Brain Optimisation - Blood Testing
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Blood Sugar
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Fasting GlucoseH£19I'd recommend this test but you have the kit you can do for yourself at home and remove this unnecessary cost. Also, I strongly prefer the home test as you'll have more data points to work with and in my experience there is a day-to-day variance that you'll miss out on if you just get a before-and-after measurement.
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Glycated HemogloginHbA1cH£28Gives you a effectively a 90 day average of your glucose levels
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FuctosamineL£54You already have HbA1c and Fasting Glucose, do you need a 3rd way to measure the same thing? I felt this was unimportant especially considering it is a less standard test and the costs represent that.
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Insulin ResponseH£32Not a glucose marker but a critical marker for understanding how your body is able to regulate the dietary glucose you ingest
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Inflamation
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C Reative ProteinCRPH£26CRP is the defacto standard as an inflamation marker these days. ESR is another option but it tends to perform less well for people over 40. If you find that ESR is pre-packaged with a blood test though you could consider using it instead of CRP.
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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
ESRL???See above
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Cholesterol
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Standard Lipid PanelH£50Will come with Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL-C, and Triglcerides. I think the Triglcerides number is of high value, the rest are somewhat interesting and would be worth knowing if any are highly out of band.
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Apolipoprotein BApoBHNot strictly a cholesterol test but used as a proxy to determine LDL particle size
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Gluten
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Cyrex Array 3$£400I had wanted to do this but the test requires unusually high RPM's and so standard laboratory equipment will not suffice. It may be slightly more cost competitive in the USA as this is only recently becoming available in the UK. I would check the exact price as when I saw how much it was I apparently dropped my pen. Figuratively anyways.
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Standard Lab TestL£75Not very accurate; at this point I'd save your money and use qualitative judgement rather than numeric. I didn't write down the cost for this so the number here is just a vague recollection of costing.
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HomocysteineM£83I believe this has met some criticism recently as a cardio-vascular risk marker but it is still meant to represent a good brain-health marker. Furthermore, if you like "movable markers" ... most people can move their numbers down relatively easily by adding B vitamin supplements. Due to its cost I've put this as a MEDIUM recommendation.
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Apolipoprotein EApoEM???I had wanted to get tested for this but in the end didn't because the doctor from Medicentre assured me that they didn't do that test. I'm still a bit surprised and don't quite believe it. In any event, it is a newer and less used test than ApoB so it is bound to have some cost associated with it but it does provide a nice grouping of risk for people.
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Vitamin DH£45It is very common these days to see people with low Vitamin D and knowing about this leads to some fairly actionable ways to get this to the right level (including supplements)
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