About our health tests
Depending on which health assessment you book, you’ll have a range of health checks and tests
What health tests and checks do we do?
Our health assessments include a range of measurements, tests and checks to gauge your health and fitness. The ones you'll have will depend on which assessment you book. Compare our health assessments.
If you’re having your health assessment at home, we’ll send you a blood sampling device as part of your kit.
Diabetes HbA1c test
This blood test can check for Type 2 diabetes. Or, if you know you have diabetes, the test can help to monitor your existing condition. Diabetes can put you at risk of kidney disease, eye disease, heart attack, stroke and nerve damage, among other things. You don't have to fast before this test.
Comprehensive profile of cholesterol and other blood fats
This is a blood test which checks for a range of blood fats. Too much or too little of these fats can increase your risk of clogged arteries, heart attack, stroke, cancer and mental health conditions, for example.
This measures how many red blood cells you have, as these carry oxygen and carbon dioxide around your body. A low count means you have anaemia (deficiency in Folic acid, B12 or iron), and it s important to find out why. Equally, your count might be higher than normal, and again you'd need to find the underlying cause.
Additional tests we may recommend as part of your health assessment
During your health assessment, you and your health adviser or doctor might agree that you need one or more additional tests. They will select these extra test/s from the list below. The cost is included within what you've paid for your health assessment.
- Full blood count to detect any deficiencies, inflammation or infection, and spot any problems with clotting or bleeding
- Kidney function test to check for infection, damage or disease
- Liver function test to check for infection, damage or disease
- Resting heart activity (ECG)† where electrodes painlessly measure your heart’s electrical signals
- Vitamin B12 and folate test to check for a deficiency that causes anaemia
- Vitamin D test to see if your bones or other aspects of your health may be at risk
- Spirometry screening to check for scarring in your lungs, asthma or COPD (only available if you’re a smoker)
- Coeliac screening to test for any auto-immune response to eating gluten
- Ferritin test to check for a type of anaemia caused by iron deficiency
- Thyroid function test (TSH) to find out if your thyroid gland might be overactive or underactive
- Cervical cancer and HPV screening (for women aged 25+ only)
- Bowel cancer test (for men and women aged 45+ only)
- PSA test to check for the possibility of prostate cancer (for those with a prostate aged 50+ or as an optional paid extra if you re under 50)