Paleo profile 

paleo profile test

Last Updated July 24th, 2021

What is the Paleo Profile?

The Paleo profile is a series of tests that helps in measuring and monitoring various lifestyle diseases which are mainly caused by our modern-day food habits. The Paleo Profile is classified into 4 groups with each consisting of multiple body checkups. The Paleo Profile groups are:

– Paleo Profile A
– Paleo Profile B
– Paleo Profile C
– Paleo Profile M
 

Why did my doctor recommend me to undergo the Paleo Profile tests?

Your doctor might recommend the Paleo Profile for several reasons.
 
– If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of diseases or disorders regarding the organs like kidneys, lungs, heart, liver etc, your doctor might suggest you undergo the Paleo Profile.

– When you are already following the Paleo diet, your doctor might recommend the Paleo Profile for screening the levels of various components in the body.

– If you are abruptly gaining weight and you want to lose weight your doctor might suggest you the Paleo Profile. The Paleo Profile will help him evaluate the causes of the increasing weight and accordingly can suggest further guidelines to be followed.

What are the tests which com under the Paleo Profile?


The Complete Hemogram
The tests which consist of the Complete Hemogram are as follows:
– LYMPHOCYTES – ABSOLUTE COUNT
– MONOCYTES – ABSOLUTE COUNT
– NEUTROPHILS – ABSOLUTE COUNT
-BASOPHILS – ABSOLUTE COUNT
– EOSINOPHILS – ABSOLUTE COUNT
– TOTAL LEUCOCYTES COUNT
– LYMPHOCYTE PERCENTAGE
– MEAN CORPUSCULAR HEMOGLOBIN(MCH)
– MEAN CORP.HEMO.CONC(MCHC)
– MEAN CORPUSCULAR VOLUME(MCV)
– MONOCYTES
– MEAN PLATELET VOLUME(MPV)
– NEUTROPHILS
– NUCLEATED RED BLOOD CELLS
– NUCLEATED RED BLOOD CELLS %
– PLATELETCRIT(PCT)
– HEMATOCRIT(PCV)
– PLATELET DISTRIBUTION WIDTH(PDW)
-PLATELET TO LARGE CELL RATIO(PLCR)
– PLATELET COUNT
-TOTAL RBC
– RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH (RDW-CV)
-RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH – SD(RDW-SD)
– IMMATURE GRANULOCYTES(IG)
-IMMATURE GRANULOCYTE PERCENTAGE(IG%)
– Hemoglobin
– BASOPHILS
– EOSINOPHILS
 
Complete Urine Analysis 
The tests which come under the Complete Urine Analysis are:
– SPECIFIC GRAVITY
– CRYSTALS
– EPITHELIAL CELLS
– URINARY GLUCOSE
– URINE KETONE
– URINARY LEUCOCYTES
– NITRITE
– PH
– URINARY PROTEIN
– APPEARANCE
– BACTERIA
– URINARY BILIRUBIN
– URINE BLOOD
– UROBILINOGEN
– BILE PIGMENT
– BILE SALT
– CASTS
– Color
 
Iron deficiency tests
The tests which come under the Iron Deficiency tests are:
– % TRANSFERRIN SATURATION
– IRON
– TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY (TIBC)
 
Diabetes tests
The tests under the Diabetes group are:
HbA1c
– AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE (ABG)
– FASTING BLOOD SUGAR
 
Lipid tests 
The tests which are conducted under the Lipid profile tests are:
– LDL CHOLESTEROL – DIRECT
– LDL / HDL RATIO
– NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL
– TRIGLYCERIDES
– TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIO
-VLDL CHOLESTEROL
– HDL CHOLESTEROL – DIRECT
– TOTAL CHOLESTEROL
 
Liver tests
The tests which are carried out in the liver are as follows:
GAMMA GLUTAMYL TRANSFERASE (GGT)
– PROTEIN – TOTAL
ALBUMIN – SERUM
– SERUM GLOBULIN
– ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (SGOT )
– ALANINE TRANSAMINASE (SGPT)
– SERUM ALB/GLOBULIN RATIO
– ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE
– BILIRUBIN -DIRECT
– BILIRUBIN (INDIRECT)
– BILIRUBIN – TOTAL
 
Metabolic test
There is one 1 test under this category i.e. the Magnesium test
 
Kidney tests
There are 8 tests under this category. The names are as follows:
CREATININE – SERUM
URI. ALBUMIN/CREATININE RATIO (UA/C)
URINARY MICROALBUMIN
CREATININE – URINE
BUN / Sr.CREATININE RATIO
BLOOD UREA NITROGEN (BUN)
CALCIUM
URIC ACID
 
 Thyroid test
Under the thyroid test, only the TSH(Thyroid  Stimulating Hormone) is measured and monitored.
 
Vitamin tests 
The tests which come under this category are:
– VITAMIN B-12
25-OH VITAMIN D (TOTAL)

What are the other tests which come under the Paleo Profile?

There are several other tests that are related to the Paleo Profile. The names of the tests are listed below:

– Arthritis Test
Cardiac Risk Markers 
– Pancreatic tests 
– Steroids
Toxic elements
Hypertension
– Electrolytes
– Other vitamins 

What are the preparations needed for the Paleo Profile tests?

– Fasting over a period of  8 hours to 12 hours is compulsory prior to the test.

– No new medications are administered or recommended before the test.

– All the old medications can be continued. Consult your doctor and inform him about all the medications that you had been taking and all the treatments that you had been undergoing. He might suggest you stop certain medications if required. Some medications can affect the test results so the doctor might ask you to stop certain medications.

What is the procedure for the Paleo Profile?

The blood test for the Paleo profile is done by collecting a sample of blood. The procedure of the collection and the storage of the blood is called venipuncture. Venipuncture is carried out with the process which is elaborated in the steps below:

-A tight elastic band or a tourniquet is tied or wrapped around the upper arm of an individual. As the veins become more prominent, a needle or syringe is used for the collection of the blood from the veins.

– The blood is drawn and collected into the tube of the syringe. The tourniquet is removed or unwrapped. An antiseptic is applied in the area around the puncture. Cleaning the area with an antiseptic helps in the further prevention of the infections.

– The spot of the puncture is dabbed with a cotton swab and a bandage is applied to it. This prevents any further bleeding. The collected sample of the blood is then sent to the laboratories for the paleo profile tests which are conducted on the blood.
 
For the urine test to be conducted, a sample of the urine has to be collected. The sample of the urine is collected over a period of 24 hours. The guidelines for the storage will be provided to you by the laboratory or the diagnostic center. The urine collection is done by the following steps:

– You will be given a container by the laboratory or the diagnostic center itself. Right in the morning, you have to clear your bladder by urinating. For the next 24 hours, you have to collect all the urine passed into the container which has been provided.

– The collected urine is then stored in a cool environment like in a refrigerator. Then the sample is sent for the Paleo Profile tests which are conducted on the urine.

What are the risks associated with the Paleo Profile tests?

The clotting of blood under the skin leading to the formation of lumps is one of the most common risks of the venipuncture process. This condition is called Haematoma. There are chances of bruising and bleeding. Some individuals feel lightheaded or dizzy after the sample of the blood has been collected. One can also experience pain if too many punctures have been made for finding the vein from where the blood has to be collected.

What is the price of the Paleo Profile test in India?

The price of the Paleo Profile in India starts from 1100INR. The cost of the tests varies across the country. The prices vary depending on the location, i.e., the city or the state the diagnostic centre or the laboratory is located in.

When will I get my results for the Paleo Profile?

You will get your results for the Paleo Profile within 24 hours to 36 hours after the tests are conducted.
 

How to understand my results for the Paleo Profile test?

Complete Hemogram components Clinical References
LYMPHOCYTES – ABSOLUTE COUNT 1,000 and 4,800 lymphocytes in 1 microliter (µL) of blood in adults. The normal range is between 3,000 and 9,500 lymphocytes in 1 µL of blood, in children.
MONOCYTES – ABSOLUTE COUNT 100-700 per mm3
BASOPHILS – ABSOLUTE COUNT 0 to 3 basophils in each microliter of blood
EOSINOPHILS – ABSOLUTE COUNT 30 and 350 per microliter of blood
TOTAL LEUCOCYTES COUNT < or = 11 x 109/L
LYMPHOCYTE PERCENTAGE 20% to 40%
MEAN CORPUSCULAR HEMOGLOBIN(MCH) 27 to 31 picograms/cell
MEAN CORP.HEMO.CONC(MCHC) 33.4–35.5 grams per deciliter (g/dL)
MEAN CORPUSCULAR VOLUME(MCV)
 
80 to 100 fL(femtolitre)
MONOCYTES800 per microliter
 
MEAN PLATELET VOLUME(MPV) 9.4–12.3 fL( equivalent to spheres 2.65 to 2.9 µm in diameter)
NEUTROPHILS 1.5 to 8.0 (1,500 to 8,000/mm3)
NUCLEATED RED BLOOD CELLS 500 nRBCs/mm3
NUCLEATED RED BLOOD CELLS % below 1.5%
PLATELETCRIT(PCT) 0.22 – 0.24 %
TOTAL RBC 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter (mcL), in men.
4.2 to 5.4 million mcL(in women)
4.0 to 5.5 million mcL(in children
HAEMOGLOBIN Male: 14-18 g/dL
Female: 12-16 g/dL
Pregnant female: >11 g/dL
Newborn: 14-24 g/d
Children: 9.5-14 g/dL 
BASOPHILS   <1% of your circulating white blood cells
EOSINOPHILS 0.0 to 6.0 percent of your blood(30 and 350 eosinophils/mm3)

Iron deficiency tests  Clinical references 
% TRANSFERRIN SATURATION 15–50% (males)
12–45% (females)
IRON 60–170 μg/dL (10–30 μmol/L)
TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY (TIBC) 240–450 μg/dL

Lipid Clinical references
LDL CHOLESTEROL – DIRECT <100 mg/dL
LDL / HDL RATIOThis depends on the levels of the LDL and the HDL
NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL <130 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or <3.37 millimoles per liter (mmol/L)
TRIGLYCERIDES < 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)
TC/ HDL CHOLESTEROL RATIO This depends on the levels of the TC(Total cholesterol) and the HDL
VLDL CHOLESTEROL 2 to 30 mg/dL (0.1 to 1.7 mmol/l)
HDL CHOLESTEROL – DIRECT 40 to 59 mg/dL
TOTAL CHOLESTEROL 100 – 129 mg/dL

Liver function TestsClinical range
GAMMA GLUTAMYL TRANSFERASE (GGT) 9–48 units per litre (U/L)
PROTEIN – TOTAL 6 – 8.3 grams per deciliter (g/dL)
ALBUMIN – SERUM 3.4 – 5.4 g/dL
SERUM GLOBULIN 2.0 – 3.5 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or 20 to 35 grams per liter (g/L)
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (SGOT ) 5 to 40 units per litre of serum
ALANINE TRANSAMINASE (SGPT) 7 to 56 units per litre of serum
SERUM ALB/GLOBULIN RATIO It depends on the levels of the globulin and the albumin in the serum
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE 44 to 147 international units per litre (IU/L) or 0.73 to 2.45 microkatal per litre (µkat/L)
BILIRUBIN -DIRECT 3.5 to 5 g/dL
BILIRUBIN (INDIRECT) 0.3–1.0 mg/dL
BILIRUBIN – TOTAL 0.1 to 1.2 mg/dL (1.71 to 20.5 µmol/L)

Renal/ Kidney Clinical range 
CREATININE – SERUM 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL)
0.5 to 1.1 milligrams per deciliter in adult females
URI. ALBUMIN/CREATININE RATIO (UA/C) The ratio depends on the levels of the urine albumin and creatinine 
URINARY MICROALBUMIN Less than 30 mg is normal
CREATININE – URINE 955 to 2,936 milligrams (mg) per 24 hours for males.  601 to 1,689 mg per 24 hours for females
BUN / Sr.CREATININE RATIO The ratio depends on the levels of the Blood Urea Nitrogen and serum Creatinine 

BLOOD UREA NITROGEN (BUN)
7 to 20 mg/dL (2.5 to 7.1 mmol/L) 
CALCIUM  
8.5 to 10.5 mg/dl (4.3 to 5.3 mEq/L or 2.2 to 2.7 mmol/L)
URIC ACID 2.4-6.0 mg/dL (female)
3.4-7.0 mg/dL (male)

Others Clinical ranges
Magnesium1.5-2.5 mEq/L
TSH0.5 – 3.0 mIU/L
Vitamin B12200-900 ng/ml
25- OH vitamin D total25-80 ng/ml

What does it mean if I have abnormal levels of the components which are tested?

If you have abnormal levels of various components which are tested under the Paleo profile, there can be various complications. You have to consult your doctor for further guidance.

Is the Paleo Profile recommended for pregnant women?

If a woman is following the Paleo diet during the gestational period, the health practitioner might suggest the Paleo Profile tests for diagnosis of the functioning of almost all the organs.

 

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