Most women need at least six doctors' appointments a year to meet the minimum requirements of female health monitoring. From your primary care physician to your gynecologist, it can feel like women's health services are pulling in you in every direction.
Scheduling and going to these regular appointments are important for your health. If you aren't already doing so, you need to make these appointments and ask for your routine female wellness panel.
With a wellness blood test, you'll find out everything that you need to know about your body's health in one panel.
To learn more about female wellness panels and what they test, keep reading.
What Are Women's Health Lab Panels?
Women's health lab panels are exactly what they sound like. They are groups of tests that scientists have specifically designed to focus on women's health.
It's no surprise that a woman's body is different than a man's body. Likewise, women have different needs.
Women's health lab panels focus on the top medical problems that affect women. At the same time, they look for gynecological problems that don't normally show up on standard wellness tests.
By ordering wellness blood tests that are for women, you're looking out for your health in its entirety. Rather than looking at general human biomarkers, you're discovering more about your body as a woman.
Benefits of Women's Health Lab Testing
The number one benefit of women's health lab testing is that it's geared toward you. Rather than only looking at basic biomarkers, women's health labs explore gynecological issues and other conditions that are related to women's health.
The other benefits of women's health lab testing are similar to standard lab testing benefits:
- You'll discover conditions earlier and improve your prognosis
- You'll see whether any symptoms are linked to controllable conditions
- You'll learn more about how to care for your body better
Overall, getting a female wellness panel will tell you more about your body than you can see by looking in a mirror.
Types of Women's Health Lab Panels
At Ulta Lab Tests, we offer two types of women's health lab panels: Ulta Wellness Biomarkers and Ulta BCA.
Between those two types of panels, we offer 12 types of tests to choose from.
Wellness Blood Test
There are nine different Ulta Wellness Biomarkers Panels. They're appropriately named by their number:
Each of these panels offers a different look into female health. Depending on how extensive you'd like your testing to be, you can choose a different panel. Feel free to compare our women's health profile panels to see which panel is best for you.
Wellness Blood Test - Biomarkers
Here are some of the biomarkers that you can learn more about from these women's health panels:
- Complete blood count (CBC) - a general look at red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets
- Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) - a general look at electrolytes in the blood
- Urinalysis (UA) - a complete look at the contents of the urine
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) - an important hormone for thyroid function
- Apolipoprotein A1 + B - a protein involved in lipid metabolism
- Lipid panel with ratios - the amount of cholesterol in your body
- Iron and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) - a test to determine potential anemia and/or hypoxemia
- Thyroxine (T4) - an important product of proper thyroid function
- Uric acid - a waste product found in blood
- Lactate dehydrogenase (LD) - an enzyme found in the body
- Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) - a marker of liver health
- Hemoglobin A1C (HgbA1C) - a measure of blood glucose over the past three months
- 25-hydroxyvitamin D (D2, D3) - a vitamin for energy metabolism
- C-reactive protein (CRP) - a general marker of inflammation
- T3 uptake - a function of a normal thyroid
- Estrogen - female hormones important in sexual and reproductive health
- Progesterone - a female hormone that contributes to menses
- T3 total - a measure of thyroid health
- Estradiol - a female hormone that contributes to menses
- Fibrinogen activity - involved in clotting
- DHEA sulfate - a steroid in the human body
- Free T4 - a measure of thyroid health
- Vitamin B12 - a vitamin in energy production
- Ferritin - a protein that contains iron
- Reticulocyte count - the number of reticulocytes in the blood
- IGF-I - a hormone related to insulin
- Testosterone - a hormone involved in women's health
- Cortisol - a marker of stress in the body
These biomarkers and others that these wellness tests look for are important for learning more about your body.
BCA Blood Test
Ulta Lab Tests offers three kinds of BCA blood tests:
- Ulta BCA Max (female)
- Ulta BCA Ultimate (female)
- Ulta BCA Comprehensive (female)
Just like the wellness panels, the BCA blood tests look at different kinds of biomarkers. The comprehensive profile looks at more biomarkers than the ultimate profile, and the ultimate profile looks at more biomarkers than the max profile.
You can choose your profile depending on which biomarkers you want to learn more about.
The BCA blood tests look at most of the same biomarkers as the general wellness panels. So, you'll notice that all of these panels examine important things like thyroid health and vitamin levels.
Get Your Female Wellness Panel With Ulta Lab Tests
If you're in need of a wellness blood test, you should order your panel from Ulta Lab Tests.
Ulta Lab Tests offers highly accurate and reliable tests so that you can make informed decisions about your health. Here are a few great things to love about Ulta Lab Tests:
- You'll get secure and confidential results
- You don't need health insurance
- You don't need a physician's referral
- You'll get affordable pricing
- We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee
Order your female wellness panel today, and your results will be provided to you securely and confidentially online in 24 to 48 hours for most tests.
Take control of your health with Ulta Lab Tests today!