A small amount of any of your body fluids provides massive information. These tests will report a number and tell you whether it falls within the normal range.
But what is the normal range? This “normal range” is based on hundreds of thousands of tests of people. People who are old and young, male and female, sick and healthy, runners and non-runners. Top marathon runners have different lab values than sedentary folks, even moderate runners can cause changes in commonly measured lab tests, you should be aware of the common variations and those that should raise a red flag. We will look at some of these tests, tell you which ones you should worry about and which ones can be considered normal. If you have other tests you want to discuss, let us know in the comments section. Continue reading “Is the Blood of a Runner Different?”