Are you one of the roughly 15% of Americans who is uninsured, or are you underinsured? You probably are aware then that blood and urine testing can command a pretty steep cost. Urinalysis is important as it involves a number of tests that can reveal diseases that could otherwise go unnoticed, and blood testing is the best preventative tool to stay ahead of any health issue.
With regard to blood testing, even for those who are insured, doctors primarily test routinely for anything that could fall outside of a normal or typical range. The main issue with these “normal” ranges is that everyone is different, and sometimes these ranges can be much too broad. Also, if you are interested in reaching optimal levels to help your body perform at its peak level, you are out of luck.
There are numerous blood tests you can have performed, but there are several our friends at Life Extension recommend as the most important to have done. These include a complete blood count/chemistry test, estradiol, and DHEA, among others. If you’re interested in seeing the full list or learning more, be sure to check out our Blood Testing Protocols article on our website.
At DR Vitamins, we offer a wide selection of urine and blood testing kits to perform at your home, while also giving you the ability to save quite a bit of money. From allergy type tests, to cancer and hormone blood tests, we’re your one stop shop for blood testing and laboratory services. Simply visit our blood testing page and view our selection. If you’re looking for urine tests, we offer several of these as well, including our general urine testing kit, and deoxypyridinoline urine test which is used to measure bone re-absorption rates.
We’re here to help you stay ahead of any looming problems! If you have any questions, specific concerns, or conditions, we at DR Vitamin Solutions would be happy to make more specific recommendations for you. Simply leave us a comment here, send us an email via our contact page, or reach us via the social media space.
By David Benic, DR Vitamin Solutions