Well Woman Profile
Analyses the following
- Blood Cells
- Iron Studies
- Kidney Function
- Liver Function
- Muscle & Bone Health
This profile is our most comprehensive general wellness profile for women including vitamins and hormones.
What should I anticipate from the Well Woman Comprehensive Profile?
The Well Woman Comprehensive Profile offers a thorough examination and screening for potential health issues in women. It encompasses a comprehensive body checkup to detect underlying diseases or conditions.
The profile delivers essential insights into the health of your kidneys, liver, heart, and thyroid, as well as your blood sugar levels. Additionally, it assesses crucial factors such as iron, calcium, and female hormone levels relevant to fertility. The profile can determine if you are anemic, identify current infections, and detect any underlying inflammation. Furthermore, it includes a complete blood count and vitamin assessment.
Identifying conditions of this test
Blood Cells (1 Biomarker)
A full blood count is a comprehensive test that offers insights into overall health and helps detect a wide range of issues, including infections, anaemia, and leukaemia. By examining different blood cell types, this test provides crucial information about your hematological status.
Full Blood Count
A full blood count (FBC) provides detailed information about various components of the blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Red blood cells play a vital role in oxygen transport throughout the body, while white blood cells are essential for immune function and defense against foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Platelets are crucial for blood clotting. By evaluating these blood cell types, an FBC serves as a screening tool for identifying disorders such as anaemia and infections.
Cholesterol (7 Biomarkers)
This cholesterol test examines seven key biomarkers related to cholesterol levels. Elevated cholesterol levels can have detrimental effects on your cardiovascular system, leading to the blockage of arteries and increasing the risk of coronary heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes. By learning about your cholesterol levels, you can make informed decisions about adopting positive lifestyle changes and adjusting your diet to mitigate these risks and promote overall health.
Total cholesterol is a measurement of the overall amount of cholesterol present in your blood. This includes both low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterols. Cholesterol is essential for hormone production, growth, development, and reproductive processes within the body.
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL)
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is a form of cholesterol often referred to as “good” cholesterol. It plays a crucial role in the removal of cholesterol from the arteries of the heart, contributing to cardiovascular health.
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is commonly known as “bad” cholesterol. It has been associated with cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries, increasing the risk of cardiovascular problems.
Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio
The total cholesterol to HDL ratio is a mathematical calculation that provides insights into the ratio between total cholesterol and the “good” (HDL) cholesterol present in your blood. This ratio helps assess your overall cardiovascular health and the balance between beneficial and potentially harmful cholesterol levels.
Non-HDL cholesterol represents the total amount of cholesterol present in your blood, excluding the “good” high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL). Monitoring non-HDL cholesterol levels is important in assessing your overall cardiovascular risk.
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the bloodstream, distinct from cholesterol. Monitoring triglyceride levels is crucial for evaluating overall lipid profile and cardiovascular health.
HDL percentage indicates the proportion of total cholesterol that consists of “good” (HDL) cholesterol. This measurement provides insights into the balance of cholesterol subtypes and their impact on your cardiovascular health.
Diabetes (1 Biomarker):
Monitoring your HbA1c levels allows for the confirmation and early detection of diabetes, a condition that, if left unmanaged or undiagnosed, can have severe consequences, including increased mortality risk. For individuals already diagnosed with diabetes, regular HbA1c checks are crucial for monitoring progress.
HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin):
This test measures the average blood sugar levels over the past two to three months and serves as a standard diagnostic and monitoring tool for diabetes. It detects glucose, a sugar that accumulates in the blood and binds to red blood cell hemoglobin.
Gout (1 Biomarker)
Gout, a form of arthritis, is caused by high levels of uric acid. Once diagnosed, there are ways to manage symptoms and prevent recurrence.
Urate (Uric Acid)
Urate is a byproduct of purine breakdown from substances like DNA or certain food and drinks. It is excreted by the kidneys and used to detect gout and diagnose recurring kidney stone formation.
The human body relies on a multitude of hormones to support various bodily functions and processes, including growth, metabolism, appetite, and fertility. Hormone imbalances or deficiencies can manifest in diverse symptoms and contribute to various conditions. Therefore, understanding the status of these hormones is crucial for a comprehensive evaluation.
Oestradiol, a form of estrogen, is the primary female hormone produced by non-pregnant women. This hormone plays a pivotal role in the development of female physical features and reproductive functions. Oestradiol tests are specifically designed to assess ovarian functions, making them highly useful in evaluating fertility-related concerns. Furthermore, they can aid in diagnosing the underlying causes of precocious or delayed puberty in girls. Additionally, oestradiol tests are employed to monitor hormone replacement therapy in women during the peri-menopausal and menopausal stages.
Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
FSH is a reproductive hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. Its primary function is to stimulate the growth and development of unfertilized eggs during the menstrual cycle in women. Furthermore, FSH initiates the production of crucial sex hormones like oestradiol and progesterone. In men, FSH plays a significant role in the stimulation of sperm production. To assess fertility issues and pituitary gland disorders, FSH levels are often tested alongside other sex hormones such as LH, testosterone, oestradiol, and progesterone in both men and women.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
LH is another reproductive hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. In females, LH plays a crucial role in regulating the menstrual cycle and ovulation by stimulating the ovaries to produce other reproductive hormones. In males, LH acts as a stimulator and controller of testosterone production. The LH test is particularly valuable in determining any potential reproductive problems that may be affecting your health and fertility.
Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary glands in the brain. Its primary responsibility lies in promoting lactation (breast milk production) in women during pregnancy and postpartum. However, abnormal levels of prolactin can have implications beyond lactation. A prolactin test is employed to diagnose infertility in both men and women, as well as to identify menstrual problems and erectile dysfunction.
Inflammation (1 Biomarker):
Inflammation is a natural immune response in which your body’s white blood cells protect against external bacteria and viruses. Assessing inflammation markers can aid in diagnosing a wide range of conditions and contribute to your overall health evaluation.
High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein:
This protein increases in the blood during episodes of inflammation. Measuring hs-CRP levels helps predict the risk of heart conditions, including heart attacks.
Iron Studies (5 Biomarkers)
Iron studies comprise a set of blood tests that measure the amount of iron present in the blood and stored in the body’s tissues. Iron deficiency can give rise to a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, chest pains, and shortness of breath. By assessing iron levels and related markers, iron studies provide valuable insights into your iron status and help identify potential causes of anaemia or other related conditions.
Iron is a mineral essential for the production of red blood cells, which are responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood. Adequate iron levels are crucial for maintaining healthy muscles, bone marrow function, and organ health. Measuring iron levels provides valuable information about the iron content in your blood. Low iron levels may indicate anaemia, while high levels could be indicative of liver disease or other underlying health issues.
Total Iron Binding Capacity
Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC) refers to the maximum amount of iron that can be transported in the blood. Iron is crucial for the transport of oxygen. TIBC tests are used to evaluate iron status and absorption, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions such as anaemia and iron overload disorders like Haemochromatosis. Impairments in TIBC may be observed in individuals with existing liver disease.
Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity
Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC) measures the amount of transferrin available for iron transport. Transferrin plays a key role in the transportation of iron, facilitating oxygen transport in the blood. UIBC tests help monitor iron toxicity treatment and assess iron-related conditions.
Ferritin is a blood protein responsible for storing iron. Iron is vital for oxygen transport in the blood. Ferritin levels indicate the body’s iron storage capacity and can assist in the diagnosis of anaemia and liver disease.
Transferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein produced by the liver. It facilitates the transport of iron, which is essential for oxygen delivery in the blood. Transferrin tests assess iron status and can be helpful in diagnosing anaemia. Transferrin saturation represents the value obtained by dividing serum iron by the total iron-binding capacity of transferrin, providing insights into iron transport and availability.
Kidney Function (3 Biomarkers)
Kidneys play a vital role in waste removal, blood pressure regulation, and red blood cell production. Healthy kidney function is essential for overall health and well-being.
Urea is a waste product of protein metabolism. Urea tests assess kidney function and indicate diseases affecting the kidneys and liver.
Creatinine is a waste product produced by muscles during contraction. It is excreted by the kidneys and measured to assess kidney function.
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) measures the kidney’s filtration function. GFR tests detect and monitor changes in kidney status.
Liver Function (8 Biomarkers)
The liver performs essential functions within the body, such as regulating blood sugar levels, fighting infections, and detoxifying the blood. Maintaining good liver function is crucial for overall health and well-being.
Albumin is a liver-produced protein responsible for maintaining fluid balance in the bloodstream. It also transports substances like hormones and vitamins throughout the body. Albumin tests aid in diagnosing and monitoring liver and kidney diseases.
Globulin is a protein synthesized in the liver by the immune system. It plays a vital role in liver function, blood clotting, and immune response against infections. Globulin tests are used to diagnose conditions such as liver damage or disease, kidney disease, and autoimmune disorders.
Total Protein refers to the combined amount of two proteins found in blood serum: albumin and globulin. Albumin is crucial for maintaining fluid in the bloodstream, while globulin is an essential component of the immune system. Total protein tests indicate potential issues with albumin or globulin levels.
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme primarily found in the liver and bones. ALP tests assist in diagnosing liver or bone diseases.
Alanine Transaminase (ALT)
Alanine Transaminase (ALT) is an enzyme predominantly found in the liver, with smaller amounts in the heart, kidneys, and skeletal muscle. During injury to the heart, liver, kidneys, or skeletal muscle, ALT is released into the bloodstream. ALT tests aid in diagnosing liver disease.
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme produced by the liver. When there is injury to the heart, liver, or skeletal muscle, AST is released into the bloodstream. AST tests can detect liver disease.
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) is an enzyme primarily found in the liver, as well as in the gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys. It plays a significant role in the liver’s metabolism of drugs and toxins. GGT tests can identify liver disease and bile duct injuries.
Total Bilirubin measures the amount of bilirubin present in the blood. Bilirubin aids in the digestion of food and is produced from the breakdown of old red blood cells carrying oxygen. Total bilirubin tests aid in diagnosing and monitoring liver diseases and specific types of anemia.
Minerals (1 Biomarkers)
Minerals are essential elements that are necessary for the proper development and functioning of our bodies. Deficiencies in minerals are widespread and can contribute to a wide range of symptoms and conditions.
Magnesium is a mineral primarily found in bones, but it can also be detected in the bloodstream. It is involved in energy production, muscle contraction, and maintaining healthy bones. The body regulates magnesium levels by controlling its absorption from the intestines and excretion through urine. Magnesium tests are employed to assess kidney problems, as well as diagnose and monitor gastrointestinal disorders.
Muscle & Bone Health (3 Biomarkers)
Calcium is an essential mineral found in bones and circulating in the blood. It plays a crucial role in bone formation and blood clotting. Calcium tests aid in diagnosing and monitoring conditions related to bones, heart, and kidneys.
Adjusted Calcium, also known as corrected calcium, is a calculation that considers the measurement of the protein albumin to determine the amount of free calcium in the blood. Adjusted calcium tests aid in diagnosing and monitoring conditions related to bones, heart, and kidneys.
Thyroid (2 Biomarkers)
Thyroid disorders are common but often go undiagnosed. When the thyroid gland malfunctions, it can lead to tiredness, mood issues, and weight problems.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
TSH is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain to stimulate the thyroid gland located in the throat. TSH regulates weight, body temperature, and muscle strength. Measuring TSH levels helps identify thyroid diseases and is commonly tested alongside Free T4 and Free T3.
Free T4 (thyroxine)
Free T4 is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland and plays a role in metabolism and growth. It aids in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and assists in diagnosing female infertility issues. Free T4 is typically measured alongside Free T3 and TSH.
Vitamin (3 Biomarkers)
Vitamins are essential for normal cell function, growth, and development. Deficiencies in vitamins can contribute to various common symptoms and conditions.
Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient involved in the regulation of calcium and magnesium absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. It also plays a pivotal role in promoting bone growth and maintaining optimal bone health. Vitamin D can be obtained through dietary sources and supplements or synthesized in the skin upon exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D tests are employed to identify deficiencies and monitor diseases that impede fat absorption, such as Crohn’s disease.
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that actively contributes to the formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs, as well as the maintenance of nerve health. While it is naturally found in animal products like poultry, milk, and eggs, individuals adhering to plant-based diets need to pay special attention to ensure an adequate intake. Vitamin B12 tests serve as a diagnostic tool to help identify the underlying causes of anemia.
Folate, also known as Vitamin B9, is a vital nutrient required for the formation of red blood cells, tissue and cellular repairs, particularly during pregnancy. It is naturally abundant in leafy green vegetables, yeast, and citrus fruits. Folate tests are employed to assist in identifying the root causes of anemia and ensuring optimal folate levels for overall health and well-being.