Shouldn't you be able to improve your wellbeing without the inconvenience of visiting your GP? Now you have the control and freedom to track your own health and make any adjustments for a happier, healthier life.
Biomarker profiling allows you to understand your body like never before; giving you specific information about your body’s inner health and helping you to make the right choices to protect your ongoing health and improve performance. With detailed results visualised in your easy-to-understand health dashboard - and by re-testing every 3-4 months - you can see how your lifestyle choices impact your numbers and track changes over time.
By measuring and tracking key biomarkers you can boost your energy and improve your performance. Through regular testing can you gain the edge you deserve.
Whether you want to improve your energy levels or lose weight, Forth can give you information about your own personal biometrics to help you reach your goals. Helping you to live a longer, healthier and happier life.
Life can be hectic and looking after yourself a challenge. Taking a simple step and discovering more about your health can give you the information you need for greater wellbeing and improved fitness.
Many illnesses can be prevented or treated more effectively if the signs are detected early. Biomarker profiling can spot problem areas before symptoms develop allowing you to take preventative action.
Forth helps you achieve your wellbeing, fitness and performance goals. It's never been easier to get the information you need to gain greater control of your health.
I'm really excited to be an ambassador for Forth and am looking forward to working together to gain a deeper understanding of what is happening to my body as the training load changes throughout the year. I believe monitoring blood profiles is the best way athletes can accurately monitor fatigue level and ultimately get the most out of their training.
Matt Sharp, long distance runner
Depending on the test you select, blood samples are collected by finger prick or phlebotomy. A blood collection kit will be sent to your address. This kit contains all you need to collect the blood sample and includes a guide to collection as well as a pre-paid return envelope for your sample.
Phlebotomy means that the blood sample is drawn direct from the vein. This type of sample needs to be done by a qualified healthcare professional. We have developed a national network of clinics and home-visit phlebotomists who conduct this service on our behalf.
Essentially yes, anyone can collect the sample required easily and quickly providing they follow the instructions given. Finger prick kits contain a small lancet which pierces the skin. The finger is then massaged and the resulting droplets of blood are used to fill the small collection tubes. It is imperative that you fill the tubes to the indicated line or analysis may fail.
For convenience we recommend you collect your sample first thing in the morning. This is compulsory for some tests which have biomarkers which fluctuate depending on the time of day or with the intake of food. Please ensure you follow the instruction for your particular test carefully.
It is absolutely essential that the blood sample is posted to our laboratory within the pre-paid envelop on the day the sample is taken. The tubes contain chemicals which help to delay the clotting of blood. Any delays in the sample reaching the laboratory may mean analysis will fail or inaccurate results.
We will send you an email as soon as your results are ready to view. Simply log onto your secure account to view them. The estimated turnaround time for each test is stated on the test page and can be as quick as 1 day from receipt of sample.
Only test results which fall within a critical range are reviewed by an expert in clinical biochemistry. If your results fall outside the normal reference range, a copy of your results will be sent to your GP, according to the details you have provided . This is important as your GP holds your full medical history and they may want to make a note of your results on your record or discuss them directly with you.
If you have any concerns about your health or your results you should discuss these directly with your GP. The tests Forth offers are not a replacement to seeing your own GP. Our tests are designed to give you a deeper insight into your own health so you can improve your wellbeing, levels of fitness and sports performance. They are not intended for clinical diagnosis nor do we offer clinical or diagnostic advice. You can download a copy of your results to share with healthcare professionals from your account dashboard.
Blood tests conducted through a GP surgery often take a long time to complete and you are rarely given the detailed results. You may also not be given access to certain tests. Forth gives you direct access to a wide range of wellbeing tests to help you check and improve your health status and optimise your performance.
As red blood cells regenerate approximately every 120 days, we recommend re-testing every 3-4 months to track your improvement.
All our laboratories are accredited and meet UK regulatory standards. Our main laboratory partner is one of the largest private laboratories in the UK and provides pathology services to the NHS as well as private healthcare hospitals and clinics.