What blood tests do you offer?
We can test for just about any blood marker you want but to make it easier, we have grouped the most common tests into "panels." Please check our Biohacking Test Panels page for a list of these test panels along with a brief description of each.
If you would like a test performed that is not listed, please complete our contact form with the test you are interested in. That way we can let you know the lab costs before you schedule your appointment.
Why is it called biohacking?
"Biohacking" is a clever term for taking control of your own body and mind. It's using everything at your disposal – cutting-edge technology, nutrition, self-experimentation, and science – to become the best version of yourself.
Blood work is key to effective biohacking. It can tell you a lot about your body's levels of various nutrients and components. For example, a blood test can tell you if a new food you’re eating is affecting your vitamin levels or helping you to achieve a specific biological process.
On the other hand, reaching optimal health – i.e. the goal of biohackers – means looking for what is optimal for your body. This means correcting your test values before they turn into health symptoms.
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How often should I have blood work done?
For the biohacker, regular blood work is vital.
If you track your basic blood biomarkers on a regular basis - or yearly, you can be more proactive and preventative and figure out what your "normal" looks like. If there are any issues, you'll be able to make changes in diet and lifestyle to address them.
The idea with doing blood work on a regular basis, when you don’t actually have an illness, is to catch your body when it starts going in that direction and do something about it. You may see small changes in your blood before you have identified a symptom that tells you something is wrong. You’re not just waiting for a disease to happen.
Optimizing your mental and physical health relies on having accurate data about your specific biochemistry. Even basic blood work will tell you about inner functioning of your body - your organs and glands, your vitamin levels, mineral levels, hormones and inflammation levels.
How do I make sense of my lab results?
We will contact you with your lab results and you'll also be able to check them through your online patient portal. When you get your report, you’ll notice two columns: one called a “reference range” and another for your results. If your results are inside the reference range, they’re normal.
At RapidTestMe, our goal is to make blood tests accessible and convenient and provide referrals and treatments, when necessary. Our health practitioners do not interpret your results or diagnose a disease.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. When appropriate, we will advise you to see a doctor or provide a referral for follow-up action.
You can do your own research on what to make of your lab tests or upload your results to a site like LabTestAnalyzer. LabTestAnalyzer provides easy to read reports explaining your lab results and detailing ways to optimize your health through adjustments in lifestyle, nutrition, and supplementation. It also informs you which labs are not in the optimal range and gives you guidance about how to get them to optimal.
What kind of information will I get from my blood tests?
From blood work you can see the health of your liver, kidneys, and adrenals glands, vitamin and mineral levels, cholesterol, and the pH of your body.
A thyroid test will tell you about your metabolism and ability to create energy. An inflammation panel will indicate systemic as well as cardiovascular inflammation levels, the health of your blood and your ability to carry oxygen around the body, as well as the health of your immune system.
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