Laboratory tests considered in isolation and without the proper evaluation from your doctor will almost never succeed towards a successful diagnosis. For this reason, we must take into account upon evaluation multiple and possibly present risk factors such as: coronary disease, age, sex, smoking, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, family history of overweight and obesity, among many other factors.
Additionally, the Metabolic Slimming Program includes an evaluation of your clinical nutritional condition and a study of your metabolic conditions through the evaluation of some laboratory tests such as:
Complete hematology: Refers to the most common blood test which lets you know if you suffer from any type of anemia, especially from a nutritional source. Normal Values: Male 14 to 16 gr/dl, Female 12 to 14 gr./dl.
Basal blood sugar: Allows you to know the amount of sugar present in your blood. Norrmal value must be below 100 mg/dl.
Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C): Refers to an indicator that shows how your blood glucose levels have behaved in the last 2 or 3 months. The normal value is < 5.7 %.
Glucose Tolerance Curve: Allows you to rule out diabetic disease in people. A glucose-rich drink of 75 g is generally used, ingested orally after an 8-hour fast the previous night, then a blood sample is taken at intervals of 30, 60 and 120 minutes. Normal blood values are:
- Fasting: 60 a 100 mg/dl.
- 1 hour: less than 200 mg/dl.
- 2 hour: less than 140 mg/dl.
- Between 140 and 199 mg/dl It is considered that there is glucose intolerance and is a group that has a higher risk of developing diabetes mellitus.
- The levels above of 200 mg/dl indicate a diagnosis of diabetes.
Lipid Profile: Refers to a complete examination of your lipids, which measures several of the cholesterol fractions, including HDL and LDL, better known as “good” and “bad” cholesterol, respectively, and must be taken after a 12-hour fast.
The Ultrasensitive C-reactive protein (CRP-us): Refers to a marker of inflammation risk of the endothelium in the internal structure that covers the arteries. High values of it help to predict acute cardiovascular events, such as myocardial infarction (heart). Its normal value in blood is 0 a 3,0 mg/lt.
Basal Insulin: Is the concentration or levels of insulin in the blood, and hormones produced and secreted by the pancreas and which adequately allows using the glucose and fat ingested with food. The normal value must be less than 11 mg/dl.
Thyroid Profile: It is an indirect determination on the thyroid gland condition. The normal values should be TSH: 4-5 uU/ml. T3: 100 a 200 ng/dl. T4: 4,5 a 11,2 mcg/dl.