Baseline Biomarkers

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Baseline Biomarkers


This test analyzes 38 basic blood chemistry components to give you insight into your blood cell count, cholesterol, sugar, liver and kidney function, vitamins, and hormones.  The biomarkers included are: 

Albumin, ALT (alanine aminotransferase), Alkaline phosphatase, AST (aspertate aminotransferase,) ApoB, Bilirubin, BUN/creatine, BUN, Calcium, carbon dioxide, CBC, chloride, total cholesterol, creatine kinase, cortisol, CRP, Estradiol, Ferritin, folic acid, glomelular filtration rate, glucose, HbA1c, HDL, Iron, Insulin, LDL, Lp(a), potassium, protein, Sodium, TSH, T3, T4, testosterone free and total, transferrin saturation, Triglycerides, vitamin D, vitamin B12

Information about the process and a sample report can be found here. 

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You must be 18 or older to order. Test requests for those under 18 years old requires a recommendation by a physician or other sports health professional first and require parental consent. You can learn more by calling 1-888-722-7053 or emailing  

All test requests are ordered by an independent physician. Genetic counselors are available if you have questions. You will receive a hard copy report through secure email from the lab 7-10 days after you submit your sample.  The pricing components of this test are $236.50 for the lab cost, and $163.50 for KDx fees. 


In New York and New Jersey, you will only be charged the KDx fee, and you will pay the lab directly by insurance or credit card when you get your blood drawn. In Maryland this test is offered through Metro Orthopedic & Sports Therapy (M.O.S.T.) and you must have a coupon code from M.O.S.T to order. You can learn more by calling us at 888-722-7053 or emailing  

1.     Albumin, Serum: Albumin is a form of protein produced in the liver and circulates in the blood to help maintain fluid balance in the body. It contains the nutrients and proteins required to clot blood properly in the case of bleeding. An Albumin test helps determine if you bodies liver is functioning properly.


2.     Alkaline Phosphatase, S:  Alkaline Phosphatase is an enzyme found in body tissues in the liver, bone, and kidneys. Elevated levels can be signs of liver or bone disorders.


3.     ALT (SGPT): Alanine aminotransferase is an enzyme found in the liver and kidney. In healthy individuals, ALT levels are low, but when the liver is damaged more ALT flows into the bloodstream.


4.     Apolipoprotein B: Apolipoprotein B is a protein that helps in the metabolism of lipids by combining with them to transport them through the blood stream. Increased levels of Apolipoprotein B are associated with those who have high cholesterol and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.


5.     AST (SGOT): Aspartate aminotransferase is an enzyme an enzyme most commonly found in the heart and liver. When liver or muscle cells are injured, AST is released into the blood. A damaged liver can increase AST levels so the test is used to help detect liver damage that may be due to diseases, drugs, or alcohol.


6.     Bilirubin, Total: Bilirubin is a waste product of the breakdown of heme, a component of hemoglobin. Testing bilirubin levels helps diagnose conditions such as liver disease, hemolytic anemia, and bile duct blocks.


7.     BUN*: The blood urea nitrogen or BUN test is primarily used to evaluate kidney function. Elevated blood urea nitrogen levels could indicate that the kidneys are not filtering waste as expected.


8.     BUN+Creatinine*: Creatinine is the waste product that comes from the muscles breaking down creatine. The creatinine blood test is ordered along with the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test to assess kidney function.


9.     C-Reactive Protein, Quantitative: C- Reactive protein (CRP) is a protein made by the liver and released into the blood after tissue injury, an infection, or other inflammation. The test is used to detect inflammation as levels of CRP increase when there is inflammation in the body.


10.  Calcium, Serum*: A total calcium level is often measured as part of a routine health screening. A blood calcium test may help screen for a range of conditions relating to the bones, heart, nerves, kidneys, and teeth.


11.  Carbon Dioxide, Total*: Carbon Dioxide is in the blood in the form of Bicarbonate. It is a negatively charged ion that is excreted and reabsorbed by the kidneys. The body uses it to maintain an acid-base balance. Imbalances of bicarbonate can be a sign of kidney disease, acidosis, or metabolic alkalosis.


12.  CBC/Diff: The complete blood count (CBC) with differential test for illnesses in the blood and can be an indicator of overall body health. The test provides information and measurements on the number and types of white blood cells, the number of red blood cells, the size of your red blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin, average red blood cell size, platelet count, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin.


13.  Chloride, Serum*: Chloride, a negatively charged ion, is an electrolyte that works with other electrolytes, like potassium and sodium, to regulate the amount of fluid in the body. Itis usually consumed into the body through food and table salt. Increased levels in the blood is linked with dehydration, weakness, or kidney disease.


14.  Cholesterol, Total*: Cholesterol is a waxy fat like substance found in the blood. It is important to make hormones, vitamin D, and to process some foods. Too much can lead to clogged arteries and heart disease.  In athletes, elevated cholesterol has been associated with other conditions such as inflammation and female athlete triad syndrome.


15.  Cortisol: Cortisol is a hormone that plays a part in the breaking down of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. It also works to help maintain blood pressure and regulate the body’s immune system. Cortisol testing is done to help diagnose Cushing syndrome, which can lead to weight gain and fatty deposits in the face and upper back area, and adrenal insufficiency.


16.  Creatine Kinase,Total, Serum*: CreatineKinase is an enzyme found in the heart, brain, and skeletal muscle. When muscle is damaged increased amounts ofCK is released into the blood. The test is used to detect inflammation of muscles or muscle damage.



17.  Estradiol: Estradiol (E2) is produced in the ovaries in women and in the testicles in men. It is a primary component in reproductive organ development and function in women and bone growth in both sexes. Abnormal levels can be associated with tumors in the ovaries, testicles, or adrenal glands or the dysfunction of these glands. 


18.  Ferritin, Serum: Ferritin is a protein found inside the cells that store iron. Measuring ferritin levels allows doctors to test measure the amount of iron in the blood. Iron is an essential component for red blood cell production.


19.  Folate (Folic Acid), Serum:Folate helps form red blood cells and produce DNA. Low levels of Folate in the blood indicates malnutrition and poor diet.


20.  Glomerular Filtration Rate, Estimated*: Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) testing measures kidney function by measuring the level of creatinine, a waste product that the kidneys filter, in the blood. In the kidney's glomeruli are tiny filters that remove waste from the blood, but allow important compounds like proteins and blood cells though. Measuring the waste in the blood through a GFR test indicates kidney health.


21.  Glucose, Serum*: This is a fasting glucose (sugar) test (fasting blood glucose, FBG) which measures the level of glucose in the blood after fasting for at least 8 hours. This is often part of routine health screening, and can help identify when the body may not be processing glucose as expected.


22.  HDL Cholesterol*: High- Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol is the"good" cholesterol, as it consists primarily of protein and a small amount of cholesterol. It carries excess cholesterol from tissues to the liver for disposal.  Low Levels of HDL Cholesterol shows a correlation with an increased risk of heart disease.


23.  Hemoglobin A1c: Hemoglobin is the protein containing iron that is found in all red blood cells. Hemoglobin allows the red blood cells to bind to oxygen in the lungs and transport it throughout the body. Testing for hemoglobin shows a correlation to red blood cell production in the body.


24.  Insulin: Insulin is a hormone that is important to the transportation and storage of glucose in the body. It is made and stored in the pancreas. Low levels of insulin are seen in diabetes and pancreatic disease cases, high levels are associated with obesity and Cushing syndrome.


25.  Iron, Serum: Iron is an essential part of life. It helps form red blood cells and is a critical component of hemoglobin, which helps bind oxygen in the lungs and circulates it to other areas of the body. Low levels of iron leads to chronic fatigue, weakness, and headaches.


26.  LDL Cholesterol (Direct)*: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), also known as the bad cholesterol,  testing is used to predict a persons risk for the development of heart disease. Maintaining healthy levels of lipids in the body is important, but excess cholesterol like LDL-C can lead to deposits on the walls of blood vessels that can lead to further complications as more builds up.


27.  Lipoprotein Lp(a): The Lipoprotein Lp(a)  the test measures Lp(a) in the blood in order to evaluate an individuals risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Lp(a) levels remain relatively consistent over a lifespan, so changes in Lp(a) levels are an indication of risks.


28.  Potassium, Serum*: Potassium is an electrolyte that is essential is cell metabolism and muscle function. Potassium works to regulate the amount of fluid in the body and simulates muscle contraction. These tests are ordered when evaluating high blood pressure and kidney disease.


29.  Protein, Total, Serum: The total protein test measures the amount of albumin and globulin in the blood. Albumin proteins keep fluid from leaking out of blood vessels and Globulin proteins play an important role in your immune system. Elevated levels can be signs of viral infections or bone marrow disorders. Low protein levels can indicate liver or kidney disorder, or malnutrition.


30.  Sodium, Serum*: Sodium is an electrolyte that is important to for nerve and muscle function. These tests are ordered in routine lab tests to determine electrolyte imbalance. An electrolyte imbalance can be associated with weakness, hyponatremia, and hypernatremia.


31.  Testosterone, Free: Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testicles in males and the adrenal glands. Testosterone stimulates male puberty and maintaining muscle mass. Testing for free testosterone represents the fraction that circulates the blood and is a good indicator of the bioactivity of testosterone.


32.  Thyroxine (T4): Thyroxine (T4) is a hormone produced by the thyroid and it plays an important role in growth and metabolism. Low T4 levels can indicate dietary issues like malnutrition, while high levels can indicate high protein levels in the blood.


33.  TransferrinSaturation:    This test is used in combination with other iron tests to evaluate iron metabolism, and can be useful for endurance athletes. It can assist in determining between anemia that is caused by iron deficiency or that associated with inflammation or chronic illness. 


34.  Triglycerides*: Triglycerides are a form of fat and a major source of energy for the body. However, levels that are too high are associated with a risk of developing heart disease. Elevated levels can be caused by smoking, inactivity, and high calorie diets.


35.  Triiodothyronine (T3) : Triidothyronine (T3) is a hormone produced by the thyroid. Low levels are associated with a slowed metabolism and can lead to weight gain, dry skin, and fatigue. Hi levels are associated with nervousness, weight loss, and shaky hands.


36.  TSH: The thyroid simulating hormone (TSH) is produced in the pituitary gland and it works with the thyroid gland to make and release thyroid hormones into the blood stream.  Abnormal levels link to a problem with the pituitary gland or thyroid gland. Signs of this can be seen in weakness, difficulty sleeping, dry skin, and menstrual irregularity in women.



37.  Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is an essential component of bodily health and is necessary for red blood cell formation, repairing tissues, DNA synthesis. It is not produced in the body and is only supplied through diet. B12 deficiency can be a sign of poor nutrition or of other issues blocking the body from properly absorbing B12 in the intestines.


38.  Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy: Vitamin D is a family of compounds that are essential for the formation and growth of teeth and bones. Two forms are found in the blood, 25-hydoxyvitamin D and 1,25dihydoxyvitamin D. Vitamin D can be absorbed by the sun or ingested through food. Testing vitamin D can help determine if bone related abnormalities are related to abnormal vitamin D levels.