7 At-Home Blood Tests You Can Do To Check Your Health

Here’s the thing: you don’t need to be sick to get tested. It’s true that if you feel under the weather, it’s easy to think that perhaps you should pop in and get yourself checked out, but this isn’t always necessary — and it could end up wasting your time and money if all you need are some vitamin supplements or a better night’s sleep.

At-Home Blood Tests Introduction. Can you do a blood test at home?

In the new normal, at-home blood tests are becoming increasingly popular. You can take a sample of your blood at home and avoid having to go to a lab and have your blood drawn. Skip the MD, skip going straight to the lab, and do it from your home — saving a ton of time and money. Your online dash results can be easily shared with your doctor or loved ones as well for extra convenience.

Plus, you can save time and money. Here are 7 at-home blood tests that you can do to check your health Cholesterol testing for the heart, A1C and glucose for diabetes, comprehensive and basic thyroid testing, PSA testing for male prostate issues, and complete blood count (yes, from home), vitamin D and even hormones to look at your sleep specifically.

At-home blood tests are good for you because they don’t require anything from you other than an easy at-home sample and minimal input from you as the tester! You may think it’s expensive but think about the convenience factor as well. Gas, time off work, scheduling around family, needing to see your MD first — yes, we get that insurance doesn’t pay for it but they don’t pay for ongoing tracking either.

What’s more, is that if you have a critical value or emergent issue — our medical doctors will reach out to your right away to help. Even if you need a prescription filled — we can do it for you. And with round-the-clock customer service that is friendly and helpful — you won’t be left in the dark.

What lab tests can be done at home?

Lab Me provides the most affordable, yet comprehensive menu of testing available for accurate at-home testing today.But what really sets us apart from the rest is the following:

- We were established in 2017 making us one of the first medical pioneers in a market now flooded by bedroom entrepreneurs with the no-medical background.
- Have same day send out if before 5 pm CST
- All of our equipment is FDA 510K cleared class 2 medical devices with over-the-counter allowances
- We avoid novelty tests with low accuracies such as food sensitivity testing and many vitamins.
- We perform only valid tests that are done by high complexity CLIA and CAP-certified labs.
- We have 24/7 customer service
- We have the most comprehensive testing on the market.
- There’s is a follow-up with a doctor or nutritionist; we even can prescribe if needed.
- Results are done within 48 hours of the lab getting the test.
- All of our tests can be done from home
- We even offer Neurotransmitters for mental health, and heavy metal and toxic element screening.
- We have a portal for small to medium-sized holistic clinics to order and track patients’ blood work
- Our dashboard automatically tracks and comments on your blood work as you perform it throughout the year.
- You can share your dash with a remote loved one!

Cholesterol Test: Heart & Liver At-Home Testing

The new normal has shifted the way we do things. One thing that has changed is the number of people visiting labs for blood draws and blood tests. The pandemic has caused many people to stay home, which has led to a decrease in lab visits. However, there is a company that has been running at-home blood tests since 2018 called Lab M. They allow you to order your lab tests and do them from home. The crucial test can be used to check your cholesterol and liver levels and is an affordable crucial test for your health.

Crucial Health Test is our flagship at-home liver & heart function test that looks at your cholesterol, liver & other lipids to help you monitor both your cardiovascular & liver health.

This affordable, easy-to-perform at-home heart test takes about 5 minutes of your time and comes with secure online results 2–3 days after our lab receives it.

What tests are included?

- GGT
- LDL % of HDL
- VLDL
- Total Triglycerides
- Lipids
- Cholesterol
- HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)
- LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
- HDL % of Total Cholesterol

Our competitors Let’s Get Checked and EverlyWell charge almost twice as much for all of these things done from home with results sent to your web or mobile dashboard in the most accessible format for only $69.

But just so you know, in the event of a critical outcome, our licensed U.S. doctors will reach out to you ASAP to offer help and answer any questions — at your request.

Diabetes Test: It’s More Than Just Glucose

The pandemic has changed the way we live and has made at-home blood sample collection the new normal. Lab Me offers three different tests for diabetes: the vital one test, iron overload test, and baseline test. All you have to do is prick your finger, collect your blood and send it back to us. We will then test it and send you the results.

Diabetics have to visit their doctors now and then for a blood tests. The most common tests done are insulin resistance test, fasting blood glucose test, and glycosylated hemoglobin. These tests check your levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and sugars in your body to monitor how you’re doing with your diabetes condition. It is highly recommended that diabetics should undergo these tests at least once a year to maintain their health in check.

A normal A1C level is below 5.7%, a level of 5.7% to 6.4% indicates prediabetes, and a level of 6.5% or more indicates diabetes. Within the 5.7% to 6.4% prediabetes range, the higher your A1C, the greater your risk is of developing type 2 diabetes.

But there is more to it than just A1C (or glucose for that matter).

You can quickly and easily track your levels for the primary markers of cardiovascular, liver, and kidney health by using The Lab Me Baseline test. Get your results 2–3 days after the lab receives your test.

Note: This at-home health test is not a diagnostic test and cannot confirm any specific illness or disease. Further testing and medical consultation may be required to determine the cause of abnormal results.

What tests are included?

- GGT
- LDL % of HDL
- VLDL
- Total Triglycerides
- Lipids
- Cholesterol
- HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)
- LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
- HDL % of Total Cholesterol
- HS-CRP
- hbA1C
- Glucose

For less than a tank of gas these days, at $89 you can take the Iron Overload Test at home, which is ideal for athletes or people who want to see whether they are suffering from mental issues from iron deficiencies.

In comparison, Let’s Get Checked and EverlyWell (which will only give your A1C and glucose for the same price). Lab Me charges $89 for the same service and you can pay by credit card. Furthermore, Lab Me’s medical team will offer remote services for telehealth consultations or prescription fulfillment.

What tests are included?

- Ferritin
- hs-CRP
- Cortisol
- hbA1c
- Glucose

Finally, the VitalOne at-home comprehensive test helps monitor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, ferritin levels, cortisol, stress, unhealthy inflammation, & vitamin D. Track your health from the inside out with VitalOne’s exclusive at-home blood test.

This test was designed specifically by renowned holistic integrative nutritionist — Teddy Noel. It is best used in conjunction with her online health and wellness consulting.

What tests are included?

- hs-CRP
- LDL % of HDL
- VLDL
- Total Triglycerides
- Lipids
- Cholesterol
- HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)
- LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
- HDL % of Total Cholesterol
- hbA1C
- Cortisol
- Vitamin D
- TSH
- Ferritin

14 biomarkers for $129. In comparison, you would be paying well over $600 at Let’s Get Checked and we’re not sure EverlyWell even has a comprehensive test such as this from what we see.

It’s easy to see how Lab Me is the right choice for diabetes screening and monitoring in a comprehensive way that leaves no questions unanswered.

Why All The Other BIomarkers? Because Glucose Isn’t Enough For Early Detection and Monitoring.

Two acute phase reactants are serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and ferritin. CRP may contribute to metabolic syndrome, whereas ferritin can cause insulin resistance and pancreatic dysfunction.

Based on our results, serum ferritin decreased after the decline of patients’ blood sugar, so might we use it as one of the diabetes control indices for diabetic patients?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4386204/

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a significant public health issue worldwide due to the associated comorbidities. Recent studies have demonstrated a strong relationship between blood glucose levels and serum ferritin levels in patients with type 2 DM. The study aimed to investigate the association between Ferritin Levels and Inflammatory Markers on HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients.

In patients with type 2 DM, serum ferritin levels increased significantly with increasing HbA1c levels (p*0.01). A strong positive correlation was found between serum ferritin levels and fasting blood glucose levels (p

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Dr. Anthony Close

Dr. Anthony Close

Founder @ www.labme.ai — Accurate, Affordable At-Home Blood Testing & Predictive Tracking