Health Values of a Vegetarian and Vegan
The LOUNA Health Values of a Vegetarian and Vegan package has been designed for those following a vegetable-rich or vegan diet. It is important to pay attention to an adequate intake of vitamins and proteins in all diets. For example, vitamin deficiencies may cause symptoms such as fatigue or vertigo.
The Health Values of a Vegetarian and Vegan package provides you with extensive data on the versatility of your diet. The blood tests included in the package show whether you are getting the necessary amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, iron, and vitamins B12 and D. The package also includes a measurement of so-called storage iron (ferritin), CRP and TSH. The Health Counts of a Vegetarian and Vegan package helps you make the right choices in terms of your diet, and thereby helps you prevent potential health problems such as anaemia or cardiovascular diseases.
The Louna Health Values of a Vegetarian and Vegan package is ideal for both one-off and regular monitoring.
Red blood cell count
The number of red blood cells (B-Eryt)
The number of white blood cells (B-Leuk). B-Leuk is part of the Complete blood count and Basic blood count.
Basic blood count and thrombocytes
Basic blood count and thrombocytes provides an overview of red and white blood cells and platelets.
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.
Folate affects the well-being of the brain and cells. Folate is water-soluble vitamin B9 that is obtained from food and produced by gut microbes.
Active vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is needed in the production of red blood cells and the functioning of the nervous system.
Vitamin D is essential to people. Almost all tissue needs it, in addition to which vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium and phosphate.
Inflammation and infections
CRP is short for C-reactive protein (S-CRP). In healthy individuals, the liver continuously produces small amounts of CRP. Its amount increases considerably in connection with infections, inflammation, and tissue damage in the body.
Heart and blood vessels
Cholesterol is a lipid that, being insoluble in water, is transported in the bloodstream in ball-like lipoproteins made up of transport proteins and lipids.
Thyrotropin is a hormone regulating the functions of the thyroid. The test is performed when a thyroid disorder is suspected.
Fasting is required
Paastoa vaativissa tutkimuksissa tulee olla syömättä ja juomatta 10–12 tuntia ennen verikoetta. Tarvittaessa tuona aikana voi juoda lasin vettä.
Paastoverikokeet suosittelemme otettavaksi kello 8–10 välisenä aikana. Lue muista suosituksista täältä.
Diabeetikot noudattavat lääkäriltä saamaansa ohjeistusta paaston suhteen.