includes several blood tests measuring specific proteins and liver enzymes in the blood. This combination of blood tests is designed to give you a complete picture of the state of your liver and help detect liver disease and measure potential liver damage. Some of the blood tests are associated with the integrity of the liver cells (i.e. ALT), some with liver function (i.e. albumin) and some with disease linked to the biliary system (i.e. alkaline phosphatase). Includes: Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Transaminase (ALT or SGPT), Aspartate Transaminase (AST or SGOT), Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, LDH, Total Globulin, Albumin/Globulin Ration and GGT.
Kidney: This basic metabolic panel is a group of blood tests that provides information about your body's metabolism. This test is done to evaluate kidney function, blood acid/base balance, blood sugar levels. It includes Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Creatinine, BUN/Creatinine Ratio, eGFR, and Uric Acid.
Glucose Changes in blood glucose are a good indicator of metabolic function and can help detect diseases like diabetes mellitus. Since diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease in adults, it is important to monitor for this disorder when evaluating kidney function.
Mineral and Bone: In addition to its mechanical functions, the bone is a reservoir for minerals (a "metabolic" function). The bone stores 99% of the body's calcium and 85% of the phosphorus. It is very important to keep the blood level of calcium within a narrow range. If blood calcium gets too high or too low, the muscles and nerves will not function. In times of need, for example, during pregnancy, calcium can be removed from the bones. It includes: Total Iron, Calcium, and Phosphorus.
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy: This highly automated test measures both D2 and D3 together and reports a total 25-hydroxy.
Vitamin D is also known as the "sunshine vitamin" because the body manufactures the vitamin after being exposed to sunshine. Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine 3 times weekly is enough to produce the body's requirement of vitamin D. Needed for strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D helps your body absorb the amount of calcium it needs. It also has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. There are associations between low Vitamin D levels and peripheral vascular disease, certain cancers, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease.
Foods that are rich in Vitamin D:•milk fortified with vitamin D•fish•egg yolks•liver•fortified cereal

Vitamins Panel

Only $269

 
DLS Regular Price: $346

Fasting Required: 10 - 12 hours
Specimen: Blood
Special Instructions: Refrain from vitamins, alcohol and fruits 24 hours prior to sample collection. Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low. For patients receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation. For patients on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation. No foods containing vitamin A should be ingested in the previous 48 hours before blood draw.
Results: 7-10 Business Days
Tests Included:
Vitamin A: Also known as retinoids, Vitamin A ensures good eyesight and healthy skin. It also helps to strengthen the immune system.
Vitamin B1: Vitamin B1 (thiamine) acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of the body. Deficiency of thiamine leads to the disease beriberi, a disease affecting the heart and nervous system.
Vitamin B6: A cofactor for enzymes. Deficiency in this leads to inflammation of the skin and mouth, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness and anemia.
Vitamin B9(Folic Acid): Aids in the diagnosis of central nervous system disorders and anemia. This important nutrient also plays a significant role in making red blood cells, making DNA, energy level, muscle strength and memory.
Vitamin B12: The main function of vitamin B12 is forming red blood cells and sustaining the nervous system. Deficiency of Vitamin B12, disturbs the DNA causing abnormalities. The abnormalities show through excessive tiredness, breathlessness and a defective immune system.
Vitamin C: Aids in several metabolic reactions and is therefore extremely important for digestion. It is an important antioxidant as well. Along with that, it helps in the formation of collagen which is a principal protein that structures the bones, muscles, cartilages and blood vessels. It aids in the maintenance of teeth, bones and capillaries and advances the absorption of iron. It also helps in maintaining healthy body tissues and a strong immune system. Having a high content of vitamin C leads to healthy gums. It improves vision and is extremely effective in healing wounds and burns. It also reduces the effects of sun exposure and decreases the blood sugar of people suffering from diabetes.
Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy: Used in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body. As it promotes calcium absorption, it aids in proper growth and development of bones. Vitamin D also helps in strengthening teeth and bones. Secondly, one of the most important benefits of vitamin D is that it enhances the immune system of the body which consequently helps in reducing the risk of several diseases and infections.
Vitamin E: Splendid antioxidant properties. Vitamin E plays a protective and restorative part in several body functions. It protects the body cells from oxidative damage and improves overall health of a person.
Vitamin K: Vitamin K is produced by bacteria present in our large intestine. It is required for clotting of blood and also for bone formation.
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

GPL – Organic Acids Test (OAT)

Only $299

 
DLS Regular Price: $369

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


To order this test Internationally, please contact us via email, phone, or chat.
Fasting:
Lab: Great Plains Lab
Specimen: Urine
Results: 1-2+ weeks
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Special Instructions: Patient must avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection. Avoid arabinogalactan, echinacea, reishi mushrooms, and ribose supplements for 12 hours before collection.
Collect the first morning urine in the collection cup provided. Collecting sample prior to eating or drinking is preferred.
Freeze urine specimen for a minimum of 4 hours before shipping. Keep in freezer until ready to ship. Ship with frozen gel pack (included).
Send the sample Monday through Thursday only.
Do not collect during menstrual cycle.
Limit liquid intake starting at 6pm the night prior to collection to avoid sample dilution. Urine must be yellow in color. If urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup in hot water only (no soap), air dry, then re-collect.
Description: Organic acids are chemical compounds excreted in the urine of mammals that are products of metabolism. Metabolism is the sum of chemical reactions in living beings by which the body builds new molecules and breaks down molecules to eliminate waste products and produce energy. Organic acids are organic compounds that are acidic. Organic acids are substances in which carbon and hydrogen are always present but which may also contain the elements of oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus as well.
The names of most organic acids contain the suffix –ic, followed by the word “acid” such as lactic acid. Every organic acid has one or more conjugate bases named with the suffix –ate. Thus, the conjugate base of lactic acid is lactate. Many times, the name of the organic acid and its conjugate base(s) are used interchangeably when discussing physiology and biochemistry, such as lactate or lactic acid. The most common chemical groups associated with organic acids are carboxylic acids which are present in the conjugate base form at neutral pH, 7.0, the pH of the inside of most living cells. Organic acids with one carboxylic acid have one conjugate base while some organic acids may have two or three carboxylic acids and two or three conjugate bases.
Many genetic disorders are caused by the production of an inefficient enzyme that reacts at a slower than usual rate, resulting in an accumulation of a metabolic intermediate. More than 50 phenotypically different organic acidemias are now known since the oldest known disease, isovaleric aci­demia, was described in 1966. An organic acid is any compound that generates protons at the prevailing pH of human blood. Although some organic acidemias result in lowered blood pH, other organic acidemias are associated with organic acids that are relatively weak and do not typically cause acidosis. Organic acidemias are disorders of intermediary metabolism that lead to the accumulation of toxic compounds that derange multiple intracellular biochemical pathways including glucose catabolism (glycolysis), glucose synthesis (gluconeogenesis), amino acid and ammonia metabolism, purine and pyrimidine metabolism, and fat metabolism. The accumulation of an organic acid in cells and fluids (plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, or urine) leads to a disease called organic acidemia or organic aciduria.
Includes:•Organic Acids Test (OAT)
• Citramalic
• 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furoic
• 3-Oxoglutaric
• Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic
• Furancarbonylglycine
• Tartaric
• Arabinose
• Carboxycitric
• Tricarballylic
• 2-Hydroxyphenylacetic
• 4-Hydroxyphenylacetic
• 4-Hydroxybenzoic
• 4-Hydroxyhippuric
• Hippuric
• 3-Indoleacetic
• Succinic
• HPHPA (Clostridia marker)
• 4-Cresol (C. difficile)
• DHPPA (beneficial bacteria)
• Glyceric
• Glycolic
• Oxalic
• Lactic
• Pyruvic
• 2-Hydroxybutyric
• Fumaric
• Malic
• 2-Oxoglutaric
• Aconitic
• Citric
• Homovanillic Acid (HVA)
• Vanillmandelic Acid (VMA)
• HVA/VMA Ratio
• 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic (5-HIAA)
• Quinolinic
• Kynurenic
• HVA/DOPAC Ratio
• Dihydroxyphenylacetic (DOPAC
• Uracil
• Thymine
• 3-Hydroxybutyric
• Acetoacetic
• 4-Hydroxybutyric
• Ethylmalonic
• Methylsuccinic
• Adipic
• Suberic
• Sebacic
• Methylmalonic (Vitamin B12)
• Pyridoxic (Vitamin B6)
• Pantothenic (Vitamin B5)
• Glutaric (Vitamin B2-Riboflavin)
• Ascorbic (Vitamin C)
• 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric (Vitamin Q10-CoQ10)
• N-Acetylcysteine (Glutathione precursor and chelating agent)
• Methylcitric (Vitamin H-Biotin)
• Pyroglutamic
• Orotic
• 2-Hydroxyhippuric
• 2-Hydroxyisovaleric
• 2-Oxoisovaleric
• 3-Methyl-2-oxovaleric
• 2-Hydroxyisocaproic
• 2-Oxoisocaproic
• 2-Oxo-4-methiolbutyric
• Mandelic
• Phenyllactic
• Phenylpyruvic
• Homogentisic
• 4-Hydroxyphenyllactic
• N-Acetylaspartic
• Malonic
• 3-Methylglutaric
• 3-Hydroxyglutaric
• 3-Methylglutaconic
• Phosphoric

GPL – MycoTOX Panel

Only $299

 
DLS Regular Price: $369

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


To order this test Internationally, please contact us via email, phone, or chat.
Fasting: No
Lab: Great Plains Lab
Specimen: Urine
Results: 1-2+ weeks
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Special Instructions: Fasting for 12 hours may increase the excretion of mycotoxins from the adipose tissue. (Not required) Avoid Binders such as charcoal or bentonite clay for 72 hours. Patients taking Mycophenolate Mofetil (CellCept/Myfortic) will not get an accurate value for the marker Mycophenolic Acid (all other markers will report adequately). If you are taking this drug, please check the box on the Test Requisition Form by the test selection for MycoTOX Profile to inform laboratory personnel and help prevent sample errors.
Collect the first morning urine in the collection cup provided. Collecting sample prior to eating or drinking is preferred.
Freeze urine specimen for a minimum of 4 hours before shipping. Keep in freezer until ready to ship. Ship with frozen gel pack (included).
Send the sample Monday through Friday only.
Do not collect during menstrual cycle.
Limit liquid intake starting at 6pm the night prior to collection to avoid sample dilution. Urine must be yellow in color. If urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup in hot water only (no soap), air dry, then re-collect.
Description: Mycotoxins (toxins from mold) are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment. Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mold, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs. Most mycotoxin exposures in North America, Europe, and Australia are through airborne exposure. Food may be a major source of mycotoxins in third-world nations that lack government inspection of foods, especially the grains such as rice, corn, wheat, rye, and barley. Many grains that are harvested have been found to be contaminated with mycotoxins but little of such harvests are discarded and are frequently sold for animal feeds such as dog food or feed for cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and horses.
Fungi can grow on almost any surface, especially if the environment is warm and wet. Inner wall materials of buildings, wallpaper, fiber glass insulation, ceiling tiles, and gypsum support are all good surfaces for fungi to colonize. These fungi then release mycotoxins into the environment causing symptoms of many different chronic diseases. Diseases and symptoms linked to mycotoxin exposure include fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, rheumatic disease, asthma, sinusitis, cancer, memory loss, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety, and liver damage. With the MycoTOX Profile we can identify mycotoxin exposures and make recommendations for detoxification treatments that have been effective.
Includes:• AFLATOXIN M1 (AFM1)
• OCHRATOXIN A (OTA)
• STERIGMATOCYSTIN (STG)
• RORIDIN E
• VERRUCARIN A
• ENNIATIN B1
• ZEARALENONE (ZEA)
• GLIOTOXIN
• MYCOPHENOLIC ACID
• DIHYDROCITRINONE
• CHAETOGLOBOSIN A