Cholesterol helps to form the membranes of cells which make up our organs and body tissues.
Progesterone is a hormone which has an important role in preparing a woman’s body for pregnancy alongside other female hormones.
LDL carries cholesterol from the liver to the tissues and is often referred to as "bad cholesterol"
Vitamin B12 is part of the B complex of vitamins alongside vitamin B9 (folic acid).
Albumin is a protein which is made in the liver and is a good indicator of liver damage
Folate or folic acid naturally occurs in foods such as spinach, green vegetables and liver.
Iron is essential nutrient which is needed to form the protein, haemoglobin in red blood cells.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone which is predominantly made in the male testes.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone which is essential for survival. It is responsible for the breakdown of fat and protein and stimulates the production of glucose in the liver.
In our cells, iron is bound to proteins to form complexes called ferritin and hemosiderin. The main storage protein is ferritin which is found predominantly in the liver.
HbA1c is a test used to identify the concentration of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The test gives an average reading of glucose levels over a duration of 2-3 months.