Yesterday I went and had my blood drawn for the following tests. I plan on trying to do this once every 6 months to a year. 7 vials of blood later, here is what I asked to be tested.
CBC: This is a complete blood count. Usually the most common. It gives a picture of everything that makes up a blood cell. White blood cell, red blood cell, volume, size, platelet, hemoglobin.
Hb1AC: glycosolated hemoglobin. Often referred to as the diabetes test. It's a potential indicator for how you are aging and insulin sensitivity.
Magnesium in RBC: Much more reliable then a serum test. This will show actual tissue levels. Most Americans are deficient.
Zinc in RBC: Again, more reliable then a serum test. Men are often low. This can have an impact on testosterone.
Testosterone/Free Testosterone: Male hormone in the blood. Free is what is not bound to the protein sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG).
Lipid Profile: Done fasted, this tests the total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides. I didn't order a size of the particle test to my knowledge.
Homocysteine: This is a measure of an amino acid in the blood. Elevated levels may mean atherosclerosis. Hardening and narrowing of the arteries.
Vitamin D: Dark skinned and I live in Michigan. Making sure I'm above 45. RDA says 30. I'd like to be in the 55-65 range.
C-Reactive Protein: A type of protein in the blood. It can monitor general inflammation in the body.
Essential Fatty Acid Profile: I was going to do this. EFA test. but it was 480 dollars. I opted out of this one! This was 3x more then all the other tests combined! No idea why it is so expensive.