LiveSmart Health Check + Thyroid Test + Diabetes Risk Check
Most of us don't know if we are healthy or not. Our Health Check service is designed to help you take control of your healthcare so that you can:
Well send you your convenient home collection kit with detailed instructions. If you'd prefer to have your blood taken by someone else we can arranage this for a small extra cost.
Your kit includes a finger prick blood collector which you send back to us in a pre-paid envelope (also included).
Your sample gets analysed in our laboratory, your results are evaluated alongside your profile by our Doctor. Your results and advice report will then be available to view online.
Your cardiovascular system is made up of your heart and blood vessels, and is responsible for transporting oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and waste products throughout the body. A healthy cardiovascular system ensures a good balance of nutrients and optimal brain and body function.
Your liver's main function is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract before passing it throughout the body. A vital organ, your liver is also responsible for detoxifying chemicals, metabolizing drugs, producing proteins, and more. Liver dysfunction can have a negative impact on your immune system and energy levels and can lead to liver disease and cancer.
Your kidney function reflects how well your kidneys are filtering your blood. Abnormal kidney function could result in the accumulation of waste products in the body, which can cause fatigue, headaches, nausea, and more.
Your bones play many roles in your body, from storing minerals to protecting organs such as the brain. Bone markers are indicators of how well bone tissue is being removed and replaced, aka "bone remodeling." Significantly abnormal marker levels suggest possible bone disorders.
Red blood cells are the most numerous cell type in your blood and have one main role: to carry oxygen to tissues in your body and transport carbon dioxide back to the lungs to be exhaled. If your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells, you may be anemic. Your platelets help your blood to clot, which stops you from bleeding and closes wounds.
Your white blood cells may travel in your blood but thay are actually part of the immune system and are responsible for protecting your body from disease and foreign materials. A low white blood cell count is a decrease in the disease-fighting cells your body depends on, while an overproduction of white blood cells could indicate the presence of diseases like leukemia.
A summary of your medical history helps us to interpret and make the best recommendations possible.
Information regarding your habits and lifestyle allows us to put your blood results in context and offer appropriate suggestions and advice.
Throughout the day our glucose level (blood sugar) varies with our food intake so testing the glucose in our blood once doesnt give us a full picture.
The glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) test measures the average glucose levels over the previous two to three months.
Unlike other blood sugar tests, the HbA1c test can be carried out at any time of day and doesnt require fasting.
An HbA1c level of 6.5% (48mol/mol) indicates type 2 diabetes. A result of 6-6.4% would indicate a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland, behind the brain, and is involved in the regulation of stable amounts of thyroid hormones.
The TSH test can be used to screen for and diagnose a thyroid disorder. Hyperthyroidism includes symptoms such as increased heart rate, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, weight loss, and weakness. Whereas Hypothyroidism symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, puffy skin , hair loss, and cold intolerance.
These conditions are symptomatic of underlying problems including thyroid tumour, graves disease, thyroiditis and iodine deficiency.