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Athlete blood test – What and where to check in USA ?

How long has it been since you had a blood test?
How long has it been? It’s a pity because a biological check-up can reveal many things and above all allow us to effectively treat many pathologies linked to running such as aches, tendonitis and even a bad rhythm in endurance…

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we always tend to consider the place of pain as the place of the lesion, which is not always the case… And sometimes this leads to ineffective treatments, delays in the application of the right therapeutics, or even aggravation of pathologies by misdirection of a self-therapeutic.

This is why we have already advised not to hesitate to have a correct diagnosis established at the right time, or to confirm the one we think is right, instead of perpetuating or repeating blind therapeutics.

In the same vein, many athletes tend, when faced with pain, inflammation, pathology that appears to be physical or mechanical, to attribute it to the skeleton and to it alone… This may seem logical, but here again, especially in the presence of a dragging, recurrent or recurring phenomenon, one must bear in mind that the place of sensation is sometimes only a fixation zone, and the gesture or competition incriminated as the “cause” is in reality only a simple triggering factor!

In other words, any pathological phenomenon must, at a certain moment of abnormal evolution, lead to the consultation of a doctor qualified in biology and sports medicine, and I recognize that the physiotherapic/osteopathic environment also has its role to play in these cases, knowing how to orient the patient in time in this direction, without obstinately carrying out manipulations or physiotherapies that are not decisive…

What do I need to check when I am an athlete?

The reason often given by reluctant patients is: “but what more is the doctor going to do to me?” Before thinking about the therapy, and if possible the appropriate and effective one, it is necessary to establish a diagnosis that often goes beyond the skeleton itself.

As an example, abnormally more frequent, longer-lasting muscle pain is not to be blindly blamed on a change in training or a temporary physical overload: a thousand reasons can always be found, a sporting variant of the ostrich policy. A CRP (C-reactive protein) blood test and a simple evaluation of the Sedimentation Rate can suggest an inflammation that can have much more important consequences than a simple “aching” pain…

Another frequent case is the multiplication of tendinitis… Here too, it is very easy to find mechanical causes, but there comes a time when it may be necessary to analyze the state of “acidification” of the internal environment. A simple evaluation of the level of uric acid could put an end to this phenomenon by directing a specific diet aimed at reducing or eliminating certain dietary proteins.

In bulk, we can also mention the disorders detected by cholesterol/triglyceride measurements, particularly in sportswomen absorbing estro-progestogens… Iron measurements (anaemia, endurance problems), specific enzymes (transaminases, CPK …), and other enzymes (transaminases, CPK …) can also be used to determine the level of acidification of the internal environment: excessive physical overwork), magnesium (cramps, recovery problems), liver serology (problems after competitions abroad), cortisol (stress not well tolerated), potassium (heart rate), sodium (renal elimination function).

Some doctors also recommend a consultation with a general check-up. Not to mention the rather frequent screening for pathologies that are sometimes unsuspected, or the direction of investigations towards more targeted examinations.

In conclusion, the osteopath who writes clearly specifies that it is not a question of systematically or excessively medicalizing the athlete, but of considering that he sends quite regularly to a medical correspondent each patient who seems to him to be beyond a simple pathology not or more than manual or physical therapy. Let’s think about our technical control !!…

Where can I do an athlete blood test in USA?

There are many labs throughout the United States and you can easily find one near you at HEALTHLABS.COM/FIND-LABS

You can book many tests on their website as well here HEALTHLABS.COM/SPORTS-TESTING

Various testing options for athletes who participate in combative sports, MMA, boxing, fighting, kickboxing, etc., or are undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or who train outdoors especially in wooded areas.

MMA Fighter Blood Test: HIV, Hepatitis B&C 

Blood test trio panel for combative athletes​ who participate in MMA, boxing, fighting, kickboxing, etc.

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Creatine Kinase (CK), Total

This blood test measures levels of creatine kinase to help determine if muscle damage, including heart muscle damage, has occurred.

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C-Reactive Protein (CRP), High Sensitivity

This blood test measures levels of CRP to evaluate the risk of cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease.

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Sports Steroid Panel

Test for 45 commonly banned substances in sports including: Anabolic & Androgenic Steroids used to build lean muscle and help athletes reduce recovery time.

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Testosterone Maintenance / Therapy Panel

Testosterone Maintenance Therapy Panel evaluates important blood levels that can be affected during Testosterone Replacement Therapy TRT or supplementation.

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Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test

This test measures the amount of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) in the blood.

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FSH Test (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone) & Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

​Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) test measure levels of these two hormones in the blood.

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