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Blood Tests: The Difference

 

 “If my blood tests are ‘normal’ WHY do I still not feel my best?”

First, most blood tests only measure 25-35 separate values, while our test measures 55 different values. Secondly, most blood tests are compared to “normal ranges” via your results report. If you are within the “normal range” you will most likely be told you are normal, which can be confused with being healthy. It does not necessarily mean you are healthy, as many people incorrectly believe.

Why Not? The problem lies in how “normal ranges” are determined.

“Normal ranges” are determined by taking approximately 100 to 200 people who tested recently with a particular lab (yes, they are determined by each individual lab and not a centralized agency). These results are then averaged – this is the middle of the “normal range.” The high and low sides of the “normal range will be two standard deviations from the average.

Unfortunately, these test results come from blood drawn mostly from people who are already having health concerns.

Does it make sense to compare your blood test results to averages taken from people who were already experiencing a symptom? No. That is why testing for “normal” is not good enough.

Our Tests are based on healthy ranges. Healthy ranges are not based on an average but instead on precise calculations and tighter standards.

We compare you to healthy, not normal.