Ferritin is a protein that stores iron in the body and is the most useful indicator of iron deficiency as stores can be decreased before any blood iron levels are low. This test can also indicate if blood iron stores are too high. If your body is storing too much or too little iron this requires follow up testing from your GP.
ESSENTIAL HEALTH CHECK TEST
We have teamed up with a leading health and wellness company with over 40 years of experience to bring you the best in nutritional optimisation.
Essential Health Check…
Begin the journey to improving your health and wellbeing with our Essential Health Check.
- Test for 19 different health markers, covering: cholesterol and triglycerides, liver function, vitamin D, iron deficiency, B12, and folate.
- Simple at-home finger-prick blood test. No social interaction required.
- Provides hospital standard, easy-to-read traffic light results.
- Supporting guidebook provided to help you make effective lifestyle changes.
- Receive advice to better support your overall health.
- Customers must be aged 18 years or over to take this test. This test is not available to customers who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Only available in the UK
OPTIMISE YOUR HEALTH AT HOME
Using a quick and easy home-to-laboratory finger-prick blood test means we can measure exactly what’s going on in your blood. Get your results within 7 days, and you’ll receive advice on whether your results are acceptable, if lifestyle changes are required, and if a visit to your GP is recommended.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
It’s time to start taking care of yourself, including your immune system. The Essential Health Check offers a scientific understanding of whether you are deficient in vitamins and iron, with advice to take simple steps to better protect your health overall.
TAKE STEPS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER
Take control of your health in a positive way. Receive guidance about your liver health, and the “bad” and “good” cholesterols, and triglycerides. With support and guidance to hand, it’s easy to make changes to better support your wellbeing.
WHAT DO WE TEST FOR?
Vitamin B12 has many roles in your body. It plays a really important role in red blood cell production and helps your nervous system to function properly.
Vitamin B12 levels are important for aspects including boosting your energy, improving your memory and helping to prevent heart disease.
Vitamin D is needed by the body for both physical and mental health, but is best known for making sure that bones and muscles (including your heart) are strong and growing properly. It also helps regulate the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency is related to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. The development or worsening of mental health conditions, such as depression and low mood has also been linked to inadequate levels of vitamin D.
The liver is responsible for functions vital to life. The liver primarily processes nutrients from foods, removes toxins from the body and builds proteins. It breaks down fats, it converts glucose into energy stores and produces hormones. It also helps the body fight off infections.
What we measure
Albumin; a protein that is made in your liver. It helps to transport nutrients and hormones, as well as helps to grow and repair tissues in your body.
Globulin; a group of proteins made in your liver. Globulins play an important role in liver function, blood clotting and fighting infections.
Total protein; your albumin and globulin levels combined.
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT); a protein enzyme that is only found in your liver, so it’s a good indicator of your liver function. A high ALT level can be a sign of liver damage as the ALT protein is released into the bloodstream from the damaged liver cells.
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP); your liver is one of the main sources of ALP, but some is also made in your bones, intestines, pancreas, and kidneys.
Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT); a protein enzyme found mainly in the liver. A high GGT can indicate damage to the liver or bile ducts.
Total bilirubin; a yellow pigment. High bilirubin levels can be a sign that your liver is damaged. Sometimes high levels can be caused by Gilbert’s syndrome which is a harmless inherited disorder.
When you think of cholesterol, you probably think of ‘bad’ or high cholesterol. But there’s also a ‘good’ type of cholesterol that your body needs to keep at an optimum level.
Cholesterol plays an important role in many of the body’s processes. However, it’s important that cholesterol levels don’t go out of balance.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good kind of cholesterol. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), VLDL and non-HDL are the bad types of cholesterol along with triglycerides that you want to keep in check.
The Essential Health Check measures all of these and total cholesterol as well. The test also calculates your total cholesterol to HDL ratio and your triglycerides to HDL ratio which are both useful information for a GP in determining your risk of heart problems or stroke.
The main aim is to focus on lowering your “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides, and increasing your “good” HDL cholesterol to an optimum level.
Folate is one of the B-vitamins and it has many functions in the body. It is vital for the formation of red blood cells, energy levels and contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Your body can’t build up a store of folate so you can become deficient in a matter of weeks. So it’s important to continuously get enough from your diet or from supplements.
HOW EASY IS THE PROCESS?
1 - Order the test online. Provide us with date of birth when prompted via our email.
2 - Receive the test at home.
3 - Take the easy finger prick blood test and post your sample back to our laboratory.
4 - Receive your easy to read results via email within 7 days.
What’s In Your Essential Health Check Testing Kit
Your essential health check test starts and ends its journey at our partner companies laboratory. By placing your order, dispatching your kit and processing your blood sample all in one place, we fully safeguard the stability and security of your sample.
- A prepaid return envelope (UK & Ireland only)
- Two single-use lancets
- One absorbent wand
- One absorbent wand containers
- One adhesive plaster
- A cleansing wipe
THESE TESTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DUE TO THEIR NATURE (BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES) AND THE POSIBILITY OF KIT TAMPERING.
Declaration and Consent Statement
Essential Health Check
1. The test is for you, or you are the parent or guardian of the person taking the test.
2. The person taking the test is over the age of eighteen years.
3. The person taking the test is not pregnant or breastfeeding
5. The person taking the test has fasted overnight for more than 8 hours (water only) before providing the blood sample.
6. The person taking the test understands that if less than 600μL of blood is provided they may receive limited or no results.
7. The person taking the test understands that if they do not complete and attach the small label to the blood sample tube then they will not receive any results.
Your information will be kept safe at all times in compliance with the latest data protection legislation and GDPR regulations.
Our quality assurance procedures are audited by independent authorities to ensure compliance with international regulations (ISO 13485:2016). Laboratories produce unique sterile blood collection kits that comply with the European Medical Device Regulation 2017/745 , Article 22 and the European In Vitro Diagnostic Directive 98/79/EC.
THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED
Do you have a payment plan?
We have Klarna available on the checkout page.
Is the Weight Loss Programme personalised?
Yes and no. To keep costs low this is a generic digital download. However, it comes with access to a private Instagram group that has direct contact with both Sarah and Charlotte.
Can you help with PCOS and weight loss?
Yes. We have a lot of women on our programme with PCOS. One of whom have recently had a baby after struggling for so long due to weight management.
Why is the Weight Loss Programme a one time payment?
Because we want to make a weight loss education affordable for all. We teach you what we know immediately. You can stay part of our Instagram group for as long as we have it. Why? Because we trust what we do. Statistically, 98% of our clients do not contact us after the first 4 weeks because they have gained enough knowledge to carry on with their lives without being controlled by weight loss, but they know enough to still keep heading towards their goals.
Is the Weight Loss Programme an exact meal plan?
No. This programme is a calorie deficit programme specific to you so therefore, you get the freedom of deciding what your calories are used on. Why? No two people are on the same calorie allowance. Therefore all meal plans would need to be made-to-measure. But we teach you the art of meal planning, prepping and eating out.