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New Year Resolution Blood Test

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Original price £68.00
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Current price £58.00
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Current price £58.00

20 BIOMARKERS

Fancy a change? A baseline reading of your state of health so that you can then monitor the progress you make with your new lifestyle.

Easy sample collection at our clinics or via a home kit.

Results - super fast for most markers (check specific turnaround below), with Health Dashboard explanations.

Quick and simple, from a local lab you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option:

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

Benefits

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK
  • Kit includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample, together with detailed instructions on how to do it. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24
  • Same accuracy from the comfort of your home

Re-test guarantee

About the test

Our New Year Resolution panel is designed to give you a baseline reading of your state of health so that you can then monitor the progress you make with your new lifestyle. After the over-indulgence of the festive period we suggest checking liver function, blood sugar levels (HbA1c) and cholesterol levels. This helps to flag up any potential issues with diabetes risk, liver disease and cardiovascular risk, and will also allow you to see improvement in your health as you improve your diet, increase exercise levels, and cut down alcohol intake.

We also test your Vitamin D level which is important for supporting your immune system and muscle funtion. Low levels of Vitamin D may mean you are not getting enough exposure to natural sunlight and/or not eating enough foods rich in Vitamin D.

This panel has been developed by our Clinical Governance Director, Dr. Adam Staten and covers the following:

Diabetes (HbA1c)

We measure HbA1c to get a baseline for the blood sugar reading, to be improved on in 3 months time! This is your goal. As you lose weight or improve your lifestyle with exercise - your HbA1c should generally decrease as well.

In addition, excess body weight, especially abdominal fat, can lead to insulin resistance, which is a key factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. When you lose weight, especially if you reduce fat in and around your organs (visceral fat), your body sensitivity to insulin tends to improve. This means your cells are better able to use glucose from your bloodstream for energy, resulting in lower blood sugar levels over time.

Cholesterol (Lipids) Blood Test

Cholesterol is an essential part of every cell in our body. However, too much cholesterol running in our bloodstream can lead to cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. This is why monitoring your levels with a cholesterol blood test is vital.

Cholesterol can increase with age, be a result of a poor diet, or high cholesterol levels can run in families. Whatever the reason, a blood test for cholesterol levels means you can make treatment and lifestyle decisions early and take control of your health early on.

Liver function

The liver blood test is one of the most commonly performed tests by doctors and will let you know how well your liver is working.

The liver is a very active organ. It is involved in digestion, the removal of waste products, and the processing of medications and toxins, as well as being part of the immune system and hormonal system. It is a very resilient organ and will continue to function even if quite significantly damaged. Because of this, symptoms of liver disease often do not appear until the disease is well advanced.

The liver can be damaged by lots of different things including alcohol, illness, drugs and medication but possibly the most common threat to our livers is "fatty liver disease" caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.

A blood test for liver function measures:

  • A number of different liver enzymes
  • The levels of protein produced by the liver
  • Levels of bilirubin, which is a waste product produced by the liver

Taken together, these tests give an accurate impression of how well your liver is functioning and will look for early signs of liver damage. Caught early, liver disease can often be reversed.

With your blood test liver function results explained in our results, your GP can use the info to perform a calculation known as the Fib-4 calculation. If you have abnormal liver tests, this calculation will give you more information as to whether the liver has any scarring or permanent damage.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in various physiological processes in the human body. Vitamin D is produced in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight and manifests itself in the more biologically active form of D3.

Apart from being essential for healthy bones, hair and skin, adequate vitamin D levels are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. It may help regulate blood pressure and reduce inflammation.

Vitamin D is important for muscle strength and function, and deficiency can lead to muscle weakness and pain. Finally, it is important in managing autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes - these have all been linked to low vitamin D levels.

30 Biomarkers

  1. CHOLESTEROL FUNCTION

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

  2. KIDNEY FUNCTION

    - Total protein
    - Creatinine
    - eGFR
    - Urea

  3. LIVER FUNCTION

    - Globulin calculation
    - Albumin
    - Total protein
    - Bilirubin
    - Alanine AminoTransferase (ALT)
    - Gamma-GlutamylTransferase (GGT)
    - Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
    - Aspartate AminoTransferase (AST)

  4. BLOOD SUGAR

    - HbA1c

  5. MICRONUTRIENTS

    - Vitamin D

  6. UPGRADE

    Not enough biomarkers? Check out the Essential All Systems Blood Test, for a comprehensive body check up.

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    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, you should allow up to 48 hours for you results to come back for routine testing and potentially longer for specialised investigations.

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.

Most often, weight gain, or difficulty losing weight, is due to a mismatch between the amount of energy you take in through food, and the amount of energy you expend through exercise.

There are, however, a few medical conditions that can cause weight gain, and a few medical problems that can cause symptoms such as abdominal swelling that can mimic weight gain.

Red flag symptoms for the New Year Resolution 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. 

  • Bleeding when you open your bowels. 
  • Unexplained weight loss. 
  • Progressively worsening abdominal pain. 
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes. 

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your New Year Resolution 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 New Year Resolution Blood Test.

Take this test after any symptoms of a short term illness have settled.

You do not need to fast for this test.

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 New Year Resolution 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 New Year Resolution 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.

Why do you test liver function?

After the overindulgence of the festive period it is important to get a baseline of the values, so that you can monitor the results over time. Come back and redo this test in 3 months, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Do I need to change my diet before the test?

You do not need to change your diet or fast for this test.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • You would like to lead a healthier lifestyle and monitor your progress over time
  • You are worried about whether the weight issues are due to nutrition or other health issues
  • You want to form a baseline for your lifestyle management programme

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Jehad Al-Nashash, I am the Laboratory Director. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

New year - new you! You are trying to improve your lifestyle, after the excesses of the festive period - look no further. This is the baseline test to get you going.

You do not have to wait to start exercising - do it now. You do not have to wait to improve your diet - now is the right time.

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Diabetes, Dr. Adam Staten Test Panel, Liver pain, Nutrition, Weight gain, Weight loss, and Women

Why blood tests are important.