Top 5 tests for monitoring your client’s health progress


Everything you need to know about 5 of our most popular monitoring tests.




Bella Marsden

Fri Jan 15 2021

When implementing a health plan for your client, you want to be sure that any changes in how a client looks or feels is also reflected in improvements to their health markers. Medichecks offer a range of in-depth monitoring tests designed to be taken regularly throughout the year to track how a person’s health is changing and can be used to make tweaks to a health or fitness plan. Here are some of our most popular tests for regular monitoring.

 

1. Health and Lifestyle

Retail price: £79

Sample type: finger-prick or venous

Biomarkers: 20

This overall health check is a great starting point to establish your client’s current state of health, with tests for liver health, cholesterol status, iron, and key vitamins. This test is useful to indicate whether someone’s diet and lifestyle could be negatively impacting their health, and which areas need to be addressed.

Key biomarkers: Total Cholesterol: HDL ratio, ALT, GGT, Ferritin, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, CRP HS

Testing schedule: This test can be taken every 3 to 12 months to monitor health changes. If any markers are outside the normal range, then a retest between 4-12 weeks may be recommended.

 

2. Advanced Well Man and Advanced Well Woman

Retail price: £149

Sample type: venous

Biomarkers: 47, 50

For a more in-depth profile, the Advanced Well Man and Well Woman contain everything in the Health and Lifestyle test plus diabetes (HbA1c), additional vitamins and minerals, thyroid function, red and white blood cells, and key male and female hormones.

Key biomarkers: Testosterone, Oestradiol, FSH, LH, HbA1c, Folate, Magnesium, FT4, FT3, TSH

Testing schedule: This test can be taken every 3 to 12 months to monitor health changes. If any markers are outside the normal range then a retest between 4-12 weeks may be recommended.

 

3. Advanced Thyroid Function

Retail price: £79

Sample type: finger-prick of venous

Biomarkers: 10

Thyroid conditions are very common, particularly in women, and can cause a range of symptoms including fatigue, low mood, and weight gain or loss. Our advanced thyroid profile takes a detailed look at thyroid function including antibodies and thyroid nutrition, for optimum thyroid health.

Key biomarkers: Thyroglobulin Antibodies, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, Ferritin, FT4, FT3, TSH, Folate

Testing schedule: We recommend those with a thyroid condition who wish to monitor it privately have a test every 6 weeks to 3 months. If they are managing their condition well, they may wish to test every 12 months.

 

4. Female Hormones and AMH

Retail price: Price on request

Sample type: finger-prick or venous

Biomarkers: 6

This profile gives an in-depth look at 6 key hormones for women that can affect fertility and overall health, including thyroid hormones, FSH, LH, and prolactin. It also includes a test for Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) which can be used as an estimate for ovarian reserve (the number of remaining viable eggs).

Key biomarkers: AMH, FT4, TSH, FSH, LH, Prolactin

Testing schedule: This test can be taken every 6 to 12 months to monitor hormone levels, or as part of an investigation into fertility.

 

5. Ultimate Performance

Retail price: £199

Sample type: venous

Biomarkers: 58

One of our most comprehensive profiles, the Ultimate Performance test has 58 markers for everything from hormones, thyroid function, and inflammation to blood cell count, cortisol, and muscle health. This test is ideal for anyone wanting an in-depth health check or those with a focus on fitness and sports performance.

Key biomarkers: Testosterone, Oestradiol, Iron, Ferritin, CRP HS, Creatinine Kinase

Testing schedule: This test can be taken every 3 to 12 months for in-depth health and performance monitoring. It can also be incorporated into a training and race schedule for athletes to monitor how the body is recovering.

 

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