Dementia Blood Panel
Test Code: 005009, 322000, 000620, 001503, 006627, 005215
Specimen Type: Blood
Dementia Blood Panel (Labcorp)
Dementia is a general term for conditions that cause loss of memory, and difficulty with cognitive function. The most common form of Dementia is Alzheimer's Disease, a neurological brain disorder. Common symptoms of dementia can include difficulty remembering, confusion, loss of direction, poor judgment, difficulty handling everyday responsibilities, and trouble expressing your thoughts. The process of diagnosing dementia and finding its cause can require multiple types of testing and examinations. Typically, one of the first steps is a series of blood tests to help rule out other conditions that may cause similar signs or symptoms.
This package includes a number of tests that may provide useful information for a person to discuss with their doctor.
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): Anemia caused by a low red blood cell count can affect cognitive function. So can some types of infections.
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP): Chronic high blood sugar and electrolyte balance can cause deficits in memory and attention as well as slow cognitive function.
- Thyroid Panel with TSH: Thyroid disorders can sometimes cause memory problems, depression, and difficulty concentrating.
- Vitamin B12: B12 deficiency has been shown to cause cognitive and memory impairment.
- C-Reactive Protein & Sedimentation Rate (ESR): Inflammation can have a negative effect on cognition and can be a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's.
This testing package is not intended to diagnose dementia or Alzheimers. Any irregular results from these tests should be followed up with your doctor.
The typical turnaround for test results is 2-3 business days.
Where can I find a Dementia blood test near me?
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Fasting for 9-12 hours is recommended.
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
To avoid processing delays, it is recommended not to collect the sample for this test on a Friday or the day before a holiday.
This package includes:
CBC with Differential Complete Blood Count, CBC with Diff and Platelet, Hemogram
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel CMP, Chem Panel 14
C-Reactive Protein, Quantitative CRP
Sedimentation Rate, Modified Westergren ESR, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Sed Rate
Thyroid Basic Panel with TSH T4, T3 uptake, Free Thyroxine Index and TSH
Vitamin B12 B12, Cobalamin, True