Key Health Metrics We Test
🩸 Blood Health
HbA1c A marker of long-term glucose levels, crucial for monitoring potential diabetes risks and its management in athletes.
Ferritin Indicates iron storage levels in the body. Essential for athletes to monitor as it impacts oxygen transport and overall energy levels.
Homocysteine An amino acid linked to heart diseases when in high levels. Important for cardiovascular health and recovery in athletes.
EAG Estimated Average Glucose provides an average of blood sugar levels over a few months. Useful for athletes to understand energy availability during extended training.
💪 Hormonal Health
Cortisol The "stress hormone" that plays a role in metabolism, inflammation, and response to stress - pivotal for recovery and training adaptations.
Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-S) A steroid hormone aiding in producing other hormones. Provides insights into adrenal health and hormonal balance.
Insulin Central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Assists athletes in nutrition planning and recovery strategies.
Total Testosterone [Men's Kit Only] Crucial for muscle growth, fat distribution, and bone density. Vital for performance and recovery in athletes.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Regulates thyroid hormones and the metabolic rate. Vital for energy expenditure and metabolic health.
Estradiol [Women's Kit Only] A form of estrogen essential for bone health, fat distribution, and overall hormonal balance, especially in female athletes.
❤️ Cardiovascular Health
Apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA-1) A protein component of HDL in plasma. Helps assess risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Apolipoprotein B (ApoB) Represents the protein component of low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Elevated ApoB levels can signify increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.
HDL High-Density Lipoprotein, often called the 'good cholesterol', crucial for removing bad cholesterol from the bloodstream.
hs-CRP A marker of inflammation that can be indicative of heart disease risks. Monitoring hs-CRP can provide insights into systemic inflammation which might impact performance and recovery.
LDL Low-Density Lipoprotein, often termed as 'bad cholesterol'. High levels can indicate a higher risk of heart disease.
Triglycerides A type of fat in the blood. High levels combined with low HDL or high LDL can increase the risk of heart disease.
ApoB/ApoA-1 Ratio (Calculated) A ratio used to determine cardiovascular risk. A higher ratio indicates greater risk.
☀️ Vitamin & Mineral Health
Vitamin D Vital for bone health and immune function. Athletes, especially those in less sunny regions, need to monitor their Vitamin D levels to ensure optimal health and performance.