If you have taken recent blood tests with your doctor, we may be able to use them. We can send an order for you to do your labs at your closest Quest or LabCorp, with your primary care provider, or at another local health care facility. Below is a quick recap of the labs we require, as well as the labs that are optional but highly encouraged.


· Kidney function test (Cr/GFR) taken within the past 12-months

· Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) or fasting glucose test taken within the past 6 months

· Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test taken within the past 6-months


Optional, but recommended:

· Lipid panel (to check cholesterol levels)

· Comprehensive metabolic panel (to assess your baseline kidney and liver function)

· High sensitivity C-reactive protein test (Hs-CRP, to evaluate inflammation)

· Vitamin D3 level