Health and Lifestyle Check

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This test is for people who would like to perform a general health check to see if your diet and lifestyle are affecting your body. This check will perform an assessment of vital tests. It includes an assessment by one of our qualified general practitioners.

This test includes (expand individual tests for details):

 

Inflammation Marker

C Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity)

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is an inflammation marker used to assess whether there is inflammation in the body. Inflammation is your body protecting your tissues if you have been injured or have an infection. It is also used as a screen for auto-immune diseases.

 

Kidney Function

Creatinine

Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. Creatinine levels in the blood can provide your doctor with information about how well your kidneys are working.

Estimated GFR

The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) assesses how well the kidneys are working by estimating the amount of blood filtered through the kidneys.

 

Liver Function

Alkaline Phosphatase

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme found mainly in the liver and bones. Raised levels can indicate bone or liver disease.

ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) (SGPT)

Alanine transferase (ALT) is an enzyme which is produced by the liver and can indicate liver damage caused by alcohol, drugs or viruses (hepatitis).

Creatine Kinase (CK, CPK)

This test measures the amount of Creatine Kinase (CK) in your blood. CK is a muscle enzyme. It is mostly found in your skeletal muscles and heart. A CK test is most often used to diagnose and monitor muscular injuries and diseases.

Gamma GT

Gamma GT is a liver enzyme. This test measures the amount of Gamma GT in your blood. It can be used to determine if your liver is damaged or if you have a liver disease, particularly if it is related to alcohol use.

Bilirubin (Total)

Bilirubin is a product of haemoglobin breakdown. It is removed from the body via the liver, stored and concentrated in the gall bladder and excreted into the bowel. It is used to help find the cause of health conditions like jaundice, anemia, and liver disease.

 

Proteins

Protein Total (Blood)

The total protein test measures the total amount of two classes of proteins found in the fluid portion of your blood. These are albumin and globulin. The test can help diagnose a number of health conditions, including: kidney disease, liver disease, and malnutrition.

Albumin

This test measures the amount of albumin in your blood. Albumin is a protein made by your liver. Albumin helps keep fluid in your bloodstream so it does not leak into other tissues. Low albumin levels can indicate a problem with your liver or kidneys. High levels of albumin may indicate dehydration or severe diarrhea.

Globulin

This test measures the amount of Globulin in your blood. Globulin is a protein made by your liver. Globulins play an important role in liver function, blood clotting, and fighting infection. Low globulin levels can be a sign of liver or kidney disease. High levels may indicate infection, inflammatory disease or immune disorders.

 

Iron Status

Ferritin

This test will measure your Ferritin levels. Ferritin stores iron in the body. Ferritin is tested to identify the storage capacity of iron in the body.

 

Cholesterol Status

Triglycerides

Triglycerides circulate in the blood. We get them from our diet and a supply is made by our liver. The body converts excess calories into triglycerides which are then transported to cells to be stored as fat. Your body releases triglycerides to be used for energy. 

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a body fat (lipid). It is required by our bodies for building cell membranes and for producing a number of essential hormones. Cholesterol comes from he food we eat and is also created by the liver. Elevated cholesterol can greatly increase the chances of heart disease

HDL Cholesterol

HDL cholesterol is commonly known as good cholesterol. It removes cholesterol from the bloodstream and transports it to the liver. It is then broken down and removed from the body in bile.

LDL Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol is commonly known as bad cholesterol. It carries cholesterol and other fats to various tissues throughout your body. Too much LDL cholesterol can cause fatty deposits to accumulate on artery walls.

Non-HDL Cholesterol

Non-HDL cholesterol is calculated by subtracting your HDL cholesterol result from your total cholesterol.

Total/HDL Chol ratio

The ratio of total cholesterol to HDL is a good indicator of whether your cholesterol levels are healthy. This ratio should be as low as possible.

 

Vitamins

B12-Active

Vitamin B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body. Prolonged deficiency of vitamin B12 can also cause nerve damage. It is almost only found in meat and animal food products. This test measures the level of unbound or active B12 which is available for your cells. Low levels cause fatigue and low energy levels. Raised levels can be due to a blood or liver disorder.

Vitamin D (25 OH)

Vitamin D is a hormone which is created by sunlight on your skin. Abnormal levels of vitamin D can indicate bone disorders, nutrition problems, organ damage, or other medical conditions. Many people in the UK have low Vitamin D levels.