Weight Loss Blood Test
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- Cholesterol Status
- Iron Status
- Thyroid Hormones
- Adrenal Hormones
- Liver Health
- Muscle Health
Hormones (3 Biomarkers)
Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)
Diabetes (1 Biomarker)
Iron Status (5 Biomarkers)
Thyroid Hormones (2 Biomarkers)
Vitamins (1 Biomarker)
Adrenal Hormones (1 Biomarker)
Liver Health (4 Biomarkers)
Inflammation (1 Biomarker)
Muscle Health (1 Biomarker)
Special instructionsPlease take your sample as soon as possible after waking. CRP levels can be affected by infection, inflammation, and illness. If you are taking this test because you have recently developed symptoms or they are worsening you should discuss these with your doctor. We suggest taking your test when any short-term change in your symptoms have settled. Fasting is optional for this test. Eating fatty foods might affect the results of a small number of blood tests so we may advise a retest when you are fasted. If you are interested in your triglyceride or LDL levels, then we do recommend fasting. Take this test between days 2 and 5 of your period. It can be taken at any time if you are not having periods. Your result could be affected by corticosteroid medication (e.g. prednisolone). Ask your doctor whether you should stop before testing. HRT and the contraceptive pill can affect the results of this test, taking the test during a break from these will give more accurate results. 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. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks. You should take this test before you take any vitamin or mineral supplements. Avoid heavy exercise and eating meat-rich meals for 48 hours before your test.
This profile investigates possible causes for your weight loss stalling, or for gaining weight unexpectedly.
Why take this test?
- You want to investigate whether there could be an underlying reason why you are struggling to lose weight
- You're about to start a weight loss programme and you want to understand any health risks before you start
- You want to know whether an underactive thyroid or a hormone imbalance could be causing you to gain weight
- You know that there are health risks associated with being overweight and you want to check your health status
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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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