“Hi! Want to go do something later?”
“No, I’m just too… tired.”
Have you had a conversation like this?
With hectic schedules and full calendars, it’s easy to get worn out!
Most people can unwind and rest watching a movie or cancelling an appointment. No amount of rest can bring energy to others, and this is a sign of fatigue.
Tests to identify fatigue
Fatigue stems from a number of sources, aqnd low energy and weakness are nothing to ignore.
It’s important to work with your doctor to understand the reasons behind your symptoms. They are likely to required lab test results. Some we offer that can get you started include:
Your doctor can review your results with you and determine if more testing is needed.
Common Fatigue Panel of Lab Tests
The following tests are commonly run if you’re experiencing fatigue and need a starting place:
- Iron + Total Iron Binding Capacity (Fe + TIBC)
- Urinalysis, Complete With Microscopic Examination
- TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
- CBC, Complete Blood Count with Differential/Platelet Count
- Mononucleosis Test, Qual
- Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Acute Infection Antibodies
- Lyme Disease Antibodies, Total Immunoglobulins
- CMP14, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
If you need an easy-to-find location at a lower cost than you’ll get at the hospital, give us a call.