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Leptin Blood Test
Leptin Blood Test
Leptin Blood Test
Leptin Blood Test
Leptin Blood Test

Leptin Blood Test

Leptin is often called a 'hunger hormone' because it regulates appetite by signalling to the brain that you have eaten enough food. This test measures the level of leptin in your blood.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 7 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Please include your height and weight with your sample
Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells and is an important component in the long term regulation of body weight.

Leptin communicates directly with your brain, telling it how much fat is in storage. It controls appetite, energy and metabolic rate. Insufficient leptin can cause a persistent sensation of hunger. It also plays a very important role in calorie intake and calorie burning. This test may indicate why you have constant problems controlling your weight. If you lose and gain weight only to revert to the same size, you may have a problem with your leptin levels.

This test is supplied with reference ranges for people with a body mass index between 18 and 37. If you have a body mass index outside of this range then we cannot supply a reference range with your result.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

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.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

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.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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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.