A baseline blood test is a general check of your health. Our Baseline Health Check looks at 23 key health markers related to your heart health, muscle and bone health, liver function, energy levels and nutritional health, giving you deeper insights into your overall wellbeing.
A baseline blood test or general health check can detect a range of illnesses by checking high or low levels of hormones, vitamins and other markers. It could detect high cholesterol (which can cause heart disease), by checking your HDL and LDL levels, along with HDL ratio. You may also be able to understand the cause of symptoms such as low energy and fatigue (B12, Ferritin and Vitamin D), as well as, diabetes (HbA1c).
If you’re curious about your health or want answers to why you feel a certain way, a baseline blood test is for you. Our doctors will be able to give you advice on how to improve your overall health once you’ve done the test such as changing your diet or taking supplements for deficiencies.
This is what our customers ask us most about this test. For more information, try our help centre.
How can I improve my health?
Too often we take our health for granted, ignoring the fundamental areas of health that we should all be tracking and managing. The Baseline Health Check uses biomarkers across cholesterol, essential vitamins, hormones, HbA1c (average blood glucose), bone health, heart health, and liver & kidney health – allowing you to understand key biomarkers that are essential to spotting areas of risk and improvement.
The average individual can optimise their health by eating a balanced diet low in ultra-processed foods, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and recovery, reducing their alcohol intake, and quitting smoking.
What vitamins are good for my health?
The following vitamins are good for your health:
What foods are good for my health?
Diet plays an important role in our general health – we are what we eat. It is important to eat a balanced diet low in ultra-processed foods. Great diets – and great tasting include:
Can my physical health impact my mental health?
Your physical health has an important impact on your mental health from feeling good about your physical appearance, having good energy levels, and ensuring your vitamins, minerals and hormones are well balanced to boost your mental health and quality of life.
How does the subscription work?
When you purchase this product you will be given the option to sign up to a subscription every 3, 4, 6 or 12 months. Your next test will then be sent out automatically and your payment card will be billed. You can manage your subscription through your own personal dashboard where you view your results. You can change the frequency or cancel the subscription at any time.
How soon will the test arrive?
If you order your test before midday on a Monday to Friday then your kit will be dispatched the same day. All our kits are sent out via Royal Mail first class post, so it should be with you within 1-2 working days.
Important information regarding corrected calcium
Our labs have conducted stability validation on all the markers offered by Forth. Corrected Calcium has a shorter stability time than the majority of markers of around 2 – 3 days. Forth provides a Tracked 24 return envelope in all kits to return samples to the lab within 24 hours. In the majority of cases, samples are returned within the stability time. If a sample arrives outside this time, this result will not be provided to you.
How secure is my data?
We have strict processes in place to ensure the protection of your data. Following GDPR the company also operates under tight legal rules about the sharing of data which ensures that data is only shared if it is crucial to the delivery of our service. For example, our doctors see customer results at the time of review, however, after review, access to results is withdrawn.
Can I have someone take my blood for me?
Yes. We offer two options if you do not want to do our finger prick test. The first is a home appointment where a nurse comes to your home to take a blood sample. The second is to visit a Phlebotomy clinic near you that offers a blood sample service.
A blood sample will be taken from your vein and we will provide you with everything you need to give to the nurse to allow them to take the sample.
The nurse will give you the blood sample to return to us using the pre-paid envelope provided.
Does a doctor review my results?
We have a team of doctors and nurses who look at all results and will comment on any results that are outside of the normal range for your age.
Can I download the results to share with my GP?
Yes, you can download your results from your health dashboard as a PDF to share with your GP.
We are dedicated to supporting you on improving your health
Dr Thom Phillips
BSc. (Hons) MSc. MB BCh. MRCGP. Dip SEM. PGCert (Diabetes)
BSc (hons) PGDIP (DIET) PGCERT(sportsnutr) RD BASES
Dr Michael Cornes
Consultant clinical scientist, FRCPath, BSc Biochemistry, MSc Clinical Biochemistry, PhD Biochemistry
Getting the insights you need to improve your health has never been easier.
No need to wait for a GP appointment, choose from our wide range of tests which come with everything you need to take your sample and return to our lab.
Take your finger prick blood sample at home, or choose to have your blood taken at a Superdrug health clinic or a nurse at home. Return to our NHS lab using our prepaid envelope.
View your results on your secure health dashboard within 2 working days of our lab receiving your sample. Read personalised comments from our GPs.
With more in-depth results, you will be able to identify areas that need improving. Make the changes and track your progress.
This is a subscription package which you can cancel at any time via your Health Dashboard. You can choose how often you’d like to receive a new test kit by selecting 3, 4, 6 or 12 months during checkout. Pause or change the frequency to suit your needs.
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