Feeling full after a meal? That’s your leptin at work. The fatty adipose tissues in the body produce this hormone, so you don’t take in excess calories and gain weight. Leptin levels are also affected by your weight; when you have more body fat, you produce more leptin, and your levels decrease if you don’t have a lot of body fat. Obesity also raises your risk of resistance, where your brain stops responding properly to leptin’s cues. And high leptin may also be a sign of other medical conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases, depression, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
The leptin test tells you how much of this hormone your body is producing.
If you have been diagnosed with obesity or you want to get a blood workup done before embarking on a weight loss regimen, then a leptin hormone test may be just right for you. You may also want to order other tests at the same time for a more complete picture of your overall health. This can include a lipid profile, thyroid panel, and glucose or insulin tests, among others.
No special preparation is required for the blood draw.
The normal range for leptin lab test results varies depending on your gender and body mass index (BMI). If you want to learn more about what your results mean for your health, Personalabs can help. We schedule telehealth visits for you with our board-certified doctors so you can get recommendations and develop your healthcare plan moving forward.
Don’t want to wait to get a leptin level test? With Personalabs, you don’t have to. We have an online store with 400-plus selections to choose from and a streamlined process that makes ordering health tests easier than ever:
Step 1: Find the test you want, purchase, and download the accompanying lab order. (Your doctor’s pre-approval isn’t necessary, depending on the state where you live.)
Step 2: Go to our lab locator and make an appointment for your blood testing. We partner with two leading laboratory companies, Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, so you can choose from 4,000 lab locations across the country.
Step 3: Bring the test order to the lab for your blood draw appointment and complete your testing.
Step 4: Check your secure Personalabs account within 2 to 10 business days to see your test results. (And don’t worry if you need the results sooner; contact us and we will reach out to the lab to help you.)
Don’t wait any longer to be proactive and preventive in meeting your healthcare goals. We want you to feel your best, so we make our tests, and the information they provide, as accessible as possible. See why so many people trust Personalabs as their partner in good health. Shop our selection of tests today.
Order Your Test
Create an account, choose your tests, checkout securely, generate your lab order
Generate & Print Out Lab Order
Our physician network will approve your order within 2-4hrs.
Visit the Lab
The test price decides which lab you will visit: Quest or Labcorp. Find a location in your area.