The VIA Longitudinal Study of Aging requires annual blood work including the Age Management Panel, and the Omega-3 Index.

How do I order the blood work?

Once participants complete the online consent form, an automated email will be sent with the link that will include a link to purchase the blood work. This message will also provide the exact dates, or time frame you have to complete the blood work. 

*Please note you must complete the blood work (the Age Management Panel and the Omega-3 Index) within two months of the consent date. 

Please be advised that the laboratory testing required to participate in the Longitudinal Study is only available in the continental United States. Due to state laboratory testing restrictions, individuals residing in PA and MD will NOT meet the requirements to participate in the study. Restrictions apply in NY, NJ, RI and MA. For questions regarding the restricted states (NY, NJ, RI and MA), please call Life Extension for assistance at +1-800-678-8989.

How do I complete the blood work?

Completing the Age Management Panel

Once you have purchased the blood work, Life Extension will email you a requisition form to complete the blood draw at a LabCorp station nearest you. LabCorp accepts walk-ins and they also schedule blood draw appointments. Once you receive your requisition form, you may go to LabCorp to complete the blood draw by appointment or by walk-in. Please bring the requisition form and a photo ID to complete the blood draw. Life Extension will email you your results when they are ready, typically in 1-3 days. 

Completing the Omega-3 Index

Life Extension will send you a kit to your home address that will include a finger prick test. Please complete the test and place the kit back in the mail with the packaging provided. Life Extension will email you your results when they are ready, typically in 1-3 weeks.

Age Management Blood Test Panel

The new Age Management Panel provides a cornucopia of clinical measures and surrogate aging markers that provide data on which organ systems may be improving and whether risk factors for cancer, vascular disorders, and dementias are diminishing. We suggest having these done prior to any age-reversal intervention — and then repeated afterwards to assess what degree of rejuvenation may be occurring. What follows are the numerous tests included in the Age Management Panel

Lipids, Glucose, Liver-Kidney Function​

  • Glucose
  • Uric Acid
  • BUN
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • BUN/Creatinine
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Protein, Total
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • A/G Ratio
  • Bilirubin
  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • LDH
  • AST
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Iron
  • Cholesterol, Total
  • Triglycerides
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • T. Chol/HDL Ratio
  • Estimated CHD Risk

Insulin Resistance Markers

  • Insulin
  • HbA1C
  • Ferritin

The Omega-3 Index Complete test measures the following:

  • Omega-3 Index
  • Trans Fat Index
  • Omega-6:Omega-3 Ratio
  • AA:EPA Ratio
  • Full Fatty Acid Profile including:
    • Omega-3s
    • Omega-6s
    • Monounsaturated
    • Saturated
    • Trans

Blood Counts

  • WBC Count
  • RBC Count
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hematocrit
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • Platelet count
  • Monocytes (% and absolute)
  • Eos (% and absolute)
  • Basos (% and absolute)
  • Neutrophils (% and absolute
  • Lymphs (% and absolute)
  • Immature granulocytes
  • Immature cells

Prostate Cancer Screening (Males Only)​

  • PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen)

Cardiac/Inflammatory Markers

  • NMR Lipoprofile (measures atherogenic lipid risks + inflammation markers)
  • Homocysteine
  • C-Reactive Protein (high sensitivity)
  • Apolipoprotein B (measures atherogenic risk of non-HDL lipids)
  • Omega Index — Comprehensive (this is a finger stick kit)

Hormones and Binding Proteins

  • IGF-1
  • IGF1BP3
  • DHEA-S
  • Free Testosterone
  • Total Testosterone
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy

Thyroid Function​

  • Free T3
  • Free T4
  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)