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Sports and Fitness Blood Test

Original price £77.00 - Original price £77.00
Original price
£77.00
£77.00 - £77.00
Current price £77.00

Our sports and fitness panel is designed to ensure that you are able to train and perform at your best. Ideal for continuous monitoring or getting a baseline.

  • Biomarkers: 15
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

Re-test guarantee

About the test

Our sports and fitness panel is designed to ensure that you are able to train and perform at your best. It allows you to understand your baseline physiological response to your training regime and target areas you may need to take action on to help improve your performance.

Repeat testing of these biomarkers will allow you to monitor your progress and improvement from your baseline over time. This is one of our most popular tests to have on subscription. 

What do we test and why?

We test testosterone levels to ensure that your testosterone levels are adequate to support muscle development and maintain energy levels.

We check cortisol levels from which can ten calculate your testosterone:cortisol ratio. Trends in this ratio allow you to ensure that you are not overtraining.

We check thyroid function as thyroid dysfunction will impact on your performance and we check creatine kinase with CRP, which is the markers of muscle damage or inflammation.

We also check iron levels (ferritin), vitamin B12 levels, and vitamin D levels as these micronutrients are essential for peak performance.

Lastly we test blood sugar levels (HbA1c) and cholesterol levels as general markers of your state of health.

15 Biomarkers

  1. CHOLESTEROL

    - LDL cholesterol
    - Non-HDL cholesterol
    - HDL cholesterol
    - Total cholesterol
    - Total cholesterol to HDL ratio
    - Triglycerides

  2. DIABETES

    - HbA1c

  3. VITAMINS, IRON AND MUSCLES

    - Ferritin
    - Vitamin D
    - Vitamin B12
    - Creatine Kinase (CK)
    - C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

  4. HORMONES

    - Cortisol
    - Testosterone
    - Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

  5. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? You can add other biomarkers to the shopping basket together with this panel. Frequently added: Ultimate Performance Blood Test

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:


    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

High levels of inflammation in the body can hinder recovery and athletic performance. Our panel measures markers like C-reactive protein (CRP) and creatine kinase (CK) to assess inflammation and muscle damage.

Metabolic health evaluation, such as glucose levels, insulin sensitivity, and lipid profiles is also essential in any sports endeavour. These markers can indicate the risk of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular health.

Red flag symptoms for the Sports and Fitness Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of serious underlying illness. 

  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Drenching sweats during the night.
  • Persistent fevers.
  • Progressively severe symptoms of any kind.

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Sports and Fitness Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Sports and Fitness Blood Test.

You should take this test after any symptoms of a short term illness have settled.

Take this test as close to 9am as possible.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Sports and Fitness Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Sports and Fitness Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on hello@onedaytests.com or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

Is there anything else I should measure?

Yes. You may want to monitor markers like sodium, potassium, and magnesium levels to ensure proper hydration and electrolyte balance, which are vital for endurance and muscle function.

You can add the Electrolytes panel to this test.

Why are hormones important?

Hormones play a critical role in physical performance, muscle growth, and recovery. Measurements of cortisol and thyroid hormones, as well as monitoring testosterone/cortisol ratio will help you optimise hormonal balance.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • To see if your body can support your training regime
  • To help maintain peak performance
  • To help assess your nutritional status

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

A sports and fitness blood test, often referred to as a sports performance panel or fitness blood panel, can provide valuable insights into your health and fitness status, especially if you are engaged in athletic training, competitive sports or a rigorous fitness training regime.

It is also essential to understand that you are not over-training and doing more harm than good!

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Men, Sport and Fitness, and Women

Why blood tests are important.