Wellness Screen When it comes to your health—you want to know it all. We want that for you, too. That’s why we offer a collection of tests to get you the answers you deserve along with the results you can act on to improve your wellness. $69 Add to cart Product Details Wellness Screen Overview When it comes to your health—you want to know it all. We want that for you, too. That’s why we offer a collection of tests to get you the answers you deserve along with the results you can act on to improve your wellness. This package provides a collection of tests to help evaluate your risk of common health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, for a balanced perspective on how well your body is working for you. What’s Tested? Total Cholesterol: a fatty substance found in all your cells. Your body needs fat (cholesterol) to function, but too many bad fats, like LDL (low-density lipoprotein), can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke. Meanwhile, good fats, like HDL (high-density lipoprotein) can help remove bad fats from your body and reduce your risk for heart disease. High cholesterol won’t make you feel sick. That’s why it’s a good idea to test your total cholesterol, which measures both your LDL and HDL levels as well as other fats; it is a good predictor of heart health. LDL (low-density lipoprotein): part of your total cholesterol and accounts for most of your body’s cholesterol. It’s often called “bad” cholesterol because high levels of LDL can build in the walls of your arteries, increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke. HDL (high-density lipoprotein): is part of your total cholesterol and is known as "good" cholesterol because it removes "bad "cholesterol from the body. High levels of HDL can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Triglycerides: Most common source of fat in the body, primarily stored from food, and used to supply your energy. A high triglyceride level is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c): a measure of the average amount of glucose in your blood over an extended period (typically 8 to 12 weeks). High HbA1c levels may indicate prediabetes or diabetes. Note: HbA1c may not be an accurate reflection of average blood glucose in people with certain conditions such as sickle cell disease, iron deficiency, or heavy bleeding. Why Consider this Test Package? Common Conditions Half of all U.S adults have one or more chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or obesity. 1 Better Choices Lack of exercise or physical activity, poor nutrition, and drinking to excess are a few of the factors that can contribute to health complications and increase your risk of chronic diseases.1 Know Your Numbers There are no symptoms for people with prediabetes, and diabetes may be severe before there are any warning signs. Likewise, people have no way of knowing they have high cholesterol without being tested.2 References CDC, Chronic Disease Overview. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm. Last reviewed: June 28, 2017. Last updated June 28, 2017. AHA, Know Your Health Numbers. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/Diabetes/PreventionTreatme... . Last Reviewed August 2015. What will your results tell you? You will gain a better understanding of your overall wellness. Your result report will show a number for each marker, as well as a range of healthy values, so that you can understand how your result compares to a healthy range. Your results will include resources to support you in making informed lifestyle choices. We always encourage you to talk to a healthcare provider when seeking a medical determination or diagnosis. How does collecting a sample for the Wellness Screen test work? You will need to provide 4-6 large drops of blood into the collection device by pricking your finger with the supplied lancet. Proper hydration is critical in order to obtain the most accurate results and to aid in getting a good sample. It is important to drink plenty of fluids before collecting your sample. If you are not properly hydrated, you may find the flow of blood is slow, and you may have to stick your fingers more than once. Tip: Get a head start on hydration. Drink extra water beginning the day before you plan to collect your blood sample to ensure you’re adequately hydrated when you’re ready to collect. After collecting your sample, simply return the completed collection device to the lab in the pre-addressed, postage-paid kit box, and your results will be available online in 2-3 business days. * Pixel by LabCorp offers laboratory tests for general wellness monitoring. Our test results provide personalized information and are meant only for wellness purposes. They are not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or medical condition and are not a substitute for professional medical advice or clinically-guided treatment. We always recommend seeking the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding interpretation of your laboratory test results, a medical condition, or other health related issues. You should not make changes in treatment plans without first talking to your health care provider, including changes in medicine, diet, or exercise regimens. Pixel by LabCorp does not have a doctor-patient relationship with you, nor does it have access to a complete medical history or physical examination conducted by a physician that would be necessary for a complete diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. Neither you nor your physician should rely solely on this guidance. Markers Measured Lipid Panel: This cholesterol and lipids panel measures the fatty substances used in the body as energy that contribute to heart health (including cholesterol and triglycerides) to help assess the risk of heart disease. Hemoglobin A1c: Provides a measure of your average blood sugar level over an extended period (typically 8-12 weeks) and is a useful tool for both detecting and/or monitoring diabetes.