Lab Testing

Your Health and Vitality Lies in Your Biochemistry

Knowing your risk factors for disease is an essential first step towards prevention. It is nearly impossible to achieve optimal health without taking intermittent snapshots of the inner workings of your body to guide you, which can be provided by laboratory testing.

Relatively inexpensively, your biochemistry can be accurately assessed and potential disease risk factors identified. As you make strides to improve your insulin sensitivity or blood pressure, you can also lower serum inflammatory markers and optimize your lipids. The upshot? A lowered risk for cancer, diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Remember, nearly all age-related diseases have common underpinnings: unchecked inflammation, insulin resistance and oxidative damage. Things you can test for. And more importantly, things you can act upon.

Yes, you and you alone have the capability to prevent disease and to extend your life. And it’s easier than you may think.

Comprehensive Male and Female Hormone Panels: Explanations

Click on the Panel of interest for more information.
Chemistry Panel (metabolic panel with lipids)
The cornerstone of any complete physical, the chemistry panel provides an array of markers to help assess cardiovascular risk, metabolic function, electrolyte status, minerals important for bone health, plus liver and kidney function.
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
The CBC test evaluates three types of cells that circulate in the blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). These markers can help to provide information regarding the immune system, possibility of an infection, blood disorder, nutritional deficiencies, your body’s ability to clot, and more.
Free & Total Testosterone
Known as the feel-good hormone, testosterone helps maintain a woman’s libido, bone and muscle mass, cardiovascular health, mood, and sense of well-being. Testosterone in conjunction with estrogen is crucial in minimizing hot flashes, sleep disturbances, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S)
Produced primarily by the adrenal glands, DHEA is the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. DHEA plays a fundamental role in hormone balance, as well as supporting one’s immune function, energy, mood, and maintenance of muscle and bone mass. Since orally administered DHEA is mostly converted to DHEA-S, coupled with the fact that DHEA-S levels are more stable in the blood than DHEA, measurement of DHEA-S is preferable to DHEA.
Progesterone
Instrumental in balancing the powerful effects of estrogen, an imbalance between progesterone and estrogen is linked to weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraine, cancer, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and osteoporosis. (F)
Estradiol (E2)
The primary female sex hormone, estradiol is a form of estrogen responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle, skin elasticity, bone strength, bladder and vaginal health.
Homocysteine
Identified by Life Extension as 1 of 17 independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, high homocysteine levels can directly damage the delicate endothelial cells that line the inside of arteries, resulting in vascular inflammation, arterial plaque rupture, and blood clot formation.
C-reactive protein (High sensitivity)
CRP measures general levels of inflammation in your body, but cannot show where the inflammation is located or what is causing it. Uncontrolled, systemic inflammation places you at risk for many degenerative diseases like heart disease and stroke.
TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone)
TSH is produced by the pituitary gland, and stimulates your thyroid to produce thyroid hormones T3 and T4. TSH can be used to screen for thyroid disease and other thyroid imbalances.
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is important to every cell and tissue throughout the body. From proper immune function and bone density to heart health and mood disorders, vitamin D is critical for optimal health and vitality levels.
Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)
HbA1C shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous 3 months. HbA1C is a useful indicator of how well blood glucose is being controlled, and is also used to monitor the effects of diet, exercise, and drug therapy in diabetic patients.

STEP 1: Fill Out Anti-Aging Symptoms Form

Download the Anti-Aging Symptom form and fill it out. Once you’ve filled it out, you can either FAX it to 312.674.7605, or scan the form and EMAIL it to FORMS@AmericanVitality.Net.

STEP 2: You’ll Be Contacted by the Head Coach

Based on the form answers, you will be contacted by Head Coach and Health Fiduciary, Chris White. After reviewing your form with one of our specialized doctors, you will be informed which Lab Panel you need.


STEP 3: Order the Recommended Panel Below

Once you’ve placed your order, Head Coach, Christopher White, will provide you with your Lab Requisition RX form, which you’ll provide a copy to the Concierge phlebotomist that comes directly to your home and/or work, at your convenience.

If you are not in Illinois, AVN will submit authorization to a local lab (a fee may apply) and have the results returned to your AVN doctor. Make sure to contact AVN if this applies to you.

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Schedule Your Appointment with Chris White for Your Consult after You’ve Ordered Your Labs.


Male Comprehensive Hormone Panel: $289







Male Comprehensive Hormone Panel Includes the Following

Steroid Hormones

Testosterone, Free with Total

Estrogens total (Estradiol)

Luteinizing Hormone (Profile 5)- Younger Men desiring a family

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (Profile 5) Younger Men desiring a family

Endocrine Hormones:

Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1)

Prostate

PSA Total

Hormone Binding Proteins:

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Lipid Panel

HDL, LDL, Ratio’s

General Health Markers:

Complete Metabolic Panel

Complete Blood Count


Female Comprehensive Hormone Panel: $339







Female Comprehensive Hormone Panel Includes the Following

Steroid Hormones

  • Testosterone, Free with Total
  • Estrogens, E2
  • Progesterone
  • DHEA-S

Endocrine Hormones

  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1)

Thyroid Hormones

  • T3
  • T4
  • TSH

Inflammation-Cardiovascular

  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Homocysteine
  • Vitamins:
  • Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy

General Health Markers

  • Complete Metabolic Panel
  • Complete Blood Count / Lipids


Anti-Aging Panel (Male and Female) – General: $339







Anti-Aging Panel Includes the Following

Thyroid Hormones – Too much or too little thyroid hormone can spell trouble for your health and well-being.

  • Free T3
  • Free T4
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Vitamins – Maintaining optimal levels is crucial for energy, immune function, mood regulation, and influencing the expression of genes involved in cancer development.

  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate
  • Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy

Cardiovascular Risk Markers – Important markers for identifying increased risk for blood clot formation, endothelial dysfunction, and injury.

  • Fibrinogen
  • Homocysteine
  • C-reactive protein (high sensitivity)

Insulin Resistance Markers – Insulin plays a major role in metabolism—the way the body uses food for energy. Insulin resistance can lead to a variety of serious health disorders.

  • Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)
  • Glucose
  • Insulin
  • Ferritin

General Health Markers – Comprehensive wellness screening to check cholesterol, liver and kidney function, blood minerals and proteins, electrolyte status, anemia, immune function, and more.

  • Complete metabolic panel with lipids
  • Complete blood count (CBC)

The rate at which people age varies widely and the hallmarks of aging, such as loss of muscle tone and energy, a declining immune system, increased levels of body fat, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and a depleted memory occurs much faster in some individuals than others.

Why does the difference exist? The answer is gene expression. In other words, it depends on whether or not you are running your aging functionality at optimal levels.

Improving our aging functionality is an attainable goal since aging is fundamentally a metabolic process. This panel checks those metabolic processes such as inflammation, vitamin and mineral balance, sugar and lipid control, immune function, and thyroid regulation. From that assessment the Best Plan can be put in motion given the patient’s needs and objectives when enrolling into the program.


Male Elite Panel: $539







Male Elite Panel Includes the Following

Steroid Hormones

  • Testosterone, Free with Total
  • Estrogens, Total
  • Estradiol
  • DHEA-S
  • Progesterone
  • Pregnenolone
  • Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
  • FSH/LH

Thyroid Hormones

  • TSH
  • Free T3
  • Free T4
  • Reverse T3

Cardiac Markers

  • C-reactive protein (high sensitivity)
  • Homocysteine

Prostate Cancer Marker

  • PSA

Endocrine Hormone

  • Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1)
  • Insulin

Hormone Binding Proteins

  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

General Health Markers

  • Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy
  • Complete Metabolic Panel
  • Lipid Profile
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Ferritin
  • Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)


Female Elite Panel: $539







Female Elite Panel Includes the Following

Steroid Hormones

  • Testosterone, Free with Total
  • Estrogens, Total
  • Estradiol
  • DHEA-S
  • Progesterone
  • FSH/LH

Thyroid Hormones

  • TSH
  • Free T3
  • Free T4

Cardiac Markers

  • C-reactive protein (high sensitivity)
  • Homocysteine

Endocrine Hormone

  • Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1)

Hormone Binding Proteins

  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

General Health Markers

  • Vitamin D, 25-hydroxy
  • Complete Metabolic Panel
  • Lipid Profile
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Ferritin
  • Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)


Medical Fat Loss Panel: $389







Medical Fat Loss Panel Info and Details

American Vitality Network Male and Female FAT Loss Panels

While most aging people accumulate excess body fat, the under-lying causes of weight gain vary considerably amongst individuals. Unless the obesity factors responsible for your weight problem are identified, you’re literally “shooting in the dark” when attempting to shed excess fat pounds. Fortunately, proper blood testing can uncover the specific factors responsible for your unwanted weight gain, so that corrective actions can be taken.

American Vitality Network FAT Loss Blood Test Panel

Many people have tried to follow low-calorie diets without achieving meaningful reductions in body fat. One reason for these failures is hormone imbalances that can preclude significant weight loss if not corrected.

For example, if you have insufficient levels of T3 (the active thyroid hormone), your cellular metabolism may be too slow to burn off stored fat. In response to eating less, your body responds by further inhibiting T3 production, thus making it even more challenging to rid surplus fat pounds. By measuring TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), free T4, and free T3 blood levels, your doctor can optimize your thyroid hormone status to the youthful ranges when you were much thinner. Thyroid hormone deficits are especially prevalent in women.

Abdominal weight gain is epidemic in aging men. Low free testosterone is a common culprit. In women, abdominal fat accumulation may be caused by an estrogen imbalance and/or excess free testosterone (the opposite of men). In both sexes, low DHEA hormone can contribute to excess belly fat. By measuring blood levels of hormones involved in fat metabolism, one can restore their hormonal profile to youthful ranges that existed when you were at normal body weight.

The American Vitality Network Blood Test Panel analyzes these hormones (along with other obesity factors) so that you and your doctor have the data to properly restore them to optimal ranges.

Correcting Metabolic Imbalances

Aging results in a reduction in insulin sensitivity that contributes to our bloodstreams being chronically bloated with excess glucose and triglycerides. One might assume that cutting calories would correct this problem, yet many overweight people lack the metabolic capacity to remove excess glucose, triglycerides, and other obesity factors from their blood. It is particularly challenging to lose significant weight while one’s bloodstream is chronically overloaded with fat-inducing compounds.

The American Vitality Network Blood Test Panel analyzes a host of metabolic parameters that may be blocking your ability to shed body fat. Once identified, proven methods exist that you can implement with the help of your AVN Health Care Fiduciary to purge your bloodstream of these dangerous obesity factors.

Suppressing Chronic Inflammation

Heavy people have startlingly high levels of C-reactive protein, which is a blood marker of chronic inflammation. C-reactive protein contributes to obesity by binding to the leptin hormone. Leptin signals satiety (thereby reducing hunger) and promotes the breakdown of body fat through the process of lipolysis. Suppressing elevated C-reactive protein is an essential element in a scientific weight loss and longevity program.

The American Vitality Blood Test Panel analyzes C-reactive protein levels. If elevated, proven methods exist to reduce C-reactive protein to safer ranges.


Male Fat Loss Panel

To identify obesity factors in the blood responsible for weight gain in men (especially in the abdomen) and age-related disease risks, the AVN Male FAT Loss Panel includes measurements of:

  • Free testosterone
  • Total testosterone
  • Estradiol (a potent estrogen)
  • DHEA
  • TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone)
  • Free T4
  • Free T3 (the metabolically active thyroid hormone)
  • Glucose
  • Triglycerides
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL (low-density lipoprotein)
  • HDL (high-density lipoprotein)
  • C-reactive protein
  • Liver function
  • Kidney function
  • Complete blood cell counts
  • PSA (prostate-specific antigen)
  • Cortisol

Female Fat Loss Panel

To identify obesity factors in the blood responsible for weight gain in women (and age-related disease risks), the AVN Female FAT Loss Panel includes measurements of::

  • Estradiol (a potent estrogen)
  • Progesterone
  • TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone)
  • Free T4
  • Free T3 (the metabolically active thyroid hormone)
  • Free testosterone
  • Total testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Glucose
  • Triglycerides
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL (low-density lipoprotein)
  • HDL (high-density lipoprotein)
  • C-reactive protein
  • Liver function
  • Kidney function
  • Complete blood cell counts
  • Cortisol


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