The condition of the hair says a surprising amount about human health. The LOUNA’s Blood Values that Affect Hair Loss test package is designed for anyone worried about widespread hair thinning or balding. The package helps you ascertain whether it is a normal change or something related to your life situation or an illness.
LOUNA’s Blood Values that Affect Hair Loss package reveals whether you have a systemic disease that causes widespread hair loss. The package helps you discover whether you need to see a doctor, or if the cause is something else. In most cases, there is no illness, but hair loss is instead caused by a natural variation in the growth phase of the hair, or the hair loss is due to age. Natural hair loss can start as early as in your twenties.
Systemic diseases that cause hair loss include inflammation, anaemia, and hyperthyroidism. The hair loss test package includes a complete blood count (including 6 examinations), a thyroid test, and a sedimentation rate that measures inflammation.
In addition to illnesses and age, hair loss can be caused by childbirth, stress, hair treatments, and certain medicinal products. Your sex determines where and how you lose hair. More pronounced baldness is more typical for men, and more even hair thinning is more typical for women. If the hair loss generates bald spots, this might be caused by a localised disease, which might not be revealed by laboratory tests.
The LOUNA Blood Values that Affect Hair Loss package is ideal for examining widespread hair thinning as both one-off and regular monitoring.
Red blood cell count
The number of red blood cells (B-Eryt)
Basic blood count and thrombocytes
The average amount of hemoglobin in red blood cells
Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) measures the amount of oxygen-delivering haemoglobin in the red blood cells. MCH is part of the Complete blood count and Basic blood count.
Avarage hemoglobin concentration in red blood cells
Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration E-MCHC. MCHC is part of the Complete blood count and Basic blood count.
Medium erythrocyte volume
Mean corpuscular volume (E-MCV). MCV is part of the Complete blood count and Basic blood count.
Inflammation and infections
Fasting is not required
This examination does not require fasting