About the Tired All The Time Blood Test
Tiredness is a very common complaint. Often it is a result of busy and stressful lifestyles, but it may be a symptom of a number of medical conditions.
The Tired All the Time Screen will help you exclude these as a cause of your fatigue or will allow you to receive the treatment that will make you feel better. Because tiredness can result from so many different conditions, this screen includes a large number of biomarkers.
We check your full blood count to exclude anaemia and other blood disorders, the inflammatory marker CRP to exclude infection and autoimmune disorders, your thyroid function because an under-active thyroid is a common cause of tiredness, and the health of your liver and kidneys because problems with these can also cause fatigue.
We test your sugar levels to exclude diabetes, which is another important and common cause of tiredness.
Lastly, we check for the micronutrients vitamin B12, folate and ferritin (a marker of iron levels). Deficiencies in these nutrients are very common and easily treated, and low levels of all these vitamins can cause you to feel exhausted.
FULL BLOOD COUNT
- White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
- Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)
- Haemoglobin (HGB)
- Hematocrit (HCT)
- Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
- Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)
- Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
- Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW)
- Platelets (PLT) (Venous samples only)
- Mean Platelet Volume (MPV)
- Lymphocytes (LYM)
- Monocytes (MON)
- Neutrophils (NEU)
- Eosinophils (EOS)
- Basophils (BAS)
- Unbound thyroxine (Free T4)
- Unbound triiodothyronine (Free T3)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Vitamin B-12
- Folate serum
- Globulin calculation
- Total protein
- Alanine Transferase (ALT)
- Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)
- Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
- Fasting Glucose (Venous only, not available in home kit test).
- C-Reactive protein