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Organization of LEF Blood Work

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 Posted 6/7/2013 5:49:20 PM
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I'm reviewing my LEF blood work from the last 3 years because I'm going to have this year's done in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for the great sale prices, LEF!

My question is for LEF Mission Control. I'm looking at the various categories of blood work results from the last 3 years and basically have to go to Wikipedia to look up what various metrics measure, to get a clue about what bodily function a set of letters correspond to.

Friends of mine get their blood work done through Wellness FX and their blood work is very rationally laid out in categories: Cardiovascular Health, Thryroid, etc. Could LEF do the same? 

LEF's bloodwork, under the sale prices, is a better value than Wellness FX's from what I can gather so I'd prefer to stay where I get my supplements, but there's some easy work that can be done to make the LEF work product more useful and digestible to end users.

I'm a pretty motivated user (49, in good health, but have had fiance, mother and others die young from disease) and I have to work pretty hard to extract understanding from results so I can then have an informed conversation with a health care professional. In other words, saying just call our 800 number would be an inadequate response.
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 Posted 6/9/2013 1:59:23 PM
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Welcome to the Forums, Atreides.

Are the Blood Test Categories listed on the right of this page http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Blood-Tests/Blood-Tests.htm what you are looking for?

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 Posted 6/10/2013 5:05:29 AM
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Thanks, but no it's not. I was talking about, actually recommending, how the results from tests could be better laid out so a reader/purchaser could more easily understand their results without needing another source like a website or an 800#. I usually get the Male Panel and some other ala carte tests. In the Male Panel results, there is a straight listing of various metrics. If they were grouped along the lines of Kidney Health, Liver Function, Heart Health etc, the results would be easier to relate to. This is what Wellness FX does.

LEF could improve the quality of the blood test results quite a bit by upgrading their templates.

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 Posted 6/10/2013 11:29:49 AM
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Your suggestion has been forwarded to Life Extension's Lab Director, who informed me that she will consider it.

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 Posted 6/19/2013 7:54:46 AM
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Good idea, Atreides.

One more suggestion: I'd like to see more post-test info, so I can better understand my results. I use labtestsonline.org but it's very conservative.  I trust LEF more and you excel at science-based disease prevention.

I've done professional writing and editing, and would be happy to help develop content from a user's point-of-view. It takes time, but it would serve more members in less time than talking to everyone on the phone. People might buy more tests or test more often with better post-test support. Of course, we need to discuss results with our doctors, but often they don't have an open mind and, when they do, I usually spend more time explaining to them than vice versa.

Thanks for listening!
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