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Prevent strokes or heart attacks with blood viscosity testing

November 19, 2012


Dr. Pushpa Larsen, a naturopathic doctor and an expert on blood viscosity talks with us on eHealth Radio and the Blood Health Channel about how blood viscosity testing helps patients prevent strokes or heart attacks.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Pushpa Larsen discuss the following:

  • How does blood viscosity testing help patients prevent strokes or heart attacks?
  • Are there other conditions affected by blood viscosity?
  • How often should a person get his or her blood viscosity tested?
  • How long does the test take and how long does it take to get the results of the test?
  • Isn’t it enough for me to get my blood pressure and cholesterol checked?  Why do I also need the blood viscosity test?
  • What is the research that backs up blood viscosity monitoring and testing?


Dr. Pushpa Larsen graduated from Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Midwifery, and Spirituality, Health and Medicine. She has worked as a Research Clinician for the Bastyr University Research Institute and as Affiliate Clinical Faculty for Bastyr University, training students in her clinic. Dr. Larsen is a regular contributor to Naturopathic Doctor News & Review and the Townsend Letter for Doctors, and presents webinars on many topics in laboratory medicine. She practiced in Seattle for 10 years before joining Meridian Valley Lab as a Consulting Physician nearly three years ago. She consults with hundreds of doctors every year on the use and interpretation of 24-hour urine hormone profiles and other tests offered by Meridian Valley Lab.

About Meridian Valley Lab Meridian Valley Lab, founded in 1976, is a world leader in allergy and hormone testing, specializing in comprehensive 24-hour Urine Hormone and Metabolite testing.  Meridian Valley Lab was the first lab in the USA to offer this test to help doctors use Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy safely and effectively.  The pioneering spirit of the lab is rooted in its founder and Medical Director Dr. Jonathan Wright’s dedication to treating the root causes of diseases rather than just symptoms.  Meridian Valley Lab’s core values are quality and accuracy.  The staff working at all levels within the organization are fully qualified, conscientious and interested in providing the best laboratory services. More information is available at

Anyone interested in having a blood viscosity test should ask their doctor.  Doctors interested in scheduling patients for a blood viscosity test can contact Meridian Valley Lab to order a viscosity shipping kit or to establish an account at 425-271-8689 (toll-free at 855-405-TEST).


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