Women's Wellness Panel
This women's wellness panel measures three biomarkers in the blood to provide an overall view of your health. Combined with the vascular screening results, this women's health test provides a deeper level of understanding regarding risk for chronic disease.
What the Women's Wellness Panel Will Tell You
The women's wellness panel screening analyzes your blood to help you understand your risk for cardiovascular disease, thyroid disease, and diabetes.
- Thyroid Function screening determines the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is the key indicator for how well the thyroid gland is functioning. An abnormal TSH level can cause the thyroid gland to malfunction and lead to a variety of health issues.
- The A1c screening measures average glucose (blood sugar) level in the blood over the previous 2-3 months, which is an indicator for diabetes risk.
- C-Reactive protein: this high-sensitivity C-reactive protein wellness panel screening measures the level of C-reactive protein in the blood. Higher levels of CRP indicate possible inflammation in the body, which can be a marker for cardiovascular disease.
About The Conditions Included in the Women's Wellness Panel
- Thyroid Disease: the thyroid is the largest endocrine gland in the body. It produces two hormones: T3 and T4, which control the rate at which your body burns energy and responds to stress hormones. Thyroid disease can affect mood, metabolism, heart rate, and cause weight gain or loss. Click here to review the risk factors.
- A1c screening is the most widely used tool to screen for diabetes risk. Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce or properly use insulin (hormone that converts food into energy). The most common type of diabetes is Type 2, in which the body does not use insulin properly, called insulin resistance.
Diabetes is widespread—9% of adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and over 20% are not aware they have it .1Diabetes puts people at a higher risk for stroke, heart disease, vision decline, and circulation problems. That's why getting a women's wellness panel screening is so important. With a simple finger-stick blood sample, you can understand your risk for developing diabetes. Click here to review the risk factors.
- C-Reactive protein, a by-product of inflammation in the body, has been linked by research to heart disease. When plaque forms in the arteries, it causes injury to the arteries, generating an inflammatory response, which causes the release of C-Reactive protein into the blood. There are no risk factors for C-Reactive protein; a CRP screening helps to evaluate a person's overall risk for cardiovascular disease. Risk factors include diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, and a family history of stroke or heart disease.
Women's Wellness Panel Screening Details
- Thyroid function screening looks at two ways your thyroid can malfunction: Hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone is produced in the body) and Hypothyroidism (not enough thyroid hormone is produced).
- The A1c screening measures the average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. The American Diabetes Association recommends that the A1c test be the primary screening used to diagnose prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, and type 2 diabetes.
- The high-sensitivity C-reactive protein screening detects even small changes in the C-reactive protein levels in the blood, important when evaluating a person's overall risk for developing cardiovascular disease.
Who is this women's health test for?
Women age 40+ who want to take a proactive approach to their health.
Appropriate Ages for the Wellness Panel
Women 40+, or younger for women with risk factors.
Frequency of Wellness Panel Screening
This comprehensive female wellness panel is recommended on an annual basis.
Schedule this Screening
*Screening availability may be limited by location.