The Purpose of a Vegan Blood Test
Vegetarian, and especially vegan, diets aren’t a passing fad. From 2004 to 2019 alone, there was a 300% increase in the number of people who called themselves vegan. (Vegans abstain from eating any animal meat or by-products, while vegetarians typically just avoid meat but will consume other foods such as eggs and cheese.) Vegan, vegetarian, and other plant-based diets are considered good for your health (and for the health of the planet, too), but you need to make sure that you are getting enough protein, vitamins, and other nutrients. This vegetarian blood test can support your lifestyle and catch imbalances at the earliest stages, so you can make the necessary changes to your diet.
What Does the Vegetarian Blood Test Measure?
This profile tests for standard blood chemistry, cholesterol levels, and other metabolic markers, including common vitamin deficiencies found in vegan and vegetarian diets. The vegan blood test panel includes the following:
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP 14) (10231)
Lipid Panel (7600)
Vitamin B12 and Folates (7065)
Vitamin D (25-hydroxy-vitamin D) (17306)
Lipid Panel (303756)
Vitamin B12 and Folates (000810)
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP 14) (322000)
CBC with Differential/Platelet Count (005009)
Who Should Take a Vegan Blood Test Panel?
It’s helpful to measure these markers after starting a vegan or vegetarian diet, and you can choose to continue monitoring them on a regular basis. While this lifestyle has many benefits, there are some risks to a plant-based diet, such as anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, or hormonal imbalance, if you’re not taking care to eat a rich variety of foods.
Vegan Blood Work Preparation
This blood test for vegans requires fasting from food or beverages other than water for 12 hours prior to giving your blood sample.
Blood Test for Vegans Results
Each marker measured in this panel will have its own normal range; some of those ranges may also be determined by your age or gender. A physician can help you look at your results and determine if you need to tweak your diet to address any irregular levels. We have a team of board-certified doctors who can consult with you and make recommendations; simply schedule a telehealth visit to review the test findings.
Where Can I Get a Vegan Blood Test Near Me?
If you want to use vegan blood work to support your wellness, purchase your vitamin and nutrition tests from Personalabs. You’ll get the ease and convenience of ordering your tests online at any time, so you can be proactive and in control of your health. Here’s how the process works:
Step 1: Shop the 400-plus health tests in our online store. (Depending on the state where you live, you may not need a doctor’s authorization before making your purchase.) The test comes with a lab order, which you’ll take to your testing appointment.
Step 2: Use the Personalabs location tool to find a Quest Diagnostics or Labcorp facility in your area. That’s also easy to do because you have access to more than 4,000 locations across the nation.
Step 3: Bring the test order with you when you go to the lab for your blood draw.
Step 4: Get your test findings in your secure Personalabs portal. These results typically are ready within 2 to 10 business days after your test date, but contact us to inquire about getting the results by a specific deadline; we’re happy to work with your lab to meet your request.
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