Laboratory test (blood test) review
Laboratory tests provide information that is helpful in understanding one’s nutritional status.
Lipid panels (cholesterol tests) provide a great deal of information on how a person’s body is processing carbohydrate and while blood sugar tests (such as fasting blood glucose and HbA1C) provide information about someone with Type 2 Diabetes blood sugar control, tests such as fasting insulin combined with fasting blood glucose provide very important information that can be used to assess how insulin resistant a person is.
Reviewing lab tests is one of the components of a nutritional assessment and is something Registered Dietitians are trained to do.
A lab test review is only a small part of a nutrition assessment and needs to be done within the context of your known medical and metabolic conditions. That means that I will need to know whether you have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes or pre-diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol or triglycerides or other conditions, as well to know whether you are taking any medications or supplements as well as their dosages. All of these affect blood work, so I need to know this before I can go over your blood work with you. That is why there are questions about this on the Intake form.
In the Lab Test Review, I will go over your Complete Blood Count (CBC), lipid panel including HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, non-HDL cholesterol, Triglycerides, as well as assessors of blood sugar control such as fasting blood glucose and HbA1C results and outline the types of lifestyle and dietary changes that may help improve your health and lab results in the future.
Please note that this Lab Test Review is not for diagnostic purposes. Dietitians do not diagnose disease or medical conditions, physicians (doctors) do.
This is an information session and not a clinical session (as I’ve not assessed you), so I won’t be able to advise you specifically on what you should eat given a specific health condition, but I CAN give you best-practice evidence-based answers to help guide your decisions.
Note: If you’d prefer a clinical appointment, all of my hourly and packages can be booked in person or via Skype (or phone, if you are in Canada). Please visit the Services tab for more information on those. The Complete Assessment Package includes a Laboratory Test review, as well as design of an Individual Meal Plan and the teaching that goes along with that.
How does it work?
It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
- Please fill out the two-page form available for download here and email it back to me at the address provided on the form, along with a copy of your lab test results and the times you are available for an appointment.
- I’ll email you a choice of appointments, then you’ll book the time that suits you best.
- I’ll send you confirmation of your appointment with an invoice for a ½ hour call, which you pay by e-transfer.
If you live anywhere in Canada I can call you by phone or Skype at the time we set, and if you live in the US or overseas, I’ll call you via Skype.
I’m looking forward to providing this service to you.
To your good health,