Our Diagnostic Tests

At the Baucom Institute we want to be thorough, so we go to great lengths to assure that our initial panel of diagnostic tests is complete and take into account the medical history and concerns of the patient. We have a core set of diagnostic laboratory tests that are necessary for every patient to include:

  • An initial comprehensive panel
  • Chemistry panel with cholesterol
  • Complete blood count
  • Cortisol, serum, am
  • CRP, high sensitivity
  • DHEA-sulphate
  • Estradiol, serum
  • Free T3, non-dialysis
  • Free T4, non-dialysis
  • FSH
  • Hemoglobin a1c
  • Homocysteine
  • IGF binding protein-3
  • IGF-1 (somatomedin-c)
  • Insulin, fasting, serum
  • Luteinizing hormone
  • Magnesium, serum
  • PSA (for men)
  • Progesterone (for women)
  • Sex hormone binding globulin
  • Testosterone, total and free
  • TSH, high sensitivity
  • Urinalysis
  • Vitamin and mineral assessment

In addition to the above, additional tests are included based upon the patientís medical history and concerns. Our diagnostic tests are not restricted to blood drawn tests, but may also include saliva tests, ultrasounds, x-rays, and even in some cases invasive tests. The Baucom physician will make the final determination of initial diagnostic tests after consultation with the patient and review of the medical history.

Interpreting Test Results

Equally as important in knowing what test to perform is knowing how to precisely interpret and use the test results. The field of age management medicine is an emerging field. The most demanding part of this emerging field of medicine is the highly specialized area of hormone replacement therapy and regenerative medicine. This is where the Baucom Instituteís extensive board certified OB/GYN experience is invaluable. Translating diagnostic test results into a prescribed age management treatment plan designed to achieve vitality and youthful exuberance requires an intimate knowledge of hormonal medicine, nutraceutical medicine, molecular biology and physiological biochemistry.