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Baseline Lab Tests

Here are some baseline lab tests recommended by many functional medicine practioners.  Read more at Dr. David Perlmutter’s new book, Grain Brain.Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
VAP Cholesterol Test:  Comprehensive cholesterol test
Fasting Blood Glucose
Less than 95mg/dl
Fasting Insulin
Below 8 microunits/ml, Ideally below 3
Hb A1C
4.8 to 5.4 percent
Fructosamine:  Measurement of glycated protein that changes rapidly in 2-3 weeks.
188-233 micromoles/L
Homocysteine, amino-acid like chemical, toxic to brain
8 micromoles/L or less
Vitmain D
80 nannograms/ml
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
0.00 to 3.0 mg/L
Gluten Sensitivity Test with Cyrex Array 3 Test

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