Thanks Julie for the links. I was already aware of the previous Bredesen Study and incorporate many of it's parameters into my current lifestyle. I did a search previously for labs and biomarkers. But there's no comprehensive list all in 1 place. Just in case someone is searching. Here is my updated comprehensive list:
Apolipoprotein B (apoB)
Ion Mobility (NMR)
Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids, Plasma
LFT (Liver Function Test)
TFT (Thyroid Function Test)
Lithium (if prescribed)
Electrolytes (with BUN/Cr)
I hope Priv8 is correct and his insurance covers all of his tests... but I doubt it.
Yeah . . . I'm not sure if things will be completely covered. But I did make several calls (and waited on hold for a few hours). I was told that labs would be covered 100% if the lab was contracted with my insurance.
I am.just wondering why you would want a BNP if you aren't trying to diagnose or exclude heart failure? Its a very expensive test and not used in a healthy person where there is no clinical concern re heart failure.
The lithium level is unusual unless you are on it.
You've also left off creatinine. Which is critical if you are taking lithium.
I added BNP because it is a recommended lab from Berkeley Heart Labs and their 4myheart program. It may not be totally applicable in my case but my family history is extremely well documented and significant. My paternal grandfather died in his 30's from a "cardiac event". My father had unstable angina, then a CABG, then a MI and CHF. My uncle died during his bypass surgery.
I do take low dose lithium for it's neuroprotective properties. I thought a BUN/Cr would be included with an electrolytes panel. But I added it anyway.
Thanks again, for all the useful input!