Blood Tests

At TotalWellness, we offer our clients the choice between a fingerstick or venipuncture screening for their on-site biometric screenings. The fingerstick is our most popular option because it requires only a small drop of blood, and results are available immediately at the screening event.

While blood draws are more invasive than a fingerstick, venous blood draw allows for the collection of a larger volume of blood so more tests can be conducted. Testing includes lipid panels, glucose, nicotine, and many optional tests like A1C and TSH. This means your employees may be able to identify more health risks that are impacting them. The type of testing you offer your employees depends on your company culture and the overall goals of your wellness program. 

We partner with Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) to process blood samples. CRL is a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and College of American Pathologists (CAP) certified laboratory that tests millions of samples each year. CRL is a state-of-the-art laboratory focused on accurate and timely analysis of patient specimens. Participants receive their results in the mail from CRL approximately 10 days after on-site event.

Frequently ordered tests.

Cotinine

Our cotinine test, a metabolite of nicotine, checks for the presence or absence of cotinine in the blood. This is a qualitative test with results reported as a positive or negative. In addition to blood testing, we offer three other ways to test for nicotine.

Homocysteine

Homocysteine accurately describes an individual’s risk of atherosclerosis, or fatty build up in the arteries, when used in conjunction with a full lipid panel.

Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)

HbA1C measures average blood glucose over a three-month period as opposed to a standard blood glucose test, which measures it over the past hour and requires fasting. This is a more accurate means of identifying individuals at risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Chem-20

This is a comprehensive metabolic panel that provides an overall picture of the body’s metabolism. Tests include Albumin, Alkaline Phosphates, ALT (SGPT), AST, Bicarbonate (CO2), Total Bilirubin, Calcium, Chloride, Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium, Total Protein, Sodium, and Urea Nitrogen (BUN).

Cancer Antigen 125

Measures the amount of CA-125 protein, possibly an indicator of ovarian cancer cells.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

TSH measures thyroid gland function, which is related to multiple metabolic disorders.

Highly Sensitive C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

CRP is a substance produced in the blood when inflammation is present. Atherosclerosis, or fatty build up in the arteries, causes inflammation. Therefore, testing the level of CRP present in the blood can aid in the detection of heart disease.

Complete Blood Count

This test helps detect anemia, leukemias, bleeding abnormalities, infection, and more.

Additional screenings are also available, including BMI and physical fitness testing

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