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Hemoglobin A1c

[hbA1C, A1C] – A measure of average blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels averaged over the last 2 to 3 months. Medical professionals often use this test in combination with others to diagnose risk of diabetes.


Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (14)

[CMP] Fasting recommended (see description for details). Similar to the Basic Metabolic Panel (8), this is a blood test that checks several substances in the blood, including glucose (blood sugar), electrolytes, and markers of kidney function. However, the Comprehensive panel also looks at markers of liver function. It is also one of the most commonly ordered tests.

Please note some items tested on the Comprehensive Metabolic Panel are also tested via: the Basic Metabolic Panel (8), Electrolyte Panel, Renal  Panel (10) and Hepatic Function Panel (7) (see description on individual product pages for more information to avoid redundant test ordering).


Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential/Platelet

[CBC] The complete blood count (CBC) is a test that quantifies various cells in the blood such as: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This test is often used in a variety of ways, such as detecting various immune activity, response to specific treatments, or to help diagnose some blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.


Insulin and C-Peptide, Serum

Fasting recommended (see description for details). A test that measures levels of insulin in the blood, a hormone secreted by the pancreas which is involved in glucose regulation. Also measures levels of C-peptide, a marker of insulin production within the body.


Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy

The 25-OH vitamin D test is commonly used to detect vitamin D deficiency. It can be an important indicator of osteoporosis (bone weakness) and rickets (bone malformation).



Special instruction indicated for this test. See full description for details. Typically used to identify sources of excessive androgen in women with infertility, amenorrhea, or hirsutism, and to evaluate androgen excess (hirsutism and/or virilization).


Sedimentation Rate-Westergren


Ferritin, Serum

Special preparation indicated for this test. See full description for details. A test that measures levels of ferritin, an iron transporting protein typically used as levels correlate with total body storage iron e.g. for hemochromatosis or iron deficiency anemia.


γ-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)

[GGT] Fasting recommended (see description for details). A test that measures levels of GGT in the blood, a biliary enzyme. Sometimes used to evaluate, e.g. pancreatitis, alcoholic fatty liver disease, etc.


Homocyst(e)ine, Plasma

Fasting preferred (see description for details). Homocysteine, is typically measured in those who may be at risk for heart disease and stroke.


C-Reactive Protein, Cardiac

[CRP, hsCRP] Also known as hs-CRP or High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein. C-Reactive Protein is a protein made by the liver. Levels of CRP are typically associated with inflammation in the body. It is often used to detect risk in both acute and chronic conditions involving an inflammatory response.


Lipid Panel

Additional preparation indicated for this test. See full description for details. The Lipid Panel measures both cholesterol (total, LDL, and HDL) and fat (triglycerides) in the blood. These four metrics are commonly used as risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Please note this test measures the same items as: the lipid panel with Total Cholesterol:HDL ratio, or lipid panel with LDL:HDL ratio, with the only difference being no ratio calculation is reported with the results (instead of Total Cholesterol:HDL Ratio, or LDL:HDL ratio respectively).


Magnesium, Serum


Phosphorus, Serum



Special preparation indicated for test. See full description for details. A test that measures levels of TSH, a thyroid function test typically used to evaluate e.g. hypo- or hyperthyroidism.


Urinalysis, Complete

A urine test generally used to evaluate abnormalities in the urine, including with the kidneys, infections of the urinary tract, etc.

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Special instruction: This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

Preparation instructions: 12-14 hours fasting prior to blood draw preferred (per LabCorp), stable diet for 2-3 weeks recommended

Turnaround time: Expected turnaround is within 1-2 business days, although this may vary depending on other tests ordered for the same blood draw, and expected variation with LabCorp testing.