Improving health & fitness

This test gives you deeper insights into your health and wellbeing by measuring almost 40 biomarkers across a range of key areas of the body. The test builds on our Baseline package and includes a full blood count, liver and kidney health, and cholesterol levels.  This test also checks for thyroid imbalance, pre-diabetes as well as taking a wider look at your key vitamins and minerals including markers for anaemia.

Why take this test?

  • To gain greater insights into your overall health
  • As part of a programme to improve your health & fitness
Test cost:
£249.00
Test type: phlebotomy
Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Key benefits when using Forth testing

Fast & accurate

Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory

Convenient

Tests can be done at home

Secure

Secure access to online results

Online dashboard

Online dashboard which tracks results over time

Included in this test

Blood

Blood transports oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, hormones and waste products around the body. It consists of a number of cellular components; red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, as well as a liquid called plasma. Red blood cells are an important oxygen transporter while white blood cells defend the body against infection.

Tested biomarkers
  • White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Red Blood Cell (RBC)
  • RBC Distribution Width (RDW)
  • Platelet Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Monocytes
  • Mean Platelet Volume (MPV)
  • Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
  • Mean Corpscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
  • Mean Cell Haemoglobin (MCH)
  • Lymphocytes
  • Iron
  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit (HCT)
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils

Cardiovascular

Your cardiovascular system consists of your heart and the network of arteries, veins and capillaries which are responsible for transporting oxygen, hormones and nutrients throughout the body. Unfortunately, coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the UK. Factors which increase the risk of heart disease include high cholesterol, smoking, being overweight and lack of exercise.

Tested biomarkers
  • Triglycerides
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL
  • HDL % of Total Cholesterol
  • HDL

Kidney

The kidneys remove harmful waste products from your body and regulates your body's water levels. They also control the release of certain substances such as electrolytes back into your bloodstream thereby maintaining the body's balance. Poor kidney function can lead to the build-up of waste products in your body causing headaches, a loss of energy, weight gain and more.

Tested biomarkers
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • ALB

Liver

The liver performs hundreds of complex functions including fighting infections and illness, removing toxins, controlling cholesterol levels, helping blood to clot, aiding digestion and producing proteins. A good diet is essential in maintaining a healthy and efficient liver. Poor liver health can lead to disease, weight gain and a lack of energy.

Tested biomarkers
  • Total Protein
  • Globulin
  • Gamma GT
  • Bilirubin (total)
  • Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
  • ALB
  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

Metabolic

Metabolism refers to the chemical processes which take place within your body that converts food into energy. Good nutrition is essential for a healthy metabolism. Problems with your metabolism can lead to fluctuations in weight as well as fatigue or hyperactivity.

Tested biomarkers
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • HbA1c

Vitamins & minerals

Healthy levels of vitamins and minerals are essential for your body to function properly. Some vitamins known as fat soluble can be stored in your body whilst others known as water soluble cannot. You can usually get all the vitamins and minerals you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.

Tested biomarkers
  • Vitamin D (25 OH)
  • Vitamin B12 (active)
  • Folate (serum)
  • Corrected Calcium
  • Calcium

How it works

Collect sample

We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home

Post sample

Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope

Online results

View your results on your secure personal health dashboard

Testimonials
Holly , 39

I enlisted the help of Forth to help me get to the bottom of my current health concerns. The Female Hormone test is really easy to do, just provide a small blood sample from the comfort of your own home and pop in the post. Within 3 days Forth emailed my results back to me. I can't thank Forth enough for dealing with my results so quickly which has meant I can take the action needed to get my hormones back to normal.

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Test cost: £249.00

Estimated turnaround 2 days From receipt of sample

Test type: phlebotomy

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