“Hi! How are you doing?
“Busy… and tired.”
This is how many conversations start amongst family, friends and co-workers these days.
As busy Americans, we are often tired. We keep hectic schedules and full calendars. We are often worn out!
But for most of us, cancelling an appointment, sleeping in or lounging and watching a movie will help us get rested. For others, the tiredness won’t go away no matter how much you rest.
This could be a sign of fatigue.
What tests to run if you are having fatigue
There’s a number of reasons you could be experiencing fatigue, but the symptoms of low energy and weakness are nothing to ignore.
We encourage you to work with a medical professional to identify why you’re experiencing fatigue. They are likely to run several tests, some that may get you started include:
Your doctor can review your results with you and determine if more testing is needed.
Common Fatigue Panel of Lab Tests
The following tests are commonly run if you’re experiencing fatigue and need a starting place:
- Iron + Total Iron Binding Capacity (Fe + TIBC)
- Urinalysis, Complete With Microscopic Examination
- TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
- CBC, Complete Blood Count with Differential/Platelet Count
- Mononucleosis Test, Qual
- Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Acute Infection Antibodies
- Lyme Disease Antibodies, Total Immunoglobulins
- CMP14, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
If you need an easy-to-find location and lower-than-the-hospital lab test, give us a call.