Senior Clinical Fellow Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Royal Brompton Hospital & Harefield Hospital
Feeling Tired & Fatigued all the time? Look no further.
Investigate why you are feeling tired all the time with this advanced blood test which will help monitor various biomarkers known for playing a role in low energy levels. Monitoring medically established biomarkers such as vitamin D, B12, thyroid hormones, Iron status, red blood cells, white blood cells for current/ recent infections will highlight vital signs of why your energy levels are low.
Advanced Tiredness & Fatigue
HbA1c measures average blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months. It is a commonly used test to diagnose and monitor diabetes, as well as to assess the effectiveness of diabetes management strategies. However, HbA1c levels can be affected by other factors such as anemia, liver disease, and chronic kidney disease.
Platelet count is a measurement of the number of platelets in a person's blood. Platelets are small blood cells that play a key role in blood clotting and wound healing. They are produced in the bone marrow along with red blood cells and white blood cells. A platelet count test is a routine part of a complete blood count (CBC) and is used to assess the overall health of an individual
MPV (Mean Platelet Volume) is a laboratory test that measures the average size of platelets in a sample of blood. Platelets are small cells in the blood that are involved in the formation of blood clots and the healing of wounds. Measurement of MPV levels can provide important information about platelet function and can be used to diagnose and monitor certain medical conditions.
Haemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells, plays a crucial role in carrying oxygen throughout the body and giving blood its characteristic red hue. This test evaluates the quantity of haemoglobin present in the blood and serves as an effective gauge of its capacity to transport oxygen.
HCT, (haematocrit), quantifies the volume of blood occupied by red blood cells, representing the proportion of space they occupy within the bloodstream.
The Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count is a test that measures the quantity of red blood cells present in the bloodstream. These cells play a vital role in transporting oxygen from the lungs to various parts of the body to support essential processes like respiration and movement. Additionally, they carry carbon dioxide generated by cells back to the lungs to facilitate its elimination through exhalation.
MCV (mean corpuscular volume), measures the typical size of red blood cells, a critical parameter to assess as it can provideinsight into the capacityof these cells to carry oxygen throughout the body.
MCH (corpuscular haemoglobin) is a metric used to assess the average quantity of haemoglobin present in an individual red blood cell.
MCHC, (mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration), is a measure of the typical concentration of haemoglobin in an individual's red blood cells. Haemoglobin is a molecule that enables the transportation of oxygen by red blood cells to various parts of the body.
Red Blood Cell Distribution Width (RDW) is a test used to determine whether an individual's red blood cells exhibit uniformity in terms of size and shape or if there are variations in size and shape. Typically, red blood cells have a consistent size and shape, but certain blood disorders can cause them to assume abnormal dimensions. The test measures the disparity between the largest and smallest red blood cells present in the sample.
The White Blood Cell (WBC) Count is a test that determines the quantity of white blood cells present in the bloodstream. These cells play a crucial role in the body's immune system by combating infections and shielding the body from harmful foreign substances such as bacteria and germs. Furthermore, white blood cells generate numerous antibodies and memory cells to prevent further infections caused by the same germ.
hsCRP (High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein) is a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation in the body. Measurement of hsCRP levels can provide important information about a person's cardiovascular health and is often used in combination with other risk factors, such as cholesterol levels and blood pressure, to determine a person's overall CVD risk.
Iron is a mineral that is essential for human health. It plays a crucial role in the production of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Iron is also involved in several other important functions in the body, such as immune system function and the regulation of cell growth and differentiation.
Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC) measures the amount of iron-binding sites in the blood. It is used to assess the amount of transferrin, a protein that carries iron in the blood, and to help diagnose iron-related disorders. TIBC is often measured along with other iron tests, such as serum iron and ferritin, to provide a complete picture of an individual's iron status.
Transferrin Saturation measures the amount of iron bound to transferrin in the blood relative to the maximum amount of iron that transferrin can bind. Transferrin is a protein in the blood that binds to and transports iron in the body. Transferrin Saturation is used to assess iron metabolism in the body.
Ferritin is a protein found in the body that stores iron and releases it as needed. It is commonly measured as a biomarker in blood tests to assess iron stores and iron metabolism in the body. Ferritin levels can indicate whether an individual has too much or too little iron stored in the body.
eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate) assess kidney function. It is calculated using a formula that takes into account factors such as age, sex, race, and creatinine levels in the blood. A lower eGFR can indicate decreased kidney function or kidney disease. It is important to note that eGFR is an estimated value and may not reflect actual kidney function.
Urea is a waste product produced by the liver as a result of protein metabolism. It is eliminated from the body through the kidneys. Elevated urea levels in the blood, known as hyperuremia, can indicate kidney dysfunction or damage, as the kidneys are responsible for removing urea from the blood.
Creatinine is a waste product produced by muscle metabolism that is eliminated from the body through the kidneys. It is used as a biomarker to assess kidney function, as creatinine levels in the blood are an indicator of how well the kidneys are filtering waste from the blood.
TSH, or Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that regulates the production and release of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland. TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce and release thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which play important roles in regulating metabolism, growth, and development
FT3 (Free Triiodothyronine) is a type of thyroid hormone that is produced and released bythe thyroid gland in response to stimulation by the pituitary hormone TSH (ThyroidStimulating Hormone). FT3 acts as a key regulator of metabolism and energy balance in thebody. It is a crucial component of the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, whichhelps to regulate the production and release of thyroid hormones.
FT4 (Free Thyroxine) is a type of thyroid hormone that is produced and regulated by the thyroid gland. It plays a critical role in regulating metabolism and energy production in the body. FT4 levels in the blood are used as a biomarker to assess thyroid function and to diagnose thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels) or hyperthyroidism (high thyroid hormone levels).
Folate is measured as a biomarker to assess the nutritional status of an individual and to determine if supplementation is necessary. Folate (also known as Vitamin B9) is a water-soluble Vitamin B that plays an important role in several key bodily functions including red blood cell formation, nerve function, mental health and DNA synthesis.
Active B12, also known as holotranscobalamin, is a form of Vitamin B12 that is biologically active and readily available for use by the body. Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that plays a key role in several important bodily functions such as, red blood cell formation, nerve function, mental health and DNA synthesis.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in human health. It is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because the body can produce it when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D can also be obtained from certain foods, such as fatty fish and fortified dairy products, and from supplements.
Please view the video provided below for a step-by-step guide on how to perform our home test kits.
Dr Dany Succar
Charlotte Genevieve Brown
BSc Nutrition and Health
Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr)