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November 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

Only $26

 
DLS Regular Price: $34
Fasting Required: No
Specimen: Blood
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Results: 1-4 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.
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

HgbA1c + CRP,Hs + Homocysteine

Only $89

 
DLS Regular Price: $119
Fasting Required: No
Specimen: Blood
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Results: 5-7 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.
Tests Included:
HgbA1C: This non-fasting test 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. The result can help you and your doctor know if the measures you are taking to control your diabetes are successful. Hemoglobin A1C is not a substitute for daily, routine blood glucose diabetes testing.
CRP, hs: Usually ordered as one of several tests in a cardiovascular risk profile. This test can help determine the potential risk level for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. The current thinking is that hs-CRP can play a role in the evaluation process before one encounters one of these health problems.
Homocysteine: The amino acid, Homocysteine, plays a role in destroying the lining of your artery walls, promoting the formation of blood clots, and also accelerates the buildup of scar tissue. High levels may increase the chance of heart disease and stroke, especially if you have other risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or family history.

Diabetes Package

Only $44

 
DLS Regular Price: $58

Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 hours
Specimen: Blood
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Results: 1-4 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:
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.
HgA1C: This non-fasting test, also known as A1c, HbA1c, Glycohemoglobin, 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.

Kidney Profile, Extended

Only $89

 
DLS Regular Price: $129

Fasting Required: Yes 12 hours
Specimen: Blood and Urine
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: CMP-14, CBC, Lipids, PTH, and Urinalysis
CMP-14:
Glucose: Blood sugar level, the most direct single test to uncover diabetes, may be used not only to identify diabetes, but also to evaluate how one controls the disease.
Kidneys:
Bun (Urea Nitrogen)--Another by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. BUN is an indicator of kidney function.
Creatinine, Serum--An indicator of kidney function
Bun/Creatinine Ratio--Calculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine
Glomerular Filtration (eGFR)--Provides an assessment of the filtering capacity of the kidney.
Fluids & Electrolytes:
Sodium--One of the major salts in the body fluid, sodium is important in the body's water balance and the electrical activity of nerves and muscles.
Potassium--Helps to control the nerves and muscles
Chloride--Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance
Carbon Dioxide, Total--Used to help detect, evaluate, and monitor electrolyte imbalances.
Calcium: A mineral essential for development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It is important also for the normal function of muscles, nerves and blood clotting.
Liver:
Protein, Total--Together with albumin, it is a measure of the state of nutrition in the body.
Albumin--Serum one of the major proteins in the blood and a reflection of the general state of nutrition
Globulin, Total--A major group of proteins in the blood comprising the infection fighting antibodies
Albumin/Globulin Ratio--Calculated by dividing the albumin by the globulin
Bilirubin, Total--A chemical involved with liver functions. High concentrations may result in jaundice.
Alkaline Phosphatase--A body protein important in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT)--An enzyme found in skeletal and heart muscle, liver and other organs. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.
Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT-An enzyme found primarily in the liver. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.
Lipids:
Cholesterol, Total--A sterol in the blood. Knowing your cholesterol may be as important as knowing your blood pressure. Elevated cholesterol is associated with an increasing risk of coronary heart disease.
HDL--Cholesterol High-density lipoproteins are believed to take cholesterol away from cells and transport it back to the liver for processing or removal. They have become known as the "good" cholesterol as persons with high levels of HDL may have less heart disease. Low HDL could be the result of smoking and lack of exercise.
LDL--Cholesterol Low-density lipoproteins contain the greatest percentage of cholesterol and may be responsible for depositing cholesterol on the artery walls. For that reason, they are known as the "bad" cholesterol.
Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio--Calculated by dividing the total cholesterol by the HDL cholesterol. Ratio used by physicians in determining your relative risk for developing cardiovascular disease.Triglycerides--Triglycerides are fat in the blood responsible for providing energy to the cells of the body. Triglycerides should be less than 400 mg/dl even in a non-fasting state.
CBC:
WBC- White blood cells are the body's primary defense against disease. White blood cells help fight infection.
RBC- Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide away from all cells. Iron deficiency will lower RBC.
Hemoglobin- A chemical compound inside red cells that transports oxygen through the blood stream to all cells of the body. Oxygen is needed for healthy organs. Hemoglobin gives the red color to blood.
Hematocrit- Hematocrit measures the amount of space red blood cells take up in the blood. It is reported as a percentage.
Lymphocytes- The results of this and basophils, eosinophils, monocytes and neutrophils deal with white blood cell function. Important to the body's defense against infection. Also important in the assessment of nutritional status.
Monocytes- The results of this and basophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, and neutrophils deal with white blood cell function. Important to the body's defense against infection. Also important in the assessment of nutritional status.
MCH Mean- Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (abbreviated as MCH) is an estimate of the amount of hemoglobin in an average red blood cell.
MCHC Mean- Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (abbreviated as MCHC) is an estimate of the concentration (amount) of hemoglobin in a given number of packed red blood cells.
MCV Mean- Average amount of space occupied by each red blood cell. Red blood cells help carry oxygen in the blood.
Neutrophils- The results of this and basophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes deal with white blood cell function. Important to the body's defense against infection and also important in the assessment of nutritional status.
Platelets- Blood cell particles involved with the forming of blood clots.
RDW- Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a calculation of the variation in the size of your RBC's. In some anemias, such as pernicious anemia, the amount of variation (anisocytosis) in RBC size (along with variation in shape – poikilocytosis) causes an increase in the RDW.
PTH, Intact:
PTH (Parathyroid Hormone)is responsible for the regulation of serum calcium levels. It works in three ways to help raise blood calcium levels back to normal: Takes calcium from the body's bones, stimulates the activation of vitamin D in the kidney, and suppresses the excretion of calcium in the urine while encouraging excretion of phosphorus. PTH levels will vary during the day, peaking at about 2 a.m. Drugs that may increase PTH levels include phosphates, anticonvulsants, steroids, isoniazid, lithium, and rifampin.
Urinalysis, Complete: Useful in the evaluation of conditions such as urinary tract infection, dehydration, and kidney stones. Urinalysis Includes: Color, appearance, specific gravity, pH, protein, glucose, occult blood, ketones, leukocyte esterase, nitrite, bilirubin, urobilinogen, and microscopic examination of urine sediment.

Cardio IQ Insulin Resistance Panel

Only $169

 
DLS Regular Price: $224
Fasting Required: Yes 12 hours
Specimen: Blood
Lab: Quest Diagnostics
Results: 7-10 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: The determination of insulin in serum is primarily used for the diagnosis of glycemic disorders in diabetic and pre-diabetic patients in the assessment of insulin resistant syndromes. Insulin is synthesized by the pancreatic beta cell as a precursor, proinsulin. Proinsulin is processed to insulin and C-peptide, a contiguous peptide between the insulin A and B chains, as it passes through the cell. The C-peptide in the proinsulin ensures correct folding and processing of proinsulin as it passes through the cell. Both insulin and C-peptide are released together from the beta cells in response to increased glucose levels. Because of differences in half-life and hepatic clearance, peripheral blood levels of C-peptide and insulin are no longer equimolar but remain highly correlated. A steady-state plasma glucose test in individuals undergoing an insulin suppression test to assess insulin resistance found that the combination of insulin and C-peptide was a better indicator of insulin resistance than either one individually.
Analytes Reported:
Insulin, Intact, LC/MS/MS
C-Peptide, LC/MS/MS
Insulin Resistance Score

Amino Acids Urine – Genova Home Kit

Only $289

 
DLS Regular Price: $349

Note: This is a test kit that will be mailed to you.
Fasting Required: No
Specimen: Urine
Lab: Genova Diagnostics
Results: 10-14 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.
Special Instructions: Avoid all non-essential medications and supplements (for 4 days). Avoid foods and drinks containing aspartame. Do not collect during a menstrual period. Do not collect during acute infectious illness or antibiotic treatment. See instructions inside test kit for details.
Description: The Amino Acids Analysis nutritional test helps to identify metabolic imbalances underlying many chronic disorders. Specifically, this nutritional test evaluates dietary protein adequacy and assimilation, as well as metabolic imbalances underlying many chronic disorders. With the precise results and comprehensive commentary provided, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic impairments, and amino acid transport disorders can be accurately identified and corrected.
Amino acids comprise the building blocks of all of the body's structural tissues and hormones. All of these compounds utilize, or derive from, the essential amino acids provided by the diet. Determination of the adequacy of amino acids, proper balance between them, and conversion capability are of paramount importance in preventing illness and getting to the root of many chronic disorders.
Analytes Reported:
1-Methylhistidine
3-Methylhistidine
Alanine
Alpha-amino-N-butyric acid
Alpha-aminoadipic acid
Anserine (dipeptide)
Arginine
Argininosuccinic acid
Asparagine
Aspartic acid
Beta-alanine
Beta-aminoisobutyric acid
Carnosine (dipeptide)
Citrulline
Creatinine
Cystathionine
Cysteine
Cystine
Ethanolamine
Gamma-aminobutyric acid
Glutamic acid
Glutamine
Glycine
Histidine
Homocysteine
Hydroxyproline
Isoleucine
Leucine
Lysine
Methionine
Ornithine
Phenylalanine
Phosphoethanolamine
Phosphoserine
Proline
Sarcosine
Serine
Taurine
Threonine
Tryptophan
Tyrosine
Urea
Valine