From the functional medicine’s view, we need as much data as possible so that we have the most extensive overview of your health state. As such, it is always best if we have as many blood markers as we can.
Below is the list of all the markers needed to make a Functional Blood Test Report and Analysis. It is the ideal list for a practitioner to perform functional analysis.
If your practitioner orders all or most of the markers below, then I can provide a Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis and report for you.
However, if your doctor refuses to order all of these markers, it is still highly likely to gain a lot of information from the most basic bloodwork.
- Lipid panel: Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides
- Cardio-vascular health: C-Reactive Protein, Homocysteine
- Complete Blood Count (CBC’s) usually covers all of these markers: RBC’s (Red Blood Cell Counts), Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, MCV, RDW, MCH, MCHC, Platelet count
- WBC’s (White Blood Cell Count), Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Basophils, Eosinophils
- Fluids and electrolytes: Potassium, Chloride Sodium, and CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)
- Thyroid panel: TSH, T4 (free T4), T3 (free T3), TPO, Thyroglobulin Abs
- Liver: Albumin, ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase), GGT, ALT/SGPT, AST/SGOT, Bilirubin Total, Direct Bilirubin, Total Protein
- Kidney: Albumin, Calcium, Carbon dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, BUN, Uric Acid, eGFR/Cystatin C
- Minerals and Bones: Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, and most importantly: Vitamin D
- Iron metabolism: Iron, Ferritin, TIBC
- Sugar metabolism: Glucose, LDH, HgbA1C (Hemoglobin A1C)