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Female Athlete Biomarkers Blood Test Panel with Private Phlebotomy (Blood draw) Included!

Boston Heart Diagnostics
SKU: BHDOPNL2

$593.75 per test

Helps female athletes who want to know how their body is reacting to training by using the latest genetic techniques because unlike any other Clinical Diagnostics marketplace Meenta offers convenient, unfettered access to validated tests.

Helps female athletes who want to know how their body is reacting to training by using the latest genetic techniques because unlike any other Clinical Diagnostics marketplace Meenta offers convenient, unfettered access to validated tests.

The Fine Print

Notice: This test must be done in the morning after fasting 12 hours (water is allowed)

Purpose: This test focuses on sports performance from inside the athlete’s body. It will provide information on nutritional deficiencies,   hormonal imbalances,   injury risk,   hydration status,   and muscle status.

Benefits: Tests are all focused on the athletic body

  • Allows athletes to better focus on their nutrition,   hydration,   training tolerance,   recovery and performance.
  • Allows athletes to address deficiencies to improve stamina and performance. 
  • Indicates competition readiness and unique training insights (ex. tolerance of frequent high intensity training)
  • Includes all tests in the Boston Heart Athlete Biomarker Blood Test Panel but adds female hormones identifying hormone deficits that might be from over training or nutrition.

Sample type: Blood

Technology:  Chemistry

Turnaround time:  5-7 days  from receipt in the lab

Tests:

  • Total Cholesterol (TC)
  • Direct Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C)
  • High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL-C)
  • Small Dense LDL Cholesterol (sdLDL-C)
  • Triglycerides (TG)
  • Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a))
  • Apolipoprotein B (apoB)
  • Boston Heart Fatty Acid Balance™ Test
  • Boston Heart Cholesterol Balance ® Test
  • Vitamin D, 25-OH
  • Complete Blood Count with Differential:  
    • Red blood cells, White blood cells, Platelets, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)
  • Complete Metabolic Panel
    • Albumin, Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Alkaline Phosphatase, Aspartate, aminotransferase (AST), Blood urea nitrogen (BUN), Calcium, Carbon dioxide (Bicarbonate), CK,Chloride Creatinine with estimated GFR, Potassium, Sodium,  Total bilirubin, Total protein, Albumin/Globulin Ratio (calculated), BUN/Creatinine Ratio (calculated), Globulin (calculated), Uric Acid, 
  • High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP), LpPLA2, Fibrinogen
  • HOMA-IR with Beta Cell Function and Risk Index (includes Insulin and Glucose), HbA1c
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • NT-proBNP
  • DHEA-S
  • Estradiol
  • Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
  • Luteinizing hormone
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone-T

This blood test is for any athlete interested in a comprehensive look at their ability to train to their maximum ability determining nutrition, hydration and possibility of  overtraining. In addition, this test will focus on athletic health, heart health and female hormones. While athletes are generally considered healthy, they are not completely “safe” from developing heart disease, having a heart attack, or even dying from a heart condition. Moreover, the heart becomes more efficient with regular exercise, helping oxygen flow throughout the body much faster, and increasing performance to help athletes reach their full physical potential. Our medical experts have designed this heart test panel along with the expertise of Boston Heart Diagnostics specifically for athletes to learn more about their risk of heart disease based on the latest science.

By analyzing an athlete’s blood, the athlete and coach can get an in-depth look at how the athlete is responding to training. Things like vitamins and ferritin will directly impact performance while eGRF will give insight into hydration increasing muscle mass and strength (especially lower body strength), increasing the size and number of muscle fibers needed for short bursts of speed and power, and maintaining adequate testosterone levels. Testosterone also impacts bone strength, muscle mass/strength. However, very high levels of Vitamin D can cause muscle weakness and dehydration.(1) Overtraining and injury prevention will be assessed by fibrinogen, LpPLA2 and creatine kinase levels. status. A correct Vitamin D level is especially important for reducing inflammation by lowering blood hs-CRP levels. hs-CRP is an acute phase inflammatory plasma protein synthesized by the liver, it is also becoming more well known that COVID-19 has often led to Long Term COVID and the heart is seen as one of the bigger issues,   especially with underlying disease that may not yet be symptomatic. DIscovering pre-symptomatic heart disease in a competitive athlete is vital. The “high sensitivity” CRP (hs-CRP) test is needed to detect very low levels of CRP (C-response protein that rises in response to inflammation) that may be seen with vascular and/or systemic inflammation.

In addition women athletes in particular, are often at a greater risk of having low or deficient iron levels. This occurs more in athletes because iron is lost during heavy training periods through sweating, running, and the gastrointestinal bleeding that sometimes happens with intense workouts. This test assesses these common causes of less than optimal performance. 

(1)https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-Consumer/

Why would I take this test?

Today’s top athletes train with information including what their training is doing to their bodies. Are they getting enough rest and recovery,   hydration,   nutrition,   are they over-training?  This test answers those questions. In addition,   while athletes are generally considered healthy,   they are not completely “safe” from developing heart disease,   having a heart attack,   or even dying from a heart condition. Moreover,   the heart becomes more efficient with regular exercise,   helping oxygen flow throughout the body much faster,   and increasing performance to help athletes reach their full physical potential. (Some athletes may carry genes that make them at high risk for heart or stroke issues and,   if caught early,   these can be prevented with awareness,   supplements,   medications and/or lifestyle and nutrition changes.

How does the phlebotomy (Blood Draw) work?

  • The phlebotomist will come to you at a time and place of your choice within the United States.
  • For this test you must be fasting (no food or drink except water) for eight hours.
  • This test will be scheduled Mon-Thurs from 8am – 6pm EST (Mon-Weds in Hawaii).
  • Please remove the ice gel packs from the kit and freeze for at least 8 hours before your test.
  • Do not freeze anything else in the kit box.
  • Please fill out enclosed Lifestyle Questionnaire and read the other  instructions so you’re ready for the test.
  • For tests with Phlebotomy on same person: Save $150 on 2 panels,   $300 on 3 and  >3 please call customer service.

What is included in my sample collection kit?

Included in your kit is:

  • Cardboard box
  • Styrofoam insulated cooler and two ice/gel packs 
  • You must take out the ice/gel packs and freeze them for at least 8 hours before your test can be done.  
  • Collection tubes,   biohazard bags (do not freeze)
  • Paperwork (order form) and instructions (Please fill out enclosed Lifestyle Questionnaire and read instructions so ready for the test.)

How do I interpret my results?

Each results report comes with a custom interpretation based on your profile and a document indicating recommended lifestyle changes. It is recommended that if there are any abnormal findings you discuss them with a  primary care physician. Further questions? Call (888) 204-5303 or email support@meenta.io

Blood draw (phlebotomist required) – for three tubes: 2 Tiger Top tubes and 1 Pearl Top tube.

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