This test measures Ammonia levels in the blood. Ammonia is produced in the body during the digestion of protein. It is normally broken down by the liver and then passed through the kidneys where it is removed from the body in urine. If any of the body's natural processes for removing ammonia do not function properly, ammonia can build up causing health problems.
Apolipoprotein B (APO B) has been reported to be a powerful indicator of coronary artery disease (CAD). In some patients with CAD, APO B is elevated even in the presence of normal LDL cholesterol.
Also Known As: Apo B
This panel includes BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine with GFR Estimated, Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Urea Nitrogen (BUN). This blood test measures important parameters like sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance and kidney function.
Also Known As: BMP, Basic Chem Panel
BNP is increased in congestive heart failure, left ventricular hypertrophy, acute myocardial infarction, coronary angioplasty, and hypertension. Elevations are also observed in pulmonary hypertension (indicating right ventricular dysfunction), acute lung injury, hypervolemic states, chronic renal failure and cirrhosis.
Also Known As: B-Type Natriuretic Peptide
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a non-specific acute-phase protein produced by the liver in response to tissue injury, infection, and inflammation. CRP levels rise as much as 1,000-fold after an acute event, and these high levels can be used to diagnose and monitor acute inflammatory states. Useful in predicting risk for cardiovascular disease.
Also Known As: CRP High Sensitivity, Cardio CRP
The Candida IgG test is used to screen for antibodies the body develops in response to Systemic Candidiasis or Candida. Candida is another name for yeast, a fungus which is normally found in small amounts in the body. The immune system normally keeps Candida under control but in cases where a person is sick or taking antibiotics, the yeast may spread, becoming a potentially dangerous infection.
Carbon Dioxide measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous potentially serious disorders associated with changes in body acid-base balance.
Also Known As: CO2, Carbon Dioxide Total