Dr. Michael Wald, aka, The Blood Detective’s Top 10 Lab Test Picks for Children

1.     Vitamin D, B12, C – energy, tissue repair, cancer, diabetes and heart disease risk
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2.     Blood lipids – measures total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), and Triglycerides

More information: http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/medical/blood_test_lipid_panel.html

3.     Chemistry – levels of: iron, sodium, potassium, creatinine, glucose, etc.

More information: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/labtest5.html

4.     Homocysteine – energy, inflammation, immunity and future risk of many diseases.

More information: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/23/9/1348.full.pdf

5.     CRP—indicates inflammation, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc. indicator

More information: http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/medical/test_crp.html

6.     HgA1c Diabetes screen – blood sugar control/diabetes

More information: http://www.cpnonline.org/CRS/CRS/pa_hemoa1c_pep.htm

7.     Ferritin level – evaluates iron level in the blood – iron overload/inflammation

More information: http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/medical/test_ferritin.html

8.   Gluten intolerance antibody test – for those with strange health problems and gut issues

More information:  http://glutenintoleranceschool.com/gluten-intolerance-in-children/

9.   Body composition testing – percentage of body fat, water, muscle & metabolic rate

More information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2082845/

10.  TSH – free T3 and T4 – metabolic rate, weight, thyroid hormone problems

More information: http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/medical/test_tsh.html

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*DISCLAIMER: Dr. Michael Wald is a doctor of chiropractic with a masters degree in nutrition. He is also a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and a Certified Nutritional Specialist and Sports Nutritionist. Dr. Wald is certified to provide acupuncture in several states, but not New York. Dr. Wald has two board certifications in nutrition. Dr. Michael Wald earned his MD diploma, but did not complete a residency and is thus not licensed to practice medicine. The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not to substitute for sound medical or health advice. Information contained within this website may change at any time without prior notice. The information on this website is under copyright, 2021.