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Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Blood Test
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Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Blood Test

Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Blood Test

A blood test to measure the level of IGF-1, a hormone which helps to control how rapidly the body's cells grow and reproduce.

Is it for you?

Are you looking to slow ageing by limiting your protein intake or by calorie restriction? Are you about to start a fasting regime and want to assess the impact on your IGF-1? This London-lab-only test can give you a measure of your IGF-1 levels which you can track over time.
Blood sample 1 test included 2 working days turnaround

£99.00

Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (Somatomedin C) is a hormone which helps to control how rapidly the body's cells grow and reproduce. Although a high level of IGF-1 is necessary for growth in children, there are thought to be negative implications in adulthood, as having high IGF-1 is associated with the reproduction of cancer cells, and also the ageing process.

IGF-1 blood tests are used to diagnose growth abnormalities and to evaluate pituitary function. However, you may want a blood test to measure your IGF-1 if you are about to start a programme of intermittent fasting, or if you have already been intermittent fasting and would like to assess the effect it has had. High IGF1 levels can be associated with high protein intake.

Hormones

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on my.medichecks.com.
Expert interpretation<br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

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Questions? Let us help

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.