Knowledge is power. Before I knew that I could order my own lab tests I felt so powerless in the ability to figure out what my body needed. I asked my doctor to run specific labs and was told that I didn't need them and that it couldn't be the reason for my issues. When I found a lab that I could order from I immediately ran my thyroid numbers and was excited to find out that I was right in my gut feeling that my levels were off. This is especially useful for parents of children that need help but the pediatrician will not cooperate.
Reasons like these are why I have compiled this list of options for you to order online.
Iodine Loading Tests
Hakala Research Labs
Toll Free: 877-238-1779
Offers Spot, Loading and Bromide Testing.
Iodine Loading & Bromide Testing
FFP Laboratories (Dr. Flechas)
(1-877-900-5556) - Call and order the kit
Tell them you do not have a doctor to order the test.
Offers, Spot, Loading, Bromide and Heavy Metals Testing.
Vitamin Research Products
This is a 2 part test. The SPOT test is the first urine void of the morning. From this first void, the level of iodine is measured in the urine, to establish a baseline.
NOTE: If the iodine test is not obtained from one of these three labs the test is not the same test that was used by Dr. Abraham to determine full body saturation levels.
Every year you have a new opportunity to detect heart disease, prostate problems, diabetes and other conditions that could threaten your health. Take advantage with our Comprehensive Wellness Profile™ (CWP), our most complete general wellness panel.
DirectLabs Panel Price: $97—over $400 savings off retail price of $529
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
Vitamin D tests are used to determine if bone weakness, bone malformation, or abnormal metabolism of calcium (reflected by abnormal calcium, phosphorus or PTH tests) is occurring as a result of a deficiency or excess of vitamin D. Since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and is absorbed from the intestine like a fat, vitamin D tests are sometimes used to monitor individuals with diseases that interfere with fat absorption, such as cystic fibrosis and Crohn?s disease, to assure that they have adequate amounts of vitamin D. Vitamin D tests also are used to determine effectiveness of treatment when vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, and/or magnesium supplementation is prescribed.DirectLabs Price: $49
Nutrient elements including magnesium, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium are obligatory co-factors for hundreds of important enzymes and also are essential for the normal functions of vitamins. The levels of these elements in hair are correlated with levels in organs and other tissues. Toxic elements may be 200-300 times more highly concentrated in hair than in blood or urine. Therefore, hair is the tissue of choice for detection of recent exposure to elements such as arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, lead, antimony, and mercury.DirectLabs Price: $93
Thyroid Panel, Special
Free T3 - Evaluate thyroid function and assess abnormal binding protein disorders Free T4 - Free T4 may be indicated when binding globulin (TBG) problems are perceived, or when conventional test results seem inconsistent with clinical observations. It is normal in subjects with high thyroxine-binding globulin hormone binding who are euthyroid (i.e., free thyroxin should be normal in nonthyroidal diseases). It should be normal in familial dysalbuminemic hyperthyroxinemia. TSH - TSH is high in primary hypothyroidism. Low TSH occurs in hyperthyroidism.
DirectLabs Price: $149
NOTE: There is a Comprehensive Wellness Package with the Thyroid Panel for $199 as well.
Canary club offers spot blood and saliva testing for the evaluation of hormones and cortisol levels.
Health Check USA
Check the listing of labs that are available to you. You will place your order and they will send a lab slip that you will take to the lab and have your blood drawn. Test results will be available online within 1-2 weeks.
Thyroid Panel II - Includes TSH, Free T3 & Free T4
VIP Plus - Includes Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and Ratios, Triglycerides, Glucose (Diabetes), Kidney, Liver, and Heart Functions, Potassium, Calcium, Uric Acid, Electrolytes, Iron, Ferritin, PLUS a CBC (Complete Blood Count) and Comprehensive Thyroid Profile I: T3-Uptake, T4 Total, T7,& TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone).