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Apolipoprotein A1 (APO A1) has been reported to be a better predictor than HDL cholesterol and triglycerides for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Low levels of APO A1 in serum are associated with increased risk of CAD. The measurement of APO A1 may be of value in identifying patients with atherosclerosis. Apolipoprotein B (APO B) has been reported to be a more powerful indicator of CAD than total cholesterol or LDL cholesterol in angiographic CAD and in survivors of myocardial infarction. In some patients with CAD, APO B is elevated even in the presence of normal LDL cholesterol.

Increased CRP levels are found in inflammatory conditions including: bacterial infection, rheumatic fever, active arthritis, myocardial infarction, malignancies and in the post-operative state. This test cannot detect the relatively small elevations of CRP that are associated with increased cardiovascular risk.

C-Reactive Protein Cardiac (hs CRP) Useful in predicting risk for cardiovascular disease.


This test determines the subtypes of apoe which will aid in the risk assessment of corornary heart disease (CHD) and hyperlipoproteinemia.

There is a correlation between increased risk of premature heart disease with decreasing size of LDL particles. Ion mobility offers the only direct measurement of lipoprotein particle size and concentration for each lipoprotein from HDL3 to large VLDL.

A Complete Blood Count (CBC) Panel is used as a screening test for various disease states including anemia, leukemia and inflammatory processes.

A CBC blood test includes the following biomarkers: WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet count, Neutrophils, Lymphs, Monocytes, Eos, Basos, Neutrophils (Absolute), Lymphs (Absolute), Monocytes(Absolute), Eos (Absolute), Basos (Absolute), Immature Granulocytes, Immature Grans (Abs)


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Cortisol is increased in Cushing's Disease and decreased in Addison's Disease (adrenal insufficiency). Patient needs to have the specimen collected between 7 a.m.-9 a.m.


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To screen for and monitor kidney dysfunction in those with known or suspected kidney disease. Cystatin C is a relatively small protein that is produced throughout the body by all cells that contain a nucleus and is found in a variety of body fluids, including the blood. It is produced, filtered from the blood by the kidneys, and broken down at a constant rate. This test measures the amount of cystatin C in blood to help evaluate kidney function.Cystatin C is filtered out of the blood by the glomeruli, clusters of tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that allow water, dissolved substances, and wastes to pass through their walls while retaining blood cells and larger proteins. What passes through the walls of the glomeruli forms a filtrate fluid. From this fluid, the kidneys reabsorb cystatin C, glucose, and other substances. The remaining fluid and wastes are carried to the bladder and excreted as urine. The reabsorbed cystatin C is then broken down and is not returned to the blood.


DHEA-S is the sulfated form of DHEA and is the major androgen produced by the adrenal glands. This test is used in the differential diagnosis of hirsute or virilized female patients and for the diagnosis of isolated premature adrenarche and adrenal tumors. About 10% of hirsute women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have elevated DHEA-S but normal levels of other androgens.


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LDL cholesterol is a key factor in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), while HDL cholesterol has often been observed to have a protective effect. Even within the normal range of total cholesterol concentrations, an increase in LDL cholesterol can produce an associated increased risk for CAD. LDL cholesterol binds to receptor sites on macrophages in blood vessel walls inciting several changes to the blood wall which enhance atherosclerotic plaque development.

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Measuring the circulating levels of estradiol is important for assessing the ovarian function and monitoring follicular development for assisted reproduction protocols. Estradiol plays an essential role throughout the human menstrual cycle. Elevated estradiol levels in females may also result from primary or secondary ovarian hyperfunction. Very high estradiol levels are found during the induction of ovulation for assisted reproduction therapy or in pregnancy. Decreased estradiol levels in females may result from either lack of ovarian synthesis (primary ovarian hypofunction and menopause) or a lesion in the hypothalamus-pituitary axis (secondary ovarian hypofunction). Elevated estradiol levels in males may be due to increased aromatization of androgens, resulting in gynecomastia.

IMPORTANT - Note this Estradiol test is not for children that have yet to start their menstrual cycle.  If this test is ordered for a child that has yet to begin their menstrual cycle Quest Diagnostics labs will substitute in Estradiol, Ultrasensitive LC/MS/MS - #30289 at an additional charge of $34


Estrogens are secreted by the gonads, adrenal glands, and placenta. Total estrogens provide an overall picture of estrogen status for men and women.

The fecal occult blood test is an immunochromatographic fecal occult blood test that qualitatively detects human hemoglobin from blood in fecal samples. This is a useful screening aid for detecting primarily lower gastrointestinal (G.I.) disorders that may be related to iron deficiency anemia, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, polyps, adenomas, colorectal cancers or other G.I. lesions that can bleed. It is recommended for use by health professionals as part of routine physical examinations and in screening for colorectal cancer or other sources of lower G.I. bleeding.

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Useful in the diagnosis of hypochromic, microcytic anemias. Decreased in iron deficiency anemia and increased in iron overload.


Fibrinogen is essential for the formation of a blood clot. Deficiency can produce mild to severe bleeding disorders

Elevated GGT is found in all forms of liver disease. Measurement of GGT is used in the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholic cirrhosis, as well as primary and secondary liver tumors. It is more sensitive than alkaline phosphatase, the transaminases, and leucine aminopeptidase in detecting obstructive jaundice, cholangitis, and cholecystitis. Normal levels of GGT are seen in skeletal diseases; thus, GGT in serum can be used to ascertain whether a disease, suggested by elevated alkaline phosphatase, is skeletal or hepatobiliary.

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Measures 1,5 anhydroglucitol, a glucose derived carbohydrate whose urinary excretion varies inversely with mean blood glucose. 1,5 anhydroglucitol appears to integrate variation in mean blood glucose over a period of about two weeks.

A Hemoglobin (Hb) A1c Blood Test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood. The A1c test will help determine whether you are at a higher risk of developing diabetes; to help diagnose diabetes and prediabetes; to monitor diabetes and to aid in treatment decisions.

To assist with control of blood glucose levels, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recommended glycated hemoglobin testing (HbA1c) twice a year for patients with stable glycemia, and quarterly for patients with poor glucose control. Interpretative ranges are based on ADA guidelines.


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Elevated levels of homocysteine are observed in patients at risk for coronary heart disease and stroke.

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Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I, or somatomedin C), a protein involved in stimulating somatic growth, is regulated principally by growth hormone (GH) and nutritional intake. IGF-I is transported in serum by several proteins; this helps maintain relatively high IGF-I plasma levels and minimizes fluctuations in serum IGF-I concentrations. Measuring IGF-I is useful in several growth-related disorders. Dwarfism caused by deficiency of growth hormone (hypopituitarism) results in decreased serum levels of IGF-I, while acromegaly (growth hormone excess) results in elevated levels of IGF-I. IGF-I measurements are also helpful in assessing nutritional status; levels are reduced in undernutrition and restored with a proper diet.

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For diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes and insulin-secreting tumors.

Serum iron quantification is useful in confirming the diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia or hemochromatosis. The measurement of total iron binding in the same specimen may facilitate the clinician''s ability to distinguish between low serum iron levels caused by iron deficiency from those related to inflammatory neoplastic disorders. The assay for iron measures the amount of iron which is bound to transferrin. The total iron binding capacity (TIBC) measures the amount of iron that would appear in blood if all the transferrin were saturated with iron. It is an indirect measurement of transferri

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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) (LDH)

Elevations in serum lactate dehydrogenase occur from myocardial infarction, liver disease, pernicious and megaloblastic anemia, pulmonary emboli, malignancies, and muscular dystrophy



Do you find it challenging to keep track of your health? If you're in your 20s, you might not think you have anything to worry about when it comes to your health.

A female wellness checkup has the potential to save lives. After heart disease, cancer is the second most frequent cause of death in women in the U.S. Research has suggested that taking part in a wellness checkup can detect cancer and other illnesses early and improve the chances of successful treatment. 

Are you interested in finding out more? Read on to find out everything you need to know about female wellness. 

What Is Women's Wellness?

Female or women's wellness focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of women. Women experience specific health concerns such as menopause, cervical cancer, and stress-related illnesses that deserve their own attention.

In a recent study, 50% of women stated that "stressing about life" was the most significant wellness challenge. 

Signs and Symptoms of Poor Female Wellness

As you get older, health issues are more likely to occur. Some common signs of poor women's health are:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Constant nausea
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Persistent fever
  • Struggling to sleep
  • Exhaustion
  • Memory problems

Order a baseline women's wellness checkup if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or generally feel in poor health.

What Causes a Decline in Women's Wellness?

There are many causes of poor health and wellbeing in women. Smoking, alcoholism, lack of health care, and other lifestyle choices can lead to more serious health problems down the line. 

High Cholesterol

Eating a diet high in cholesterol can lead to diabetes, kidney disease, and high blood pressure. Drinking lots of alcohol and avoiding exercise can also contribute to high cholesterol levels. 

High Blood Pressure

Many women have no idea they are suffering from high blood pressure because there are no symptoms. High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) often goes untreated in young adults

Lack of Exercise

Physical activity can improve your mood and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Regular exercise also helps boost your levels of "good" cholesterol. Taking part in physical activity can also reduce the risk of heart disease and obesity. 

Risk Factors for a Decline in Women's Wellness

Many symptoms of poor women's wellness can go unnoticed and untreated. This can lead to chronic health problems, preventable diseases, and even death. For example, heart disease is a preventable illness that accounts for 27% of female deaths in the US.

With regular wellness checkups, women can identify health problems early and begin treatment.

How Is Women's Wellness Measured with Lab Tests?

Lab tests use a large variety of biomarkers to identify risk factors of disease. A wide range of women's wellness tests are available for testing specific conditions.

If you are a healthy woman under 50, you should have a wellness checkup once every three years. Women ages 40 plus should have an annual wellness visit to prevent disease and health problems.

Tests That Effect Women's Hormone Health

Several key biomarkers are essential for female health. You may wish to order some of the following tests if you want to investigate your hormone balance, health, and wellbeing.

Estradiol 

Estradiol maintains and matures the reproductive system. Estradiol levels increase during menstruation and cause the maturation and release of an egg. High levels of estradiol are linked with acne, depression, and an increased risk of breast cancer. 

Estrogen 

Estrogen helps to maintain the female reproductive system. It also plays a role in bone and cholesterol metabolism. Low estrogen levels can cause headaches, fatigue, depression, and poor bone health. 


Progesterone 

Progesterone is made by the ovaries and plays an important role in pregnancy and the production of breastmilk. Progesterone testing can find the cause of infertility, miscarriage, or investigate ovulation.

Other markers you may wish to include in your women's wellness test are:

  • Estriol (one of the three main estrogens)
  • Calcium 
  • Testosterone
  • FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
  • LH (Sexual Development and Functioning)

Benefits of Women's Wellness Lab Testing

Women's wellness testing is all about preventing health problems before they occur. Lab tests keep track of important health changes such as menstrual cycle, blood pressure, and BMI.

Your tests results are available in a private and secure dashboard. Here you can see your data displayed with intuitive charts and detailed explanations.

You can share your results with your healthcare provider to arrange treatment and a personalized prevention plan. Some of the benefits of women's wellness lab testing include:

  • Secure and confidential results
  • No physician referral needed
  • Affordable pricing
  • Accurate and reliable
  • No health insurance required

You can order test kits from the comfort of your home and have the results as soon as 24 hours later. 

Types of Lab Tests for Women's Wellness

There are various tests for you to choose from to get the most out of lab testing. You can choose a baseline test that will measure your essential vitamins and minerals levels while providing an investigation into how your body is working.

For a more in-depth analysis, there are a variety of tests that investigate hormone levels, lipids, and insulin. Ulta Lab Tests has prepared a group of wellness panels for women, including key lab tests and biomarkers to monitor their health.

  1. Wellness - Women's Select with Lipoprotein Fractionation- 9 Tests 102 Biomarkers
  2. Wellness - Women's Baseline with Lipoprotein Fractionation- 13 Tests 109 Biomarkers
  3. Wellness - Women's Essential with Lipoprotein Fractionation- 18 Tests 117 Biomarkers
  4. Wellness - Women's Essential Plus with Lipoprotein Fractionation - 24 Tests 124 Biomarkers
  5. Wellness - Women's Premium with Lipoprotein Fractionation - 40 Tests 150 Biomarkers
  6. Wellness - Women's Premium Plus with Lipoprotein  Fractionation - 43 Tests 154 Biomarkers
  7. Wellness - Women's Performance with Lipoprotein Fractionation - 32 Tests 136 Biomarkers
  8. Wellness - Women's Performance Plus with Lipoprotein - 37 Tests 147 Biomarkers
  9. Wellness - Women's Comprehensive with Lipoprotein Fractionation - 45 Tests 159 Biomarkers

Frequently Asked Questions About Women's Wellness Lab Testing

Do you have some questions before you order your first wellness lab test? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about women's wellness lab testing. 

How Do I Order a Women's Wellness Lab Test?

You can order your lab test online by choosing the test(s) you would like and select the online locator to identify the nearest patient service center near you to get your specimen collected. 

Each lab test includes instructions if special requirements such as fasting are required before collecting your specimen.

Where and When Do I View My Results?

Test results are ready as soon as 1-2 business days following the collection of your specimen. More complex testing can take 7-10 business days. Results are available online in your private and secure healthcare dashboard.

You will receive explanations of your biomarkers to provide an understanding of your results. You can share your results with your primary care physician and healthcare providers to track your progress. 

Order Your Female Wellness Checkup

There are many benefits of a regular female wellness checkup, and in some cases, it could even save lives. With a wide variety of options available for thorough and accurate testing, women's wellness lab testing is a health risk assessment all women should be taking for the good of their health and wellbeing. 

With secure and confidential results, ordering your lab tests is quick and easy. Start your female wellness journey by ordering your lab tests online from Ulta Lab Teststoday.