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What is a Wellness Test for Women?
A Wellness Test for Women is a wide range of tests used in assessing the general wellness of female patients, and also assists in the diagnosis of many conditions present in an individual. Private MD Labs' tests assess females for a number of wellness factors, including kidney and liver function, estrogen levels, cholesterol, thyroid function, and others depending on the checkup selected.
Who May Need a Wellness Test for Women?
Wellness Tests for Women are critical for any female patient who is concerned about their physical health and well-being. Historically, physicians begin ordering these types of tests for patients beginning in their early 30's, yet their frequency often increases as a female gets older, particularly as a female reaches menopausal age. However, female patients whose family or personal history includes issues with heart health or cholesterol, ovarian cancer, abnormal kidney or liver function, and thyroid problems may be asked by their doctor to have these tests performed early and often.
What Should I Expect from My Wellness Test for Women?
Wellness Tests for Women begin with a blood sample being drawn from the patient, which is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. The only preparation required for these tests includes fasting for 12-14 hours preceding the test. A common reference range will be supplied by the laboratory for these tests; however, your doctor may have a range for certain tests built specifically around your health as an individual. Your results should be discussed at length with your doctor, particularly if any abnormalities exist, so they can determine how the results concern you and your health.
What is a female wellness blood test?
The wellness checkup for women is a comprehensive checkup that evaluates:
- Ovarian cancer markers
- Blood count
- Kidney and liver function
- Cholesterol and other blood lipids
- Hormone levels
- Thyroid function
This test can diagnose or monitor:
- Ovarian cancer risk
- Female hormonal imbalances
- Hormone deficiency syndromes
- Excess androgen levels
How often should I get a wellness blood test?
Women should get a female wellness blood test annually or more frequently if indicated by their doctor.
What’s the difference between male and female wellness blood tests?
Male and female wellness blood tests are comprehensive metabolic panels that measure your overall body chemistry by evaluating levels of:
- Vitamins and minerals
- Internal organ functions
- Cellular health
The difference is in the specific-gender tests. Male tests include total testosterone and PSA screening to evaluate prostate cancer risk, while female tests include total estrogens and CA-125 screening for ovarian cancer.
What if a woman is pregnant – are there special considerations for female wellness testing?
Pregnant women can take advantage of most of the same tests as non-pregnant women, except hormones. Due to pregnancy, hormone levels will be different, including the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).
What if a woman has a history of breast cancer – are there special considerations for female wellness testing?
If there's a history of breast cancer, it's recommend that you pay close attention to the comprehensive female wellness profile. This blood test will take into account the past risk for breast cancer and get a better picture of how the immune system responds to current stressors.
Do I need to visit a doctor?
Nope. You don't need a doctor's visit to get a test with us.
How do I get my results?
You'll get your results via email as soon as they are available. We will notify you via SMS as well. You can also see them at any time in the future right in your dashboard where you can easily share them with your professional and compare them side by side with future tests.
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