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Blood tests everyone should get at least once a year


Your blood tells you, and your medical team, so much about you! It is really important to be aware of what is happening with you and blood tests are the way to get a lot of information. Small changes based on the results can cause huge differences in your health and wellness. Trivida offers these blood panels along with many other tests please contact us for more information about these services. Check out what the Trivida medical team says are the top blood tests for everyone to get every year.

Hyperlipidemia (Lipid Panel)

This is to ensure your cholesterol and triglycerides are in normal level. It is important because there are no symptoms of high cholesterol, and if elevated, you are at higher risk for heart attack or stroke.  The lipid profile is used as part of a Cardia Risk Assessment to help determine an individual’s risk of heart disease and to help make decisions about what treatment may be best if there is borderline or high risk.  Lipids are a group of fats and fat-like substances that are important elements of cells and sources of energy. Monitoring and maintaining healthy levels of these lipids is important in staying healthy. The results of the lipid profile are considered along with other known risk factors of heart disease (such as sugar levels and overall body inflammation) to develop a plan of treatment and follow-up. Depending on the results and other risk factors, treatment options may involve lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise or lipid-lowering medications.

Trivida’s lipid profile includes:  Cholesterol Total, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, Apo A-1, Apo B, sdLDL and Lp(a)

Diabetes Mellitus profile

This profile is used to detect high blood glucose (Hyperglycemia) and/or low blood glucose (Hypoglycemia).  We generally test everyone for this condition but we especially screen for Diabetes in people who are at risk before signs and symptoms are apparent.     In some cases, there may be no early signs or symptoms of diabetes, so screening can therefore be useful in helping to identify it and allowing for treatment before the condition worsens or complications arise.  It is also useful to monitor levels in people diagnosed with diabetes.

The signs and symptoms of Diabetes include (but are not limited to):

  • Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • increased urination
  • increase thirst
  • dry mouth
  • dry itchy skin
  • blurred vision.

Trivida’s Diabetes profile includes:  Glucose, HbA1c, Glycomark, GSP, Adiponectin, Ferritin and Insulin

Blood cell disorder (CBC)

This is checking your Red Blood Cells (RBC’s) which carry oxygen and your White Blood Cells (WBC’s) which fight off infection and to ensure you are not dealing with any type of anemia. Symptoms common to many types of anemia include the following:

  • Easy fatigue and loss of energy
  • Unusually rapid heartbeat, particularly with exercise
  • Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness
  • Pale skin
  • Leg cramps
  • Insomnia

Trivida’s Hematology panel includes:  CBC with diff. and platelets, Reticulocyte count, Ferritin, iron, iron/TIBC, Transferrin, Folate and Vitamin B12

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) to check Liver, Kidney, Electrolyte and Protein disorders

The comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is used as a broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for conditions such as Liver disease, Kidney disease, electrolyte imbalance or protein disorders. The CMP may also be ordered to monitor known conditions, such as high blood pressure (Hypertension), and to monitor people taking specific medications for any kidney- or liver-related side effects. The CMP is routinely ordered as part of a blood work-up for a medical exam or yearly physical. While the individual tests are sensitive, they do not usually tell a health practitioner specifically what is wrong. Abnormal test results or groups of test results are usually followed up with other specific tests to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis.

Trivida’s CMP includes:  electrolytes, glucose, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Total proteins, AST and ALT

Prostate issues (PSA) * For men only

The Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test and digital rectal exam (DRE) may be used to screen both asymptomatic and symptomatic men for prostate cancer. PSA is a protein produced primarily by cells in the prostate and most of the PSA is released into semen, but small amounts of it are also released into the blood. While elevated PSA levels are associated with cancer, they may be caused by other conditions, such as Benin Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) and inflammation of the prostate. An elevated PSA may be followed by a referral to a urologist.

Trivida’s PSA panel includes:  PSA total and free


 Vitamin and Mineral deficiency

Some common symptoms of a vitamin or mineral deficiency include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Pale or yellowish skin
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Weight loss
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
  • Muscle weakness
  • Personality changes
  • Unsteady movements
  • Mental confusion or forgetfulness

Trivida’s vitamin and mineral panel typically includes:  Folate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iron, Ferritin, Magnesium, Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and 6, Potassium and Calcium

Hormonal inefficiency

Hormones are critical components in your body’s chemistry. Hormones carry messages between cells and organs. They affect everything from growth through childhood, sexual development, mood, how well we sleep, how we manage stress, and even how we break down food. This means that our bodies rely on hormones to function properly. A hormonal imbalance triggering a series of symptoms that affect health can occur at any time, regardless of how young or how old you are. Once a hormonal imbalance occurs, the only way to restore health and well-being is through a natural hormone therapy.

Trivida’s Hormone Panel includes:  Estradiol, DHEA-S, SHBG, Testosterone (Total and Free), Progesterone, Parathyroid Hormone, FSH, LH and Cortisol


Thyroid dysfunction

Thyroid disorders can slow down or rev up metabolism by disrupting the production of thyroid hormones. When hormone levels become too low or too high, you may experience a wide range of symptoms:

  • Easy fatigue and loss of energy
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling in Neck
  • Changes in energy or mood
  • Hair loss
  • Brain Fog

Trivida’s Thyroid Panel includes:  TSH, T3 (total and free), T4 (total and free), Anti-TPO, Anti-TG and RT3

Generalized Inflammatory conditions 

Inflammation is the body’s response to outside threats like stress, infection, or toxic chemicals.  This is an extremely important process that is critical to your life.  When your immune system senses one of these dangers, it responds by activating proteins meant to protect cells and tissues and in a healthy body inflammation serves as an ally.  But if immune cells start to overreact, that inflammation can be totally directed against us.  This type of harmful, chronic inflammation can have several causes, including a virus or bacteria, an autoimmune disorder, high fat food, high sugar food and high uncontrolled stress.

Sign that you have an overabundance of inflammation in your body:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue or brain fog
  • Trouble with weight loss
  • Issue with skin rashes
  • Chronic allergies
  • Chronic infections

Trivida’s general inflammatory panel includes:  Lp-PLA2, hs-CRP, Homocysteine, hs-cTnl, ox-LDL and ESR


There are Three ways to obtain the blood work above:

  1. Trivida can draw the blood at the studio, you can make an appointment on our webpage.
  2. Trivida can write and order for blood to be drawn at any local Any Lab Now location or any LabCorp location
  3. You can take this list to your PCP and have them order it for you

After the initial blood work is drawn and analyzed, Trivida will meet with you and complete a list of your current medications and supplements, and then utilizing the information the blood work gives to us we recommend new or variations in your current medications and/or supplements.  We will suggest you take any of these medications and/or supplements for 1-2 months before we recheck your blood work to ensure that the medications and supplements are doing what they are supposed to do and not causing any harm.

The Labs above may be covered by your insurance or there is a cash pay option at the lab (for a discounted rate).  **Please note that some insurance plans may not cover every blood test above.

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