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

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

£149.00

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.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 3 working days from sample receipt at lab
Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Blood Test
Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Blood Test
Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Blood Test
Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) Blood Test

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.

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.

From the expert

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.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

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Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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Questions? Let us help
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.