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Sep 25

#BloodTestingDrive Sign Up for Low Carb Houston

At the upcoming conference, Low Carb Houston, on October 24-26th we’ll be hosting a blood testing drive where anyone can get their blood taken right there on site for a comprehensive set of tests:

  • C-Peptide
  • CBC With Differential/Platelet
  • Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)
  • Fatty Acids, Free (Nonesterified)
  • Ferritin, Serum
  • GGT
  • Glucagon
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • High sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP)
  • Insulin
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

We’ve managed to negotiate a bulk rate price of $297 per person and the results will be analyzed at Labcorp to be returned in one to two weeks from the blood draw.

Click here to sign up: HoustonBloodDraw.com

Consider Helping Us Grow the Data Pool

While we are excited to provide these services for those who can’t easily get these tests done, a major motivator for this drive is getting more data for the benefit of the community, which is why you are given the option to provide your anonymized results to our pool, which we hope you’ll take. If you follow my work, you know how important I consider open source data for the advancement of science (this is especially important for the LC community). But, again, it’s your option either way and we appreciate the consideration.

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Laurie A Woodhead
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Laurie A Woodhead

I signed up for the blood draw – question though – do I have to sign up and attend the conference in order to do the blood work? Thanks

Siobhan Huggins
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Yes, the blood draw is actually onsite at the conference!

Jake
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Jake

This is wonderful. It’s nice to see a list of recommended tests for those of us interested in digging into the the finer points. I can’t attend but I’m guessing that these are available through LabCorp also (?). Would you please consider making a post with a list each of basic tests, intermediate tests, and super dork tests? And maybe a blurb about each test and it’s potential usefullness. One final question – what would be a approximate non-bulk rate of getting this full battery run? Thanks!

Siobhan Huggins
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What you’re already asking for already exists via this post! All are available through labcorp. 🙂

Bill Hare
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Bill Hare

Beautiful. Thanks much for the great info. I use direct labs and order my tests when they have frequent 20%-off specials.

Karen Soane
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Karen Soane

Thank you for sharing this information. I didn’t know about the occasional discount through direct labs. I’m due for blood work and hadn’t decided where to go yet.

Peter
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Peter

I’m a lean mass hyper-responder and I’ve had comprehensive lipid panel. How can I contribute my data?

Siobhan Huggins
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Yes you can! You can either comment and provide the numbers in text, or you can attach a file (e.g. spreadsheet or PDF) with the info. This way it would be added to our pool of data on the site. For the PDF or spreadsheet just make sure you remove any identifying information for yourself or your doctor since comments are public.

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[…] of note will be our Blood Testing Drive, which will hopefully yield a lot of excellent data for both the participants and our data […]

Kelly
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I feel like I am missing something obvious but when I click the HoustonBloodDraw link it takes me to the main LowCarbHouston conference page and from there I am not seeing where to sign up for this testing. (Note: Already have a ticket for the conference – can’t wait!) 🙂 -Kelly

Kelly
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Figured it out! I see if you click the link up higher in the first paragraph that says “blood testing drive” it takes you there.

Nick
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Nick

Hi Dave,

You write: “If you follow my work, you know how important I consider open source data for the advancement of science….”

This is GREAT! – one question:

WHERE on your site can the rest of us get access to the anonymised data you have been collecting for some years now?

I took a look round but have not seen it mentioned…?

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Nick

Siobhan Huggins
Admin

Hi Nick! Once we have enough data points from the collections, we’ll have a page up with it. This is to help make sure no one can be easily identified due to the small sample size. 🙂