Many. First, most have an apple build, ie. Carry weight on the torso, rather than buttocks and extremities. Family hx of hbp, cholesterol problems, diabetes 2, and ASHD or mi, especially if strong. I obtain fasting lipids, insulin, hgba1c, and in females, free and total testosterone. The latter, since pcos is common. A lipid profile that suggests Insulin resistance is high triglycerides and low hdl.
BloodTestBP&Choester. Measure Waist Check BP Fasting Blood sugar Blood test for Cholestero and Tiglycerides.
The tests for Metabolic syndrome include: Aminotransferase, Androstenedione, Xray of chest, Electrocardiogram, Fasting blood sugar, Free T4, Glucose tolerance, 2 spec. (75g), Kidney function tests, Pelvic ultrasound, Prolactin, Sex hormone binding globulin, Free and total testosterone, Thyroid stimulating hormone, Triglyceride, Urinalysis, Ultrasound of abdomen, FSH, Luteinizing hormone, Lipid panel. Read more...