This panel contains the following blood tests important for people following a plant based diet:
Vegan/Vegetarian diets are popular and include many health benefits, such as reducing your risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.
Yet some vegan/vegetarians rely too heavily on processed foods, which can be high in calories, sugar, fat and sodium. Plus, they fail to eat enough fruits, vegetables, whole grains and calcium-rich foods, resulting in a poorly planned, nutrient depleted diet.
The American Dietetic Association states that well-planned vegetarian/vegan diets can meet all nutrient requirements and are appropriate for all stages of life.1,2 This panel will help you determine if your vegan/vegetarian diet is planned well in order to meet your nutritional needs.
This test may be done fasting or 2-6 hours after eating. Both ways provide valuable information, though 2-6 hours after a meal provides a more realistic assessment of the state of your blood in everyday life. Stay hydrated and take your medications as prescribed. Iron measurements following blood donations or transfusions should be delayed for one week.
*Your requisition will show the CBC, CMP, and lipid profile as one single test - CBC/Chemistry profile (LC381822).
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