• PACKAGE FOR RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

  • PACKAGE FOR RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

  • PACKAGE FOR RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

  • PACKAGE FOR RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

  • PACKAGE FOR RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

  • PACKAGE FOR RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

  • PACKAGE FOR RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

  • PACKAGE FOR RECREATIONAL ATHLETES

LABORATORY ANALYSIS

The package for people with active lifestyle consists of tests that provide information about the general condition of and the impact of exercise upon the body. Blood test of an active person includes general indicators and some additional specific laboratory tests reflecting the functioning of organs and tissues.


- Haemogram with 5-part differential leukocyte count, i.e. white blood count

General overview of current health condition

Indicates the status of the immune system

Indicates the oxygen transportation capacity

Indicates the fluid balance in the body


- Cholesterol

Assessment of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease risk


- HDL cholesterol

Assessment of cardiovascular disease risk


- Glucose (blood sugar)

Primary energy source of the body

Important metabolism regulator

High values may be indication of diabetes

Low values may occur if the amount of carbohydrates obtained from food is not sufficient considering the volume of exercise


- Calcium Ca

One of the most important minerals in the body

Elevated level indicates release of calcium from bones that may lead to osteoporosis

Levels below norm may indicate D vitamin deficiency

Low calcium level in blood may cause muscle cramps


- Magnesium Mg

Involved in carbohydrate metabolism, protein synthesis, and functioning of muscles and nerves

Magnesium deficiency causes muscle weakness and proconvulsiveness


- Urea

End product of protein metabolism

Reflects the volume of protein metabolism in the body

May indicate that exercise has severely damaged the muscles

May indicate renal dysfunction


- Creatinine

End product of muscle metabolism

Volume depends on the volume of muscle mass

Helps to evaluate the performance of kidneys


- Alaniin aminotransferaas alat

Primarily an indicator of liver cell damage

May also indicate disorders of skeletal muscle

Elevated values may occur also after injuries and in case of strenuous exercise


- Alanine aminotransferase alat

Indicates muscle tissue damage

Moderate increase may indicate skeletal muscle disease

Moderate increase may occur also after injuries and in case of strenuous exercise

Concentration in blood increases also upon liver damage


- Ferritin

NIndicates iron reserves of the body

Low values indicate iron deficiency

Inflammatory process may hinder detection of iron deficiency

High values indicate excessive iron


- High-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)

A sensitive risk marker of inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases

Simultaneous inflammatory diseases must be eliminated before assessment of cardiovascular disease risk


- Creatinine kinase

Intracellular enzyme that is present in all muscles

Used in monitoring recovery after physical activity and exercise

Elevated values may occur due to eccentric exercise or injuries


- Urine stripe test

Indicates the cleaning ability of the kidneys to remove metabolic waste products

Clinical tests

- EKG cardiac stress test (veloergometry);

- Spirometry (testing of lung function);

- Measuring blood pressure;

- Anthropometry (height, weight and waist measuring).

SPECIALIST CONSULTATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS

Physiotherapist consultation with myometry (muscle stress measuring)

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