A baseline blood test measures your levels of essential vitamins and minerals key to health such as vitamin D, vitamin B12 and ferritin (iron). This will help identify whether your diet is providing the right nutrients. In additional a baseline blood test can also check for thyroid and liver function, heart health and diabetes risk, as well as bodily inflammation and cortisol levels.
Baseline Plus is our most comprehensive blood test and is designed for those who want to improve and optimise their health. You’ll gain scientific results for 20 of your body’s most essential biomarkers for good health including key micronutrients (vitamin D, B12, ferritin, folate), good and bad cholesterol, average blood sugar levels, inflammation, liver function as well as stress.
Measuring your levels of active B12, ferritin and vitamin D will help you understand whether your diet is providing you with the right nutrients. Low levels of active B12, ferritin and vitamin D can contribute to low energy levels and feelings of fatigue. Vitamin D is also key for muscle function, bone health and a healthy immune system. The test also measures the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which can indicate a thyroid imbalance – the symptoms of which include changes in weight, mood and energy.
It is important to track your risk of developing heart disease, liver disease or type 2 diabetes as these are all, on the whole, preventable illnesses. The Baseline Plus test gives you a breakdown of your different types of cholesterol levels (both good and bad), HbA1C which gives you a measure of how much sugar is in your diet and helps identify your risk for type 2 diabetes, together with key biomarkers to assess the performance of your liver.
Sleep is crucial for your overall wellbeing. Getting a good 7-8 hours sleep a night helps your mind and body repair and improves your immune system. Stress from our daily lives can impact our ability to sleep and stress also takes its toll on both the mind & body. Our Baseline Plus test measures your levels of the stress hormone cortisol so you can see what impact your lifestyle is having on your body.
Want to improve your health & wellbeing? Forth gives you insight into your body’s key biomarkers. By tracking essential markers overtime you can build a picture of your own unique self and discover how your body responds to the changes you make so you can reach your personal best.
If your nutrient levels are outside of the normal range, then one of our doctors may suggest you take a supplement. For example, most adults in the UK need to take a vitamin D supplement, particularly during winter. However, you should be able to get all the nutrients you need by adjusting your diet. If you are already taking supplements, then the test will indicate if you should reduce or increase your dose.
Yes. Our GPs will comment on any results that are outside of the normal range and offer advice on how to improve your results. The comments will be on your dashboard along with your results.
Would you prefer to test more biomarkers in the same sample of blood? All our tests are customisable and can be tested in just one sample of blood. Click the button below to add more biomarkers to this test.