Bmi Doctors

Weight Loss Blood Test Details

At BMI Doctors, we have partnered with Quest Diagnostic Laboratories to provide accurate and quality lab testing for our doctors to use for your assessment. With thousands of Patient Service Centers nationwide and online appointment scheduling, it is easy and convenient to complete your lab.

Once you have completed your comprehensive blood test at the Quest location of your choice, the results will become available within 5 to 6 business days. We will notify you of your results and via our BMI Doctors Patient Portal.

After an in-depth consultation with one of our BMI Doctors, it will be determined if Semaglutide assisted weight loss medications are appropriate for you or not.

Please see the attached, sample comprehensive blood test results. You’ll note that we measure values including, but not limited to:

899 TSH – Detects TSH levels for differential diagnosis of primary, secondary, and tertiary hypothyroidism; also useful in screening for hyperthyroidism

10231 Comprehensive Metabolic Panel – Includes Albumin, Albumin/Globulin Ratio (calculated), Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Calcium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride, Creatinine with GFR Estimated, Globulin (calculated), Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, Urea Nitrogen.

496 Hemoglobin A1C – Measures the level of sugar-coated hemoglobin protein in the blood.

A CMP is a blood test that measures various levels in your body, including glucose, kidney and liver function, and electrolyte and fluid balance. It’s typically used as part of routine health checkups or to monitor specific medical conditions.

A CMP can provide vital information in various situations like checking kidney, liver, and metabolism issues, understanding general symptoms like fatigue, evaluating treatment effectiveness for a medical condition, or monitoring the side effects of certain medications.

A CMP tests for levels of several substances including glucose, potassium, sodium, calcium, chloride, carbon dioxide, total protein, total bilirubin, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), albumin, AST, ALT, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP).

Yes, you need to fast (avoid eating or drinking) for 8 to 12 hours before the test.

A BMP includes eight of the 14 tests in a CMP and doesn’t include liver enzyme and protein tests. Your healthcare provider may choose between a CMP and BMP based on your health history and needs.

You can complete the blood test at any local Quest Diagnostics. Our patient care team will provide you with a lab requisition for Quest Diagnostics. It is a prepaid lab requisition with a barcode on it. When they scan it at Quest Diagnostics, they’ll know what to test for and to invoice BMI Doctors. As the patient, you will NOT receive a bill from Quest Diagnostics. A blood sample is taken, usually from a vein in your arm. The process involves inserting a needle into the vein and drawing blood into a vial or syringe.

The results can indicate a range of conditions such as liver disease, kidney failure, or diabetes. Abnormal levels require further investigation and possibly more tests

The risks are minimal, mostly involving slight pain or bruising at the needle insertion site, but these symptoms usually go away quickly.

BMI Doctors requires that our patients complete the blood test once every 6 months. However, the frequency of CMP testing depends on individual health conditions and doctor recommendations. It’s often part of routine physical exams.

BMI Doctors require this test as it provides a detailed baseline of a patient’s metabolic health, ensuring a higher standard of quality care. It assists in identifying any underlying issues that might impact weight loss efforts and allows for tailored treatment plans.

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