Keto diet blood test

Markers: Lipidenpakket, Glucose, HbA1c

What is a keto diet?

A ketogenic diet is a diet in which you eat extremely few carbohydrates and extremely high fats. Where it The body normally uses sugar as fuel, it now uses ketones. These are created when burning fatty acids and are produced in your liver from acetyl-CoA accumulation, which ultimately causes more fat burning. A keto diet is used for various reasons, including losing weight and as a treatment for medical conditions such as epilepsy. Because certain nutrients are eaten less or more, this can have consequences for various physical processes.

What do we determine when keto diet blood test?

This determination measures the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. When it is (slightly) elevated, there is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This is because cholesterol accumulates and adheres to the vessels. This causes vasoconstriction. The blood experiences more resistance and ultimately less oxygen reaches the end organ. The result is death of that organ. This often happens to the heart, then we call it a heart attack. In the brain, we call it a stroke. Eating a lot of fats can have an effect on your cholesterol.

HDL (high density lipoprotein) is also called ' called good cholesterol. This is because HDL picks up cholesterol from your blood vessels and returns it to the liver. Higher values indicate a healthy cardiovascular system. When you eat more saturated fats and proteins and fewer carbohydrates, your HDL value can increase.

LDL (low density lipoprotein) is the 'bad' cholesterol, because it brings cholesterol to your cells and often leaves it behind in your arteries. The latter happens in combination with other damage due to the presence of high blood sugar or oxidation. A diet high in carbohydrates and processed foods can lead to this. Eating a lot of unhealthy fats (fast food) can also lead to more LDL cholesterol. This also occurs for some as a result of a keto diet. Because they only consume fats, they will switch to fast food more often. This contains processed fats. This can cause heart disease.

Triglycerides is the chemical name for what we usually call fats. Triglycerides are made up of fatty acids and glycerol. A type of fat in the body that can be stored or used for energy. High values mean that the body does not use these fats as fuel. For the best health, it is therefore important that the triglycerides are within normal values. Many people who eat low-carb have low triglycerides.

This determination measures how much glucose you have in your blood. Glucose is a sugar molecule and is used by many body cells for energy. A keto diet can improve blood sugar levels because you eat fewer carbohydrates. Eating carbohydrates can adjust blood sugar levels, which in high numbers causes blood sugar peaks.

Hemoglobin A1c is a connection between glucose and hemoglobin. How much this is depends on the amount of glucose in your blood. HbA1c shows your average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months. It is about 2 to 3 months, because that is how long a red blood cell lives. When the HbA1c value is elevated, it can be a sign of diabetes.

Fasting testing?

You must be fasting for the keto diet blood test.

How does it work?

Professional testing

Self-tests do not always provide reliable and consistent results. That's why Labplusarts chooses to have the tests professionally administered at a testing location. We have made this process as simple as possible for you.

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    Find the test that suits you

    Information on various health topics and a clear overview of our extensive test offerings. Through the website, you can easily determine which test may be relevant for you. Do you need assistance in making a choice or would you like to customize your own package? Feel free to contact us.

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    Choose a testing location

    We conduct tests at 350+ locations across the Netherlands, ensuring there is always a location near you. During the ordering process, you can easily select your preferred testing location, and after payment, you can schedule an appointment. Choose where and when it suits you.

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    Get tested

    During your appointment, one of our medical professionals will collect your sample. Subsequently, your sample will be examined in the laboratory.

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    Truly reliable results with understandable explanations

    Because your sample is taken professionally, the results are consistent. Your test results are evaluated by one of our own doctors and accompanied by thorough advice. We believe it's important that you understand what the results mean for you. We ensure this by providing explanations about the test and the significance of your values.

There is always a location near you

When to choose the keto diet blood test?

It is wise to do this blood test when:
  • You want to know the effect of a keto diet before and after
  • You want to have an impression of the health of your cardiovascular system
  • You want to get your cholesterol levels in order
  • You want to monitor your keto diet adjustments quantitatively
  • You want to know whether you have diabetes or your diabetes has improved through a keto diet

Why blood tests for a keto diet diet?

There may be various risks associated with the keto diet, such as increased cholesterol. It is therefore wise to regularly check your health. This way you can, if necessary, intervene in time and adjust your diet.
The accuracy of the test for Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek is conducted through ISO-certified laboratories. The accuracy of a test method is expressed in terms of specificity and sensitivity. However, the most important aspect is that the results are interpreted and accepted among general practitioners and hospitals. This is the case with our venous samples. Mutual acceptance may not always be present due to potentially reduced reliability with a capillary sample.
Most tests generally take 24-48 hours. Tests that go through an LC-MS method generally take longer, think about an average of 3-7 working days. Additionally, it also depends on the location. Some locations do the analysis themselves and others outsource it to another lab.
Interpreting the results of Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek is not always easy and should be seen in the broader picture, along with anamnesis and physical examination. In the doctor's advice section, the query in which you can already outline your complaints is taken into account, otherwise, the results are interpreted in conjunction with the other results. If necessary, the doctor can call to ask about physical abnormalities. You don't have to interpret the results yourself because there is always advice and explanation from the doctor.
If the results of the test for Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek are clinically significantly abnormal, the doctor will contact you by phone. If you are not reachable, you will receive an email. This includes advice and an explanation of the abnormal results and what you can do about them. If you need a prescription or referral, we can help with that.
The costs of Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek can be found on the product page. Depending on your insurance and additional packages, you may be reimbursed for these costs for Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek. For example, tests for IVF treatment are often reimbursed. After your order, you will receive an invoice that you can submit to your insurance.
The ordering process is easy. You can add a Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek test or the tests you want to your shopping cart. In step two, you fill in your details and pay. Then you will receive an email confirmation and you can go to a collection location. After you have been there, you will receive the results of the Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek test in your Portal.
We are certified-ready according to the NEN 7510 and 7512 standards for secure data transfer in healthcare. The Portal is secured with two-factor authentication. Your data is also encrypted. We do not send the results of Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek to third parties without permission, not even to your general practitioner without your consent.
The blood test for Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek must take place at one of the collection locations we provide. At certain locations, it is possible for a phlebotomist to come to you. You can indicate this during checkout. An appointment will then be made as soon as possible to come to your home.
Yes, fasting is required for a Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek test
You can easily make an appointment for Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek blood test after your order in your Portal. You can visit almost daily in all major cities in the Netherlands. In smaller cities, you can visit on certain days. At certain locations, it is also possible to visit on weekends.
An interpretation by a doctor or an explanation is included in the Keto-dieet bloedonderzoek test. The explanation takes into account the query that you can specify in your Portal after ordering.
For blood tests, we always use venous sampling. This is the gold standard for blood collection. Over-the-counter tests, such as a finger prick test, use the capillary route for blood collection. These do not always give the same results and the accuracy depends on how, where, and with which technique the collection is done. The advantage, of course, is that the test is easier and less painful to take.
You can always pay with iDeal and credit card (VISA, Mastercard, and Amex). This also includes Apple Pay. The phlebotomists at the collection location cannot accept cash payments.
The results of Labplusarts can be shared with your general practitioner at your request. However, you can also easily arrange this yourself by downloading the result in PDF format. Because we use comparable test methods as the general practitioner, the results are interchangeable and comparable so that comparisons can be made well.

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