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There are tests but you have to request them yourself and you may have to pay for them yourself. I could give you a list from someone who has been through it all. You can do a chemistry profile for your blood serum, Endocrine tests for your hormones, and intracellular mineral tests for absolute nutrient values. If you are female you want to get your DHEA Sulfate, estradiol, testosterone, and free testosterone checked. If you go to an endocrinologist they will test this. You should also get your stomach acids tested. A gastro dr. would check that. Dermatologists only do what is standard protocol for dermatologists, which is antibiotic pills and applications, and accutane. There is research into vitamins like zinc and b5, but many dermatologists do not even know about this, because vitamins don't require prescriptions.
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There are tests but you have to request them yourself and you may have to pay for them yourself. I could give you a list from someone who has been through it all. You can do a chemistry profile for your blood serum, Endocrine tests for your hormones, and intracellular mineral tests for absolute nutrient values. If you are female you want to get your DHEA Sulfate, estradiol, testosterone, and free testosterone checked. If you go to an endocrinologist they will test this. You should also get your stomach acids tested. A gastro dr. would check that. Dermatologists only do what is standard protocol for dermatologists, which is antibiotic pills and applications, and accutane. There is research into vitamins like zinc and b5, but many dermatologists do not even know about this, because vitamins don't require prescriptions.


this person that actually went thru all these test- what happened??? did they find what was causing their acne and did they cure their acne from the test results or ????????
Here is a sample of what you'll see. This is a recent test. You can see I still have high levels of testosterone for a female, but they are balanced now. You can also see, atleast serum wise, that I am getting enough nutrients. You can also see that the white blood cells are low. This could definitely be a contributing factor to acne or acne predisopositions. So, maybe you want to get your hematology tested too. Shark liver oil helps increase white blood cell production, so I'm told, but I haven't tried it yet. The chemistry test and the hematology tests are pretty cheap, but the endocrine tests can get you. I think those are the most important for acne, though, in adult females. My fasting glucose is still kind of high, but normal, atleast now.

RR=Reference Range

CHEMISTRIES
Glucose, Serum: 85 *RR 65-109*
BUN: 8 *RR 5-26*
Creatinine, Serum: 0.6 *RR 0.5-1.5*
BUN/Creatinine Ratio: 13 *RR 8-27*
Uric Acid, Serum: 3.5 *RR 2.4-8.2*
Sodium, Serum: 139 *RR 135-148*
Potassium, Serum: 4.3 *RR 3.5-5.5*
Chloride, Serum: 107 *RR 96-109*
Calcium, Serum: 9.1 *RR 8.5-10.6*
Phosphorus, Serum: 4.2 *RR 2.5-4.5*
Protein, Total, Serum: 6.6 *RR 6.0-8.5*
Albumin, Serum: 4.1 *RR 3.5-5.5*
Globulin, Total: 2.7 *RR 1.5-4.5*
A/G Ratio: 1.5 *RR 1.1-2.5*
Bilirubin, Total: 0.4 *RR 0.1-1.2*
Alkaline Phosphatase, Serum: 90 *RR 25-150*
GGT: 6 *RR 0-60*
LDH: 112 *RR 100-250*
AST (SGOT): 20 *RR 0-40*
ALT (SGPT): 14 *RR 0-40*
Iron, Serum: 140 *RR 35-155*

LIPIDS
Triglycerides: 43 *RR 0-149*
Cholesterol, Total: 174 *RR 100-199*
HDL Cholesterol: 78 *RR 40-59* (HIGH)
T. Chol/HDL Ratio: 2.2 *RR 0.0-4.4*
LDL Cholesterol Calc: 87 *RR 0-99*
Estimated CHD Risk: < 0.5 times avg. risk *RR 0.0-1.1 times avg. risk*

HEMATOLOGY
White Blood Cell (WBC) Count: 3.8 *RR 4.0-10.5* (LOW)
Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count: 4.26 *RR 3.80-5.10*
Hemoglobin: 13.2 *RR 11.5-25.0*
Hematocrit: 39.8 *RR 34.0-44.0*
MCV: 93 *RR 80-98*
MCH: 30.9 *RR 27.0-34.0*
MCHC: 33.1 *RR 32.0-36.0*
Polys: 59 *RR 40-74*
Lymphs: 32 *RR14-46*
Monocytes: 7 *RR 4-13*
Eos: 1 *RR 0-7*
Basos: 1 *RR 0-3*
Polys (absolute): 2.2 *RR 1.8-7.8*
Lymphs(absolute): 1.2 *RR 0.7-4.5*
Monocytes(absolute): 0.3 *RR 0.1-1.0*
Eos(absolute value): 0.0 *RR 0.0-0.4*
Baso(absolute value): 0.0 *RR 0.0-0.2*
Platelets: 189 *RR 140-415*
RDW: 12.4 *RR 11.7-15.0*

ENDOCRINOLOGY
Free Testosterone (direct): 0.9 *RR 0.0-2.2*
Progesterone: 8.2
homocysteine, P/S: 7.9 *RR 4.6-12.4*
DHEA-Sulfate: 364 *RR 65-380*
Estradiol: 94 *RR 19-528*
C-Reactive Protein, Cardiac: .14 *RR 0.00-3.00*
Relative Risk for future cardiovascular event: <1.00, low
Testosterone, Serum: 65 *RR 14-76*