Complete List of Recommended Labs and Blood work and its Relation to Adaptation
We are often asked 'what tests to get?'
As a qualified phlebotomist I'd say it's more important to consider if you have any symptoms. Remember once adapted you might have levels that are not what you are used to.
If you feel great and healthy then you probably don't need to get the tests.
But some people just want the numbers, so...
Here are some good tests to get for a benchmark
(Fast for 12 hours before the tests, no tea or coffee either)
C-peptide (good proxy for insulin)
LDL particle sizes / fractions are handy,
Creatinine (both these are higher than normal if you eat more protein than the average person).
Cystatin C is a better test for kidney than the normal tests
C REACTIVE PROTEIN (C-RP HS).
Other tests that are OK,