Our licensed mobile phlebotomists provide at-home blood draws used to evaluate your health and well-being. Blood tests reveal how well organs function, predict the risk of certain diseases, help diagnose certain medical conditions, and monitor any adverse effects of medications you take.
Speedy Sticks makes it easy to schedule an appointment because we come to you. To find out how we can build a healthcare experience around your needs contact us today.
Speedy Sticks also offers vitamin panel blood tests, hemoglobin A1C blood test, and pregnancy blood tests.
Complete Blood Count
A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test that provides information about your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The results of this test can supply information about your overall health and detect medical conditions such as:
- And some cancers
Basic Metabolic Panel
You can learn how your body uses or metabolizes food for energy with a basic metabolic panel. This blood test indicates how well your kidneys function and the level of your blood sugar or glucose. It also measures other essential blood elements such as potassium, sodium, and calcium. This test is used to diagnose kidney problems or monitor the effects of medicines you take on your kidneys.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
A comprehensive metabolic panel is used for a wider assessment of your health and well-being. It includes the same tests as the basic metabolic panel plus several more. This panel of tests helps reveal how well your kidneys and liver function, your levels of blood sugar, protein, and electrolytes, and the health of your metabolism.
Lipids are important fats that provide energy and help your body function well. However, lipid disorders can cause coronary artery disease, stroke, and heart attack. A lipid panel measures blood cholesterol and other lipids that are leading causes of these diseases. The findings of your lipid panel include measurements of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Every cell in your body depends on a properly functioning thyroid gland for adequate levels of critical hormones. These thyroid hormones regulate how you burn calories to affect weight gain or loss. Your thyroid also plays a role in your heart rate, body temperature, digestion, and muscle function. A thyroid panel measures the level of these vital thyroid hormones.
Billions of chemical reactions take place every second in the human body. Proteins known as enzymes help speed up these reactions for healthy digestion, breathing, muscle formation, and nerve function. Blood tests called enzyme markers will evaluate the presence of specific enzymes to help diagnose and monitor certain conditions of the heart, liver, and digestive tract.
A coagulation panel analyzes the components necessary for normal blood clotting. Without adequate results of factors such as: Vitamin K, Proteins such as fibrinogen, Calcium,
Platelet levels, Bone marrow, and others, wound healing would not occur due to excessive bleeding. This test helps ensure your blood is capable of healthy clotting.
The C-reactive Protein Test
A C-reactive protein blood test determines how much C-reactive protein is circulating in a patient’s blood to test for specific conditions, such as infections and autoimmune disorders. This protein is not normally present in large amounts and can signal an infection or chronic issue if your levels test above average.
DHEA Sulfate Serum Test
DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. It is a hormone in both male and female bodies, produced by our adrenal glands. DHEA is responsible for many developmental traits, such as making both the male and female sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen, respectively). When DHEA is low it can be a sign of problems, this DHEA Sulfate Serum test measures your DHEA levels.
MCV Blood Test
The mean corpuscular volume MCV blood test is a standard diagnostic tool that measures the size of red blood cells in a patient’s bloodstream. Simply put, it determines the average volume of red blood cells in a blood sample.
MCH Blood Test
MCH stands for a mean corpuscular hemoglobin test. Better known as the MCH blood test. It is a diagnostic tool that measures the average amount of hemoglobin in each red blood cell in a patient’s bloodstream. Hemoglobin is the protein that carries oxygen in the blood, and its levels can provide important diagnostic information about a person’s health.
MPV Blood Test
An MPV blood test measures the average size of your platelets, the blood cells that help your blood clot. When considered alongside other test results on a complete blood count (CBC), an MPV test can help your healthcare provider diagnose blood disorders and other conditions.
SpeedySticks makes it easy to schedule an appointment because we come to you.
To find out how we can build a healthcare experience around your needs contact us today.
Complete Blood Count Test
Blood performs the essential tasks of transporting oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to all parts of your body. At the same time, it removes harmful waste products from your kidneys, liver, and lungs. These vital functions depend on a healthy number of unique cells found in the blood. A complete blood count test provides valuable information about these cells and your overall health.
SpeedySticks makes it easy to schedule an appointment because we come to you. To find out how we can build a healthcare experience around your needs contact us today.
What Is A Complete Blood Count?
The blood that flows through your arteries and veins contains three life-sustaining cells, red blood cells, hemoglobin, and white blood cells. The number of each cell type must be kept within a normal range to keep you healthy. When the cell numbers are too many or too few, it indicates a condition, disease, or disorder that requires medical attention.
A CBC test measures the numbers of these cells and provides a good indication of how well your body functions each day.
How Do You Prepare For A Complete Blood Count?
Unless you have other blood tests performed the same day, you will not need to fast for the complete blood count test. Your mobile phlebotomist will prepare your arm and withdraw the blood. You may feel a slight pinch but no pain during the test. After the test, your provider places a small bandage over the withdrawal site, and your body quickly restores the small amount of withdrawn blood volume.
Why Is A Complete Blood Count Used?
A CBC can be a part of a regular assessment of your health and to evaluate any possible adverse effects of some prescription medications. The results of a CBC offer information about:
- Your overall health.
- The presence of some medical conditions or diseases.
- The sudden effect of a chronic illness, such as kidney disease, on your blood count.
- Symptoms you experience such as weight loss, fatigue, bruising, or fever.
- The diagnosis of blood disorders such as leukemia, sickle cell, and lymphoma.
What Does A Complete Blood Count Measure?
A complete blood count supplies important information about the number and function of these blood components:
- Red blood cells. These cells carry oxygen from the lungs to other vital organs and the rest of the body. They also transport carbon dioxide from the body to the lungs for exhalation.
- White blood cells. White blood cells help fight bacteria and viruses to prevent infections and diseases.
- Platelets. Platelets are essential cells in blood clotting.
- Hemoglobin. This blood protein contains iron and is vital in transporting oxygen.
What Are Normal Results For A Complete Blood Count?
The normal ranges for a CBC can vary according to several variables, including your age, gender, and the altitude where you live. In general, some of the CBC normal results are:
- Red Blood Cell count in million cells/mcL: 4.5 to 6.1 for men and 4.1 to 5.1 for women.
- White Blood Cell count in cells/mcL: 4.500-11,000.
- Hematocrit: 41.5% to 50.4% for men and 35.9% to 44.6% for women.
- Hemoglobin in grams/dL: 14.0 to 17.5 for men and 12.3 to 15.3 for women.
- Platelets: 150,000 to 450,000 platelets/mcL.
When Should I Get A Complete Blood Count Test?
This important blood test can be part of your regular health checkup or if you notice specific symptoms, such as:
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above visit your Dr and find out if you need to have a complete blood count test completed. When or if your Dr orders a complete blood count test and you want to skip the lines, SpeedySticks can come to you in your own home when you contact us.
What Else Do I Need To Know?
*This content is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace consulting with a healthcare professional. Please consult with your primary care physician or healthcare provider before engaging in any services offered by Speedy Sticks.