Nutritional health

Vitamins and minerals are essential to maintaining good health and are absorbed by the body through our diet. This blood test will identify any deficiencies so you can make adjustments to your diet or compensate through supplements. The test includes all the key vitamins and minerals together with hs-CRP which measures the level of inflammation within your body which can increase due to poor diet.

Why take this test?

  • Check you are eating a healthy diet
  • Identify areas for improvement
Test cost:
£289.00
Test type: phlebotomy
Estimated turnaround
7 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
  • Iron
  • Ferritin

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
  • hs-CRP

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
  • 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
  • ALB

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
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin D (25 OH)
  • Vitamin B12 (active)
  • Vitamin A
  • Magnesium (serum)
  • 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
Piers , 22

Forth provided and excellent service. I was able to have my bloods taken from a clinic close by and my results came through very quickly.

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