Turnaround Time: 4 Hour
Type of tube needed:
- 2 x SST Serum Separated Tube
- Flox For Blood Glucose
- EDTA Whole Blood
Tests included in this profile:
|General Haematology||Full Blood Count, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate|
|Lipid Profile||Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Total Cholesterol: HDL ratio, Non-HDL Cholesterol, Triglyceride|
|Diabetes||Haemoglobin A1c, Glucose|
|Kidney Function||Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Creatinine, Urea, Glomerular filtration rate (GFR)|
|Liver Function||Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Aminotransferase, Aspartate Aminotransferase, Gamma-glutamyl transferase, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein, GLOB (CAL)|
|Full Iron Profile||Iron, Total Iron Binding Capacity, Ferritin, Transferrin Saturation|
|Muscle & Bone||Creatine Kinase, Calcium, Adjusted calcium, Urate (Uric Acid)|
|Thyroid||TSH, Free T4|
Importance of the profile:
This is an extensive general wellness profile for both men and women.
Full Blood Count: A full blood count can be used to check your overall health and can detect a wide range of issues such as infection, anaemia and leukaemia. A full blood count will look at your red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
Lipid: High cholesterol levels can cause your arteries to become blocked – leading to coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke. Finding out about high levels of cholesterol can help you to make the positive lifestyle and dietary changes needed to improve your chances of a long and healthy life.
Diabetes: Checking your levels of HbA1c is how to confirm if you have (or are at risk of developing) diabetes. Unmanaged or undiagnosed diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality.
Iron Studies are a set of blood tests used to measure the amount of iron carried in the blood and stored in the body’s tissues. Iron deficiency can be the cause of a wide range of symptoms such as fatigue, chest pains and shortness of breath.
Kidney: Your kidneys play a vital role in keeping your body functioning including removing waste products, releasing hormones to regulate blood pressure and controlling the production of red blood cells.
Liver Function: The liver is responsible for many of the body’s essential functions such as regulating blood sugar levels, fighting infections and detoxifying your blood. Good liver function is vital to your overall health and wellbeing.
Thyroid: Thyroid disorders are common but often remain undiagnosed. If your thyroid isn’t functioning properly it can cause tiredness, mood problems and weight issues.
Muscle and Bone: A bone profile of blood tests helps to determine how well your body’s metabolic processes are affecting your skeleton. Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone and is caused by high levels of uric acid. Once diagnosed there are ways to manage symptoms and prevent recurrence.