All Tests, General Health, Diabetes

Weight Management Baseline Test

$ 139.0

Starting a weight loss journey? Find out your baseline health.

Labcorp OnDemand’s Weight Management test gives you an overall picture of your health before you begin a weight loss journey, such as taking weight management medications (such as glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1 medication) or making any lifestyle modifications. This test looks at your average blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, thyroid function, and overall metabolic health, to give you an overall snapshot of your starting line. 

Weight management therapies can also affect your kidney and liver function, so it is important to understand how your vital organs are performing before you make any health changes.

With results from the Labcorp OnDemand Weight Management Test, you and your healthcare provider can make informed decisions about the best weight loss strategies for your body.

Weight Management Baseline Test
$ 139.0

Test Details

Sample Type: Blood
Collection Method: In person at a Labcorp location
Age: 18+
Results: 1 day from when your sample arrives at our lab
HSA/FSA: Accepted
Test must be taken by purchaser

Preparation: Fast for 12 hours (no food or drink, except water) before sample collection. If you’re taking a supplement containing biotin (also called vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R), commonly found in products promoting nail, skin and hair health, it is recommended that you wait at least 72 hours from your last dose before sample collection.

What's Tested
  • Chloride

    An electrically charged mineral (electrolyte) that helps regulate fluid and acid-base balance within the body.

  • Calcium

    A mineral essential to bone and muscle health.

  • A/G Ratio

    A measure of the amount of albumin present compared to globulin present in the blood. Both albumin and globulin are proteins produced by the liver.  

  • Sodium

    An electrically charged mineral (electrolyte) necessary for healthy muscle and nerve function that also helpsmaintain fluid balance.

  • Potassium

    An electrically charged mineral (electrolyte) vital to a cell’s ability to take in nutrients and remove waste; it is also essential for muscle function and regulating fluid balance.

  • Glucose

    The primary type of sugar found in your blood.

  • Total Cholesterol

    A measure of the total sum of cholesterol (LDL, HDL, and VLDL) in the body.

  • LDL (low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of LDL in the blood, known as the “bad” cholesterol because LDL particles can build up in the walls of your arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

  • VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of VLDL in blood, the cholesterol from particles that carry triglycerides in the body that are then converted to LDL. Elevated VLDL levels can increase your risk of heart disease.

  • HDL (high-density lipoprotein) Cholesterol

    Measures the amount of HDL in the blood, known as "good" cholesterol because it comes from particles that remove "bad "cholesterol from the body, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

  • Triglycerides

    Measures the number of triglycerides in the blood, a type of fat that circulates in your blood and comes from adipose, the primary fat stored from food used to supply your energy. High triglyceride levels can increase the risk of heart disease.


  • Total Protein

    The total amount of proteins (including albumin) found in the blood that helps determine overall nutritional status.

  • Albumin

    The main protein that circulates in the blood, which provides tissue nourishment, carries substances (such as hormones and drugs) in the blood, and helps keep fluids within the blood vessels.

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    A waste product created by the body’s metabolism that helps maintain the body’s acid-base balance (pH) in the form of the electrolyte bicarbonate.

  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

    An enzyme found mostly in the cells of the liver and kidney.

  • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

    An enzyme found in the cells throughout the body but mostly in the cells of the heart and liver.

  • Bilirubin

    A waste product produced by the liver as it breaks down red blood cells.

  • Creatinine

    A muscle-produced waste product filtered out by the kidneys.

  • BUN/Creatinine Ratio

    A comparison of BUN levels to creatinine levels, two waste products filtered by the kidneys.

  • Globulin, Total

    A measure of a group of proteins that function to help transport nutrients and help the body fight infections.

  • Hemoglobin A1c

    Measures the average amount of glucose in your blood over an extended period (typically 8-12 weeks).

  • Alkaline Phosphatase

    An enzyme found in the cells of the liver and other tissue.

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Measures the levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood to evaluate thyroid function. TSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine), two hormones that play critical roles in controlling the body’s metabolism.

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  • Labcorp OnDemand's Weight Management Test gives you an overall picture of your health across four key areas that show how your body is functioning: 
    • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) - Assesses kidney and liver function, electrolyte and fluid balance, blood sugar, and more
    • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)- Measures TSH to assess thyroid activity 
    • Diabetes Risk (HbA1c) - Provides current HbA1c level to estimate blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months
    • Cholesterol and Lipid Panel – Checks total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides  
  • No, this test won't provide any prescriptions. This test will not guide therapy but will give you a baseline of your overall health. You should talk to your healthcare provider about weight management options (lifestyle modifications, weight management drugs, surgery) that are right for you.

  • Before starting any weight management strategies, either lifestyle changes or through GLP-1’s, you should discuss your overall health and goals with your healthcare provider. Our Weight Management Baseline test looks at key areas that healthcare providers want to measure prior to prescribing weight loss medication to establish a baseline. This helps inform decisions about medications or lifestyle changes. Labcorp OnDemand’s Weight Management Test looks at Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Diabetes Risk (HbA1c), and a Cholesterol and Lipid Panel. It is also important to have a baseline to track progress if you do begin drug therapy or make lifestyle changes.

  • Your testing will be performed in a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory. Labcorp provides leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories. Our labs perform regular quality assurance testing to ensure our results are accurate.

  • Your results will be provided to you through our secure online portal to view or print. Results are also provided to PWNHealth, which provides professional healthcare provider services for OnDemand tests. If you are accessing your results through your Labcorp Patient account, all users linked to the account will have access to all OnDemand test results. Results may also be provided to a local, state, or federal health authority, but only when legally required. For example, many states require the testing laboratory and healthcare provider to report test results for certain communicable diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases or COVID-19, to local or state health departments.  


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  • Visit the Labcorp OnDemand website to browse and purchase laboratory tests and create your Labcorp OnDemand account. All Labcorp OnDemand testing requires a healthcare provider order; for your convenience, Labcorp OnDemand has contracted with PWNHealth LLC and its affiliated professional entities (collectively, PWNHealth) to provide healthcare provider services. Visit a Labcorp location for sample collection; or, if using an at-home kit, collect your sample yourself. We’ll let you know when your results are ready to be accessed through your Labcorp OnDemand account or through your Labcorp Patient account.