Existing Patient Weight Loss and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) -Female

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Female Combined HRT & Weight Loss Panel

Includes:

  • Estradiol
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel 14 (CMP)
  • CBC (Complete Blood Count) with Diff/Plate
  • Lipid Panel, Standard
  • TSH
  • Testosterone, total
  • Progesterone
  • Calcitonin, Serum
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Triiodothyronine (T3),Free
  • Thyroid Antibodies

The Existing Patient Weight Loss and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) -Female panel includes a range of tests that help monitor hormone levels, metabolic health, and overall well-being in women undergoing hormone replacement therapy. These tests are essential for ensuring the treatment’s safety and effectiveness, particularly when combined with weight loss objectives, and for customizing the treatment to the individual’s needs and responses.

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Description

The Existing Patient Weight Loss and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) -Female panel is a collection of blood tests tailored for women undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), especially when combined with weight loss goals. Here’s a simplified explanation of each test and why it’s important in this context:

  1. Estradiol: This test measures the level of estradiol, a form of estrogen, which is a key hormone in women’s health. It’s important for regulating menstrual cycles, mood, and bone health. In HRT, maintaining the right level of estradiol is crucial.
  2. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) 14: This panel includes a series of tests that assess liver and kidney function, blood sugar levels, and electrolyte balance. It provides a broad overview of your body’s general health and how it’s responding to HRT.
  3. CBC (Complete Blood Count) with Diff/Plate: This test evaluates different types of cells in your blood, such as red and white blood cells, and platelets. It helps detect conditions like anemia or infections, ensuring overall blood health during HRT.
  4. Lipid Panel, Standard: This measures cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Hormonal changes due to HRT can affect these levels, so it’s important for monitoring heart health.
  5. TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone): TSH regulates your thyroid gland, which controls your metabolism. This test checks if HRT is affecting your thyroid, which can impact weight and energy levels.
  6. Testosterone, Total: Though typically associated with men, testosterone is also important in women for bone strength, mood regulation, and libido. This test monitors testosterone levels, which is useful in HRT to maintain hormonal balance.
  7. Progesterone: This hormone plays a key role in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. In HRT, balancing progesterone with other hormones like estrogen is important for managing symptoms and overall health.
  8. Calcitonin, Serum: Calcitonin is involved in regulating calcium and bone metabolism. This test is particularly relevant in HRT, as hormone fluctuations can affect bone density.
  9. Hemoglobin A1c: This test measures average blood sugar levels over the past two to three months. It’s important for women on HRT, especially those with or at risk for diabetes, as hormones can influence blood sugar control.
  10. Triiodothyronine (T3), Free: This measures free T3, an active thyroid hormone, which is crucial for understanding your metabolic health. This is particularly relevant for weight management in the context of HRT.
  11. Thyroid Antibodies: These tests detect autoimmune conditions that target the thyroid, which can be important for managing HRT and understanding how it affects your body.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation