Think of a diagnostic blood panel or scanning system as your road map to optimal health and wellness. It’s essential that this road map is the best possible representation of what’s going on inside your body. A map that only takes a few roads and obstacles into consideration might miss something really important. Essentially, you need an all-inclusive blood panel to act as your road map.The best type of blood panel and diagnostic tools for assessing health and wellness looks beyond what people often get with a traditional physical examination. While a general blood panel might identify things that keep you from getting very sick, more extensive diagnostic blood works and diagnostic will add a quality-of-life dimension. Using it, we not only detect unhealthy results and trends, but also imbalances that might otherwise go unnoticed, which could rob our patients of their quality of life.For example, if a patient is tired all the time, we look at specific markers that might be causing fatigue. In most cases, we can make simple tweaks in that person’s nutrition with nutraceuticals or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to restore our patient’s energy. Small changes are often life changing. We keep monitoring those and other marker levels to make sure that patient continues to feel optimized.