By Deborah Mayfield, Blood Lab ManagerAs a lab professional, I still marvel at the information gleaned from several drops of blood. For most people, blood tests point them towards a new path such as gaining control over their health; for others, blood testing saves their lives.
Whatever the case, blood testing is, hands down, the best disease prevention tool that exists. Simply put, it’s the easiest way to assess your risk factors and check your overall health status.
If you haven’t had your blood tested this year, you should seriously reconsider. And if you think it’s outside of your reach, we’ll explain below how just about anyone can order the blood tests of their choice.
Why Should You Get Blood Tests?Blood tests give a “snapshot” of what’s going on inside of your body. They can help pinpoint the cause of unusual symptoms such as weight gain, headache, thinning hair, or swollen joints; or they can give you an overview of your health. Let’s take a closer look at what they do, shall we?
Blood tests can:
- Provide information on organ function.
- Determine how well certain medications and treatments are working.
- Help to diagnose diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and anemia.
- Evaluate risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
- Monitor hormone levels for optimal health and aging.
- Can be used to learn about genetic mutations and genetic risk.
- Screen for food sensitivities and allergies.
- Pinpoint vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Don’t Let Insurance Companies Decide For YouIf you’re tired of insurance companies deciding which blood tests are right for you, then direct-to-consumer blood testing is your answer. It involves paying out of pocket for the blood tests of your choice, without the input of any third party. It’s the easiest way to gain control over your own health.
You, along with your doctor, can make the decision about what to test and how often. The results belong to you and not the insurance company as part of your medical record.
The bottom line is that with direct-to-consumer blood tests, control over your own health is ultimately yours. How does that sound?
Where Can I Order Direct-to-Consumer Blood Tests?We actually offer direct-to-consumer blood testing right here at Life Extension. The process is simple, plus we offer as much help as you need along the way. For example, if you can’t quite decide which test or panel is exactly right for you, you can call our advisor line for immediate help.
After you’ve taken one of our blood tests, your results are sent directly to you (or your doctor) at no extra charge. On top of that, we also offer a free line-by-line review of your results. Does that sound fair to you? Excellent.
The bottom line is that blood testing is the ultimate disease prevention tool, hands down. It’s also the best way to gain control over your health.
Will you choose to remain in the dark? We seriously hope not!
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