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Old 04-18-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
Jason Naubur
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Blood tests?

I am having my semi annual physical in a few weeks, and I wanted to make sure I get all the bloodwork that would be good to know.

I trust my doctor to check the right stuff, but since I am becoming somewhat of a diet-geek, I wonder about blood sugar levels and things, and in general I would like a good baseline of things to note for future comparison.

Hopefully I can then see, medium/long term, what my diet is doing to/for me.

Any medical input? Any other non-blood tests to note besides the standard physical stuff?

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Old 04-19-2008, 09:58 AM   #2
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Re: Blood tests?

Check out Mark Sisson's Daily Apple Blog.
(work/family safe)

He has some interesting thoughts on some blood tests as it relates to cholesterol.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:54 AM   #3
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Re: Blood tests?

Jason, it depends on how old you are and what risk factors you have. If you are relatively young (<40), you are in decent shape, and you have no significant family history of early heart disease (familial hyperlipidemia, etc) or familial malignancy, then a broad panel of labs probably isn't medically necessary.

If you are interested in tracking the labs just to see how it relates to your diet and exercise patterns, that is a different matter.
My medical posts are not intended to be medical advice or treatment. Consult your physician for that information.
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