Of all the questions I get as a consultant in the field of laboratory testing, this is by far the most asked one. This question was once posed at a conference I set up back in 2004 here in Reno, Nevada. The panel included three top people in the field of laboratory testing and each of course had a particular favorite test but when it came down to picking a test that wasn’t from their lab they all agreed on one, the comprehensive blood chemistry.
This test includes a full chemistry also known as an SMAC 25, with a complete blood count (CBC), a differential (white blood count analysis) along with a thyroid panel which should include a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). There is one small drawback and that is how to interpret the results. This is something I have been doing for over 20 years, the past 12 of which I have been using a system I developed called LabAssistTM which has been improved by the team at Health Director and is now known as the Bio-Clarity Report. Currently it is available through your health care provider. All they have to do is contact my office at Lab Interpretation LLC (775)851-3336 and ask for an information packet. Alternatively, if you don’t have a willing practitioner, you can contact Direct Lab Services and they will order the test for you along with the Bio-Clarity Report. You can click on the link above or call them at 1-800-908-0000.
Tomorrow, I will review a simple urine test that will give you more information about your chemistry than you could ever imagine.