What is a Metabolism Blood Test?
Metabolism is the process within your body that converts food to energy. Your metabolism influences your energy levels, weight, body composition, and even mood.
This panel includes the following tests:
- Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Testosterone Level
- Cortisol Test
The primary indicator of thyroid health, which is TSH, can strongly influence metabolism. In addition to TSH, two additional hormones that are primary influences on body composition, physical performance, and other functions are measured, which are, Testosterone and Cotisol. Testosterone influences muscle production and athletic performance and Cortisol is the primary stress hormone and promotes fat storage, mobilization of blood sugar, muscle breakdown, and other potentially detrimental effects.
Who should get this test?
Metabolism Blood test is being done if you are concerned about the following:
- your metabolism
- your energy levels
- you are experiencing unexpected weight loss or weight gain.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.