Initial Labs for Dr Hagmeyer’s First Visit.
Price: $749 (Includes Testing + Consultation)
No. This is a cash discount and includes a consultation with Dr Hagmeyer.
This is a blood test that requires a blood draw at local lab.
Web results are posted within 7-14 business days. Our office will notify you when test results have been reported.
You will be emailed a confirmation from the lab. Within 3-5 business days, you will receive a test kit that you will take to the lab with you.
Yes. Dr Hagmeyer will review the test result with you. Each test comes with a post-test review/explanation.
One we have placed the order for the test we are unable to issue a refund.
This bloodwork is required for all new patients.
In root cause medicine, doctors often use blood work as a window into a patient’s health. Functional Medicine is a personalized approach to a patient’s chief complaint. An initial blood screen can help practitioners prioritize where they need to dig deeper, often in places overlooked by conventional medicine.
CBC w/ Diff
Often used in conventional Medicine to indicate organ failure, a CBC with a functional perspective not only focuses on blood cell count but also analysis of the size of cells.
Ferritin, TIBC, Serum Iron
Ferritin is a blood protein that contains iron. A ferritin test helps your doctor understand how much iron your body stores. If a ferritin test reveals that your blood ferritin level is lower than normal, it indicates your body’s iron stores are low and you have iron deficiency.
Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) is a blood test to see if you have too much or too little iron in your blood. Iron moves through the blood attached to a protein called transferrin. This test helps your health care provider know how well that protein can carry iron in your blood.
C-Reactive Protein (Hs-CRP)
CRP, measured in conjunction with an extensive lipid panel, provides a full picture of both inflammation and cardiovascular health, making CRP a key screening tool for most chronic diseases.
While most people are familiar with the above Markers, one marker you’re probably not familiar with are Oxidized LDL. Oxidized LDL is LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) that has been modified by oxidation. Oxidized LDL triggers inflammation leading to the formation of plaque in the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis.
What is the difference between oxidized LDL and LDL that my normal doctor runs on routine bloodwork?
LDLs Change Through Oxidation, when that happens, the LDLs — now called oxidized LDLs — are damaged, which triggers inflammation and attracts white blood cells called macrophages. Macrophages engulf oxidized LDLs, forming new fat-filled cells, which aggregate, stick to blood vessel walls and become plaque.
Fasting Glucose and Fasting Insulin, Hemoglobin A1C
Practitioners often only measure fasting glucose, but adding fasting insulin is a practical and effective way to detect insulin resistance and get a better overview of the development of diabetes. As part of this workup Dr Hagmeyer also evaluates Hemoglobin A1C- which is a 90 day window of your bodies glucose levels.
Thyroid dysfunction is one of the most under-addressed conditions in medicine today. When the thyroid is low, patients feel fatigued and depressed; they lack motivation, have difficulty losing weight, can’t concentrate, and tend to have more trouble with digestion. If the thyroid is off, the entire system may feel run down. Better thyroid function improves immune function, heart health, metabolism, energy levels, as well as sexual and reproductive health. This Thyroid Panel includes
Reverse T3 (rT3)
Renal Function Test
Kidney function tests are urine or blood tests that evaluate how well your kidneys are working. Most of these tests measure glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR assesses how efficiently your kidneys clear waste from your system.
Hepatic Function Tests
What Is a Hepatic (Liver) Function Panel? A hepatic function panel is a blood test that helps doctors check for liver injury, infection, or disease. It also can check for side effects in the liver from some medicines.
Vitamin D, 25-OH
Something conventional MDs often don’t measure or monitor. Vitamin D levels should be tested, supplemented, and reassessed until stable.
High levels of homocysteine can damage the inside of your arteries and increase your risk of forming blood clots. This may increase your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other heart diseases and blood vessel disorders
Vitamin B12 deficiency happens when your body is either not getting enough or not absorbing enough vitamin B12 from the food that you eat that it needs to function properly. Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that helps your body make red blood cells and DNA, the genetic material in all of your cells.
Fatty Acids: Omega-3 & 6
Omega 3 and Omega 6 are essential fatty acids that are most important to one’s health, but the body needs these in the right proportion Omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that are generally found in vegetable oils, seeds, and nuts. When consumed moderately, these acids can be heart healthy.
Too much omega-6 can result in increased blood pressure, blood clots that can cause a heart attack and/or stroke and can make your body retain water.
Omega-3 can decrease the risk of heart disease, inflammation, and cancer. Flaxseed, walnuts, leafy vegetables, and fish all contain omega-3.
Hormones are chemicals that coordinate different functions in your body by carrying messages through your blood to your organs, skin, muscles and other tissues. These signals tell your body what to do and when to do it. Hormones are essential for life and your health.
Hormones and most of the tissues (mainly glands) that create and release them make up your endocrine system. Hormones control many different bodily processes, including:
- Homeostasis (constant internal balance).
- Growth and development.
- Sexual function.
- Sleep-wake cycle.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances that affect your metabolism include:
- Slow heartbeat or rapid heartbeat (tachycardia).
- Unexplained weight gain or weight loss.
- Diarrhea or more frequent bowel movements.
- Numbness and tingling in your hands.
- Higher-than-normal blood cholesterol levels.
- Depression or anxiety.
- Being unable to tolerate cold temperatures or warm temperatures.
- Dry, coarse skin and hair.
- Thin, warm and moist skin.
- Irregular body fat distribution.
- Darkened skin in your armpit or the back and sides of your neck (acanthosis nigricans).
- Skin tags (small skin growths).
- Extreme thirst and frequent urination.
Dr Hagmeyer initial New Patient Blood work includes the following Hormones
Cortisol is a hormone produced by the two adrenal glands, which are located on top of each kidney. The pituitary gland in the brain regulates cortisol production. Cortisol plays an important role in the stress response. Maintaining an adequate balance of cortisol is essential for health.
- Weight gain, especially in your face and abdomen.
- Fatty deposits between your shoulder blades.
- Wide, purple stretch marks on your abdomen (belly).
- Muscle weakness in your upper arms and thighs.
- High blood sugar, which often turns into Type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms of Low Cortisol levels?
- Fatigue and morning sluggishness.
- Weakened immune system and increased susceptibility to infection and sickness.
- Loss of resilience in stressful situations.
- Brain fog or mid-day lack of focus.
- Cravings for salty or sweet foods.
- Unexplained weight loss,
- Brain Fog,
- Nausea and vomiting,
- Hormone Imbalances
- Feeling weak
- Changes of libido
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel