Medical Screening Tests – The Five Most Important For Antiaging and Wellness

Medical screening tests which can sometimes be done with home medical test kits, will alert you to potential health problems so they can be prevented. They can also tell you how well you are aging.

DNA testing which is done at a genetic testing lab, is somewhat outside the scope of this article, but in the future DNA testing may well become part of the standard list of screening tests as the use of a genetic testing lab becomes cheaper and more widespread.

Here are what I consider the five most important health screening tests, and the reasons you need them!

How I Chose Them....

Please understand that this ranking of the five most important medical tests is MY OPINION. I chose these based on their ability to detect the root causes of accelerated aging and chronic disease. Three of them can be administered by yourself at home.


Some people may well disagree with my choices of health screening tests and the rationale behind them.

Please keep this in mind, and never substitute the information you see on this website for the advice of a trained medical professional.

It is intended to make you think and expand your awareness of these health issues.

With that said, here are my top five medical screening tests in order from the most important to the least. Keep in mind though that every one of these health screening tests is important in its own right!

Home medical test kits are available for many medical screening tests now. Always follow up with your doctor to for further testing to pinpoint problems and recommend treatment options.

  • Blood Pressure – I put this as number one because it is a simple test you can administer to yourself at home. Elevated blood pressure can warn you of serious cardiovascular problems in time to seek medical help.

  • Homocysteine – elevated homocysteiene is silent and painless, but but can lead to:

    • heart disease
    • stroke
    • cancer
    • Alzheimer’s disease

    this test gives you advanced warning about life threatening health problems, so that you can make changes and head off serious illness.

  • C-Reactive Protein – This is the major inflammatory marker that indicates high levels of inflammation in your body. This is another case where elevated levels are not something you would feel. It takes a test to detect them. High levels of inflammation lead to chronic illness, so you need to get the levels of this marker down by lifestyle changes
  • Fasting Glucose – This is another health screening test that can be done by yourself at home. It is easy and convenient. Elevated fasting glucose is a significant cardiovascular disease risk, and for diabetics it is a must to monitor and control blood sugar levels. Since severe fluctuations can be deadly to a diabetic, this test is extremely important.
  • Blood Lipid Profile (also called cholesterol test) – This test also identifies heart disease risk. There are now low cost home medical test kits that allow you to test this at home. Any medical test that can be self administered at home so you don't have to wait until seeing a doctor is extremely valuable.

The Antiaging Connection

How are these medical screening tests related to antiaging? Remember that antiaging is really being proactive about


preserving your health. All of the chronic health problems mentioned above are related to the aging process. That is the risk of these problems increases with age.

These health screening tests in a sense, tell you how you are aging, and knowing the results can allow you to make lifestyle changes and adjustments that can prevent significant health problems from developing.

Other Important Medical Screening Tests

There are a number of other important tests, such as:

  • Chemistry panel
  • Hormone profile
  • PSA
  • Breast Thermography
  • Neurotransmitter balance

These tests are also very important, but they all require a visit to your doctor, so they may not pick up serious risks until your yearly physical.

Whenever possible you want the flexibility (with home medical test kits) to keep tabs on your body with testing you can do at any time, which will still be effective in identifying major health risks. That is the value of the tests I listed in my top five.

The top five medical screening tests will allow you to see the problems coming well beforehand and give you a chance to head off potential trouble!

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