Basic Blood Screen
This at home test measures 16 key blood markers to give you an excellent overview of your health and wellbeing. This test brings together markers to assess your liver and kidney function, your cholesterol levels and your inflammation levels.
Please note this is a fasting test requiring you to fast overnight prior to taking the sample. This means that you should consume no food or drink (except plain water) for at least 12 hours before taking the sample.
Number of biomarkers tested: 16
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• Blood collection device using finger-prick method
• Tracked 24 return mailing bag
• A doctor validated report
• 3 working days turnaround from sample receipt at lab
Order by 4pm weekdays and your test will be the dispatched the same day (excluding bank holidays). Royal Mail tracked 24 shipping is provided free of charge. You will be emailed your tracking number.
Your results will show the levels of each of the individual markers in your blood. The levels for each will be identified as normal, low or high.
The liver and kidneys, as major organs, play an important role in the body. The liver detoxifies substances in the blood like alcohol, caffeine, paracetamol and hormones, as well as producing enzymes, blood clotting factors and bile, it helps to maintain hormone balance, and stores vitamins and glycogen. The kidneys help to regulate blood pressure, maintain electrolyte balance and filter the blood, getting rid of waste products.
Liver function testing can help identify blocked bile ducts, jaundice, Gilbert’s syndrome, liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and some types of cancer. Kidney function testing can help identify kidney disease, kidney stones and heart failure.
Fats are an essential constituent of cells and used as a source of energy in the body, however having too much of certain types of fats in the blood is not healthy and can lead to heart attack and stroke. Testing the levels of the different cholesterol can identify high cholesterol and whether you are at greater risk of heart and stroke.
CRP is a protein made by the liver and released into the blood within a few hours after tissue injury, the start of an infection or other inflammation causes. It is often the first evidence of inflammation or an infection in the body. CRP can also be consistently raised in people with chronic inflammatory conditions. Measuring CRP is not specific to diagnose any condition, but it does serve as a general non-specific marker that an infection or inflammation is developing.
Cholesterol looks at the levels of the different types of fats in your blood; cholesterol and triglycerides. Fats are an essential constituent of cells and a source of energy, however having too much of certain types of fats in the blood can be indicative of heart attack and stroke risk.
• High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL)
• Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL)
• Total cholesterol
• Total triglycerides
• Cholesterol ratio
The liver is the largest organ in your body (after the skin) and a vitally important one. It plays a major role in metabolism, detoxification and protein synthesis. The health and function of the liver can be tested through the liver enzymes, waste products and the main protein made by the
• Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
• Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
• Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)
• Total Protein
The kidneys play a key role in your body by filtering the blood, excreting waste products, balancing electrolyte levels, controlling blood pressure and stimulating the production of red blood cells. The health and function of the kidneys can be tested through measuring the levels of certain waste products in the blood, the volume of blood filtered and certain electrolytes.
• Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
CRP is a protein made by the liver and released into the blood within a few hours after tissue injury, the start of an infection or other inflammation causes. It is often the first evidence of inflammation or an infection in the body. CRP can also be consistently raised in people with chronic inflammatory conditions.
What are your opening times?
Our customer care team is available on live chat and telephone: 8am-10pm, Monday – Friday and 8am-4pm on the weekends.
Do you have a medical advisory board?
Dr Gareth James (GP & Medical Director) and Sian Baker (Dip ION mBANT mCNHC Head of Wellbeing Services) make up our medical advisory board. They work with us to ensure that products, lab partners and test result reports are accredited and accurate.
I've purchased a test but I'm unsure how to collect my sample?
Our Helpful Guides page contains both video and illustrated instructions to follow to correctly take your sample.
Are your labs accredited?
We only partner with ISO and UKAS accredited labs.