Track Your Max is happy to help you gain the best view of your overall health through routine health labs. Along with a physical exam, routine lab work ensures your body is functioning properly. Consistent tracking will allow you to optimize your health & performance.
Routine labs will allow your healthcare provider to create a baseline for the blood, hormones, and nutrients in your body by observing how different parts of your body function. With consistent data, our experienced providers can compare your results and identify any potential health concerns or abnormalities. With the correct diagnosis, you and your healthcare provider can develop a plan to prevent or treat issues or deficiencies.
Routine Wellness Labs
1. RMR Test
RMR is the metabolic rate during the period of inactivity. RMR tests have a high degree of accuracy in measuring the calories we burn while resting, the speed or slowness of our metabolism, and the percentage of calories derived from fat or carbohydrates. This exam has value to those who are attempting to lose weight in a healthy manner, to detect or confirm a metabolic disorder, or for athletes who want to remain at the forefront of nutrition and training to maximize their performance.
2. Body Composition Analysis
You may have heard of the Body Mass Index, but a Body Composition Analysis (BCA) would have a greater impact. Your BMI is a calculation of your weight relative to your height and age that compares your health to the average person’s. A body composition analysis goes further, providing you with the specific amounts of fat, water, and muscle in your body. A BCA report provides a detailed look at your body composition over time, compares your changes to previous scans, and tracks your progress toward your goals.
At Track Your Max, we utilize the InBody 270 body composition analyzer to generate accurate and efficient results. This advanced, non-intrusive, straightforward, and precise technology for analyzing body composition provides a detailed breakdown of your weight that includes muscle, fat, and water without requiring traditional methods that involve squeezing or submerging in water. Your comprehensive, yet simple to understand, measurements will be displayed on an InBody Results Sheet in just over 15 seconds.
3. Continuous Glucose Monitoring
A Continuous Glucose Monitoring device (CGM) is a small medical device that continuously monitors your blood glucose levels. The reading levels are sampled periodically, this results in a nearly continuous representation of your glucose levels over the course of the day. The system is comprised of a small sensor, a transmitter, and a display monitor. A sensor that is embedded just below your skin is responsible for measuring your blood glucose levels every 24 hours. A transmitter sends information to a portable device or cell phone. Our patients have praised the smartphone app that displays the data collected by the CGM.
4. Thyroid Test
Thyroid hormone blood tests are employed to determine the quantity of hormones in your blood. The measurement can indicate if your thyroid gland is functioning properly and assist in the diagnosis of thyroid diseases. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck, this gland produces the thyroid hormone, which regulates your body’s temperature, weight, and energy consumption. The thyroid function test is crucial to understanding the overall efficiency of your metabolism.
Thyroid blood tests can show if you have a thyroid disorder. The most common are:
- Hyperthyroidism – An overactive thyroid producing more thyroid hormones than your body needs. Speeds up your metabolism, which can cause weight loss, rapid heartbeat, insomnia, puffiness around the eyes, anxiety, and other symptoms. Most commonly caused by Graves’ disease.
- Hypothyroidism – An underactive thyroid producing too few thyroid hormones. Slows down your metabolism, which can cause weight gain, dry and puffy skin, and fatigue. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s disease.
5. Biochemistry Testing
Biochemistry testing includes a cholesterol test, food sensitivity panels, & HbA1c test. These tests will baseline your internal biomarkers at the beginning of the program as well as assess the appropriateness of prescription medications.
- HbA1c Test is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months. It’s one of the most commonly used tests to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes and is also the main test to help you and your healthcare team manage your diabetes.
- A complete cholesterol test, also known as a lipid panel or lipid profile, is a blood test that can measure both cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. A cholesterol test can assist in determining your likelihood of developing deposits of fatty tissue in your arteries (plaques) that can lead to the blockage of your arteries or the narrowing of your arteries (atherosclerosis).
- Food Sensitivity Panels. Food allergies and food sensitivities are abnormal responses to a food component that are triggered by the immune system, which in turn releases immunoglobulins (IgE, IgG, IgA) into the body, either immediately or over a period of time. Specific IgE food panels include the most common food allergens that cause immediate-type reactions, these are categorized into basic or comprehensive panels for adults or children. Individual food allergy panels for specific foods can be ordered from the lab’s inventory of over 100 different foods as needed.