Our blood work panel goes beyond what’s traditionally prescribed in primary care settings.
We can gain deep insights into your cellular and organ function, allowing us to assess your overall health and prevent potential issues before they arise.
We’ll look at your liver, renal, thyroid, methylation, and bone marrow function. We will also review lipid and fructose metabolism by looking at new, less well-known intermediates. We’ll also calculate your physiological age.
We then develop actionable interventions that are tailored to your specific optimal ranges.
Understanding Your Physiological Age
Take any lab test or medical questionnaire and you will surely be asked to fill in your birth date – age being a critical factor in any health analysis. But how many birthdays you’ve had doesn’t tell the whole story. Some people age faster than their chronological age, and some a lot slower. Genetics plays a factor, as do lifestyle choices. This is where the PhenoAge calculator comes in.
The PhenoAge calculator is a new health tool that gives a better approximation of actual physiological age, allowing insights into your overall health that were previously inaccessible. Crucially, it also enables us to measure your progress over time. If your PhenoAge is close to or higher than your chronological age, then our goal is to lower it over time. If your baseline PhenoAge is already lower than your chronological age, we aim to reduce it even further.
What blood work is performed?
We understand that traditional laboratory values only tell half the story. Instead, we ask the critical questions that drive to the heart of preventive care. What are the value ranges for optimal health? What laboratory values signal the ideal cellular and organ function that elevates health and prevents chronic disease?
The program looks specifically at lab markers that are most predictive for your future health; those that can detect the beginning of cellular and organ system failure.
One example is: HOMA-IR a test that can give a very early signal that your metabolism is becoming less efficient. It detects insulin resistance, a condition that is a causative factor in almost every chronic illness. Insulin resistance is a common problem, with estimates of over 80 percent of the U.S. population having some degree of insulin resistance. Keeping your body sensitive to insulin (the opposite of resistance) optimizes cellular metabolism promoting critical cellular pathways like DNA repair, autophagy, and immune function. The good news is that insulin resistance can be detected easily and fixed if caught early.