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The Hematocrit and Chemistry Panel evaluates a comprehensive range of components that provide important information about your body's chemical balance and metabolism. The test is a great way of checking on the status of your health and giving you peace of mind around the bigger picture.
This is what the test will measure:
Blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, suspended in plasma. Together, those comprise about 45% of the volume of our blood, but the specific percentages of each can vary. Hematocrit is the percentage by volume of red cells in your blood.
Because the purpose of red blood cells is to transfer oxygen from the lungs to body tissues, a blood sample's hematocrit can be an indicator of its capability of delivering oxygen. If you have too many red blood cells (high hematocrit), your blood gets thicker and the risk of heart attack or stroke escalates considerably.
Hematocrit levels that are too high or too low can indicate a blood disorder, an elevated risk of dementia, dehydration or other medical conditions. An abnormally low hematocrit may suggest anemia.
Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
Your blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level shows the amount of urea nitrogen in your blood. Urea nitrogen is a waste product that your kidneys remove from your blood. Healthy kidneys take urea nitrogen out of your blood, so higher than normal BUN levels may be a sign that your kidneys aren't working as well as they should.
Serum Creatinine (SCr)
Creatine is a chemical made by the body and used to supply energy - mainly to muscles. Creatinine is a chemical waste product of creatine and is filtered from the body entirely by the kidneys. If your kidney function is impaired, the creatinine level in your blood will increase.
Your kidneys filter your blood by removing waste and extra water to make urine. The ‘estimated glomerular filtration rate’ (GFR) shows how well the kidneys are filtering. An estimated 37 million adults in the United States may have chronic kidney disease (CKD) but nearly 90% are unaware of their condition.
Calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body, required for proper functioning of muscles, nerves, heart, as well as essential in blood clotting and bone formation. About 99% of calcium is found in the bones, while most of the rest circulates in the blood.
Albumin is a protein made by the liver. A serum albumin test measures the amount of this protein in the clear liquid portion of the blood. The role of albumin is to stop fluid from leaking out of blood vessels, to nourish tissues, and carry hormones, vitamins, drugs, and ions throughout the body.
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)
AST is an enzyme found mostly in the liver. An AST blood test is often part of a routine blood screening to check the health of your liver. When cells that contain AST are damaged, they release the AST into your blood, from where a blood test can measure the amount of AST present.
Alanine Transaminase (ALT)
ALT is an enzyme found mostly in the liver; smaller amounts are also found in the kidneys, heart, and muscles. When the liver is damaged, ALT is released into the bloodstream, increasing the concentration that can be detected in a blood test. This often happens before more obvious symptoms of liver damage occur. The ALT test can determine if any form of liver disease is present.
Blood sugar, or glucose, is the main sugar found in your blood. It comes from the food you eat, and is your body's main source of energy. Your blood carries glucose to all of your body's cells to use for energy and, what it doesn’t need, it stores in the liver and muscles.
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