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Check Up Health Optimization Adolescents (ages 13-19) Screening Check Up

 

For the adolescents, we use as a basis the tests of the Basic Check up Screening Panel ,as described herebelow :

 

 

Test / AnalyteDescription / Detects - Measures
Complete Blood Count - Measurement Hematocrit, Red -White Blood Cells - Platelets and Morphology
Detects Anaemias, Infections - Bone marrow disorders.
Indications of chronic deseases
Erythrocyte Sedimentation RateChronic Inflammations - infections
CRP-hsAccute Inflammations - infections.
Cardiovascular risk factor
GlucoseDiabetes
UreaRenal function
CreatininineRenal function
Uric AcidArthritis
Nutritional assesment
Total CholesterolCardiovascular Risk Factors
Cholesterol Dietary intake
Drug therapy assessment
HDL Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
Triglycerides
Atheromatosis Index
Liver Enzyme γ-GTLiver function test
Hepatitis B/C - drug -alcohol induced - fatty liver - cancer etc
Liver enzymes ALT & AST
UrineBladder health
Kidney function

Moreover, due to particularities of the adolescents (sports activities, possible nutritional deficiency, reckless behaviour, etc.) the following additional tests are recommended :

Creatine phosphokinase (CPK)

An enzyme found in muscle cells,  used as a marker of muscle stress / damage from excessive exercise and rarely for other pathological disorders.

Iron (Fe) and Ferritin (Ferr)

These tests assess the adequacy of dietary iron in children. Potential iron deficiency causes anemia, symptoms of fatigue and can lead to a general change in children’s behaviour, even to learning difficulties. They are also used to detect malabsorption problems.

Thyroid hormone (TSH)

This is the hormone that regulates thyroid gland function. Thyroid is responsible for the regulation of metabolic rate in the whole body. Children with a prolonged thyroid disfunction can develope obesity, show lack of concentration, learning difficulties, behavioural and developmental problems.

Preventive thyroid screening is even more valuable to people with thyroid disorders family history.

Vitamin D3 (25-OH-D3)

Critical substance for calcium uptake from bones and vital substance for immune system integrity. Surveys show that  as much as 80% of the  general polulation show D3 deficiency. In adolescents, the shortage of vitamin D can create developmental problems in the skeleton.

Vitamin B12

Critical substance in adolescents for the maintenance of the nervous system, mental functions and normal behavour. Possible eating disorders and malabsorption often result in vitamin B12 deficiency.

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Information selected by :

  •  MayoClinic.org
  • Labtestsonline.org
  • Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests – J.Wallach

The exact choice of tests required is under the responsibility of your treating physician

Editor: I. Gratsias  Lab Director / Clinical Biochemist

Last Update May  2019

Medical Tests performed with analytical systems and reagents

by SIEMENS-USA & BECMAN COULTER-USA

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Recommendations -preparation for blood sampling :
  • A meal the previous night is mandatory.
  • The last meal should be taken up to 11-12 hours before blood sampling.
  • The evening meal is preferred to include the least possible animal fats.
  • No meal should be taken in the morning. Water is free.
For urine collection:
  • A sample of the first urination is preferable
  • Prior to urination, a topical wash with plenty of water is recommended, with no use of soap.
Results
  • Results are given within the day.
Cost

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