Labs for Fatigue in Logan, UT   

Cache Valley Labs Direct offers a panel to help patients identify the causes of unexplained fatigue, which is a lack of energy a lot of people experience at some point in their lives. Fatigue is a common, non-specific symptom that is sometimes dismissed because of its general nature but can be indicative of a number of disorders. If you are in generally good health and applying good health practices such as regular physical activity, healthy eating, and getting adequate sleep, but your fatigue persists for more than a week or two, it may be time to further investigate the cause.

The Fatigue Panel includes: 

  • TSH

    Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain, and signals the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones, which affect metabolism. Increased or decreased TSH can point to health issues that may otherwise go unnoticed.  

  • CBC w/ diff

    A complete blood count (CBC) with a differential measures the different components of blood, including red blood cells (RBCs), platelets, and white blood cells (WBCs), including differentiating between different types of WBCs. A CBC blood test can help identify disorders of the blood, immune system, infections, and more.

  • Ferritin

    Ferritin is a protein that carries iron in the bloodstream. Iron is an important mineral to produce hemoglobin--a protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen to the cells in the body--and myoglobin, which is a protein that carries oxygen to cells in the muscles. Ferritin levels help a doctor identify whether a patient’s iron levels are where they need to be. 

  • CMP

    A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) includes levels of glucose, calcium, sodium, potassium, carbon dioxide, chlorine, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, albumin, total protein, alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), albumin, and bilirubin. Testing these analytes can provide insight into potential disorders or diseases and serves as a window into the overall health of a patient. 

  • Hemoglobin A1C

    Hemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells, which blood sugar can bind to for the lifespan of a red blood cell. Because red blood cells generally live for three months, a hemoglobin A1C test gives an overview of blood sugar levels for the past three months. 

Cost of labs if purchased separately: $215.00 Cost of panel: $159.00

As with all businesses, prices are subject to change.

Similar Labs that May Identify Causes of Fatigue

While the Fatigue Panel includes a broad overview that can help narrow down the causes of fatigue, there are more specific panels that may prove helpful for patients looking to hone in on known causes of fatigue. These include: 
Thyroid Panel: Thyroid function issues are extremely common, and both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism symptoms include fatigue. This panel includes just TSH and T4 testing. 
Anemia Panel: Anemia symptoms include fatigue as well; the Anemia panel does not include TSH, the CMP, or hemoglobin A1C, replacing those tests with iron & TIBC, vitamin B12, folate, and reticulocyte count. 
At Cache Valley Labs Direct, we value our patients. Our business model is designed to best serve our patients and allow them to take more control of their health. We operate as a private health lab, meaning we welcome but do not require a doctor’s orders, and we circumvent the messiness and excessive costs of the health insurance industry. This gives us the flexibility to provide faster turnaround times with transparent and affordable pricing. 
Over 70% of medical decisions are made on evidence provided by lab testing, and we believe that patients should be able to access this information regarding their own health regardless of insurance status. Fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (435) 213-3023 for more information or to schedule an appointment today!