General Wellness Check home test

General Wellness Check home test


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This tests for;

  • Anaemia
  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Diabetes (urine)
  • Vitamin D
  • Thyroid

The iron deficiency anaemia test will help you find out if you are anaemic or not. The kit includes all you need to carry the test out at home. Test sensitivity 30ng/ml.

Why do I need this anaemia test?

Anaemia is a common and potentially dangerous condition of the blood brought about when the body does not produce enough red blood cells. Anaemia due to iron depletion is widely held in children and women of all ages but mainly in women who still have their period (at least 20% suffer from iron deficiency).

You should do this iron deficiency anaemia test if you think you may be anaemic. The following are common symptoms of anaemia:

  • You feel tired most of the time or look pale.
  • You don’t have as much energy as you used to.
  • Your nails break easily.
  • Dizziness
  • You feel the cold all the time.
  • You find you are short of breath.
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
  • Angina
  • Your ankles tend to swell up.
  • A red, sore tongue and a reduced sense of taste, this is usually only a symptom with folic acid and vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia.


Vitamin D Test Home Blood Testing Kit

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. Some people don’t have enough vitamin D – called vitamin D deficiency.

Why do I need this test?

Between October and March, the sunlight in Britain is not strong enough to make enough vitamin D, and up to a quarter of the population has low levels of it in their blood.

Vitamin D deficiency can put people at risk of Rickets or Osteomalacia and some research suggests that not getting enough of it may also be linked to Heart conditions, Diabetes, Asthma and Cognitive impairment in older adults.

Diabetes Test Home  Testing Kit

What does the test involve?

This diabetes test detects the presence of glucose (sugar) and ketones in your urine. The pack contains 5 testing strips. If you obtain an abnormal result with the first strip, repeat the test using the additional test strips. This test is simple to use and takes only 60 seconds.

The test strips enclosed have 10 parameters on each strip. The 2 pads which relate to the detection of a diabetes are the Glucose and Ketone pads. The other remaining 8 test pad results are explained in brief at the end of the instructions.


Kidney Function Test

The kidney urine test detects the presence of Creatinine, Specific gravity and Protein in the urine which are possible indicators of kidney disease.

Kidney disease is a disease where the kidneys stop functioning normally. The most common cause of kidney disease is diabetes. Other causes of kidney disease are kidney stones, an immune disorder called systemic lupus erythematosus, uncontrolled high blood pressure and drugs.


Thyroid Function Test

The thyroid can be found in the front of your neck just below the Adam’s apple and is a small butterfly shaped gland where hormones are produced and released into the bloodstream.
The thyroid hormones are very important as they control the rate at which the body uses and stores energy from the food we eat (the metabolic rate).

What causes thyroid problems?

Thyroid problems can result from either of the following causes:

  • Overactive thyroid
    If the thyroid is overactive it produces too much T3 and T4, this condition is known as hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis.
  • Under-active thyroid
    If the thyroid is under-active it doesn’t produce enough T3 or T4, this condition is known as hypothyroidism (‘hypo’ means under). An under-active thyroid is the most common thyroid problem and is more common in women and people over the age of 60, though the condition can be present at birth.

Liver Test

This liver test detects abnormal levels of bilirubin and urobilinogen in urine, raised levels can indicate liver disease. It is recommended that you take this test if you are feeling generally unwell or are experiencing any of the following:

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of appetite
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes

Liver disease refers to any disease or disorder that causes the liver to stop functioning as it should, examples of liver disease are cirrhosis and hepatitis.

Why do I need this liver test?
Because of its location and many functions, the liver is prone to many diseases such as hepatitis A, B, C, E, alcohol damage, fatty liver and cirrhosis. There are over one hundred types of liver disease and they affect millions of people in the UK. This figure may only be the tip of an iceberg as many cases of liver disease remain undiagnosed. This is because your liver is very resourceful and able to work well enough even when it may be damaged. This means that you may often not ‘present’ with clear symptoms, or show obvious sign of liver disease or illness.

This simple home liver test can help to identify the health of your liver by checking for Bilirubin and Urobilinogen levels in your urine.

Urobilinogen: is normally present in low concentrations in urine. High levels of Urobilinogen can indicate liver disease or conditions associated with increased breakdown of red blood cells.

Bilirubin: is a brownish yellow protein usually excreted in bile. It is produced when the liver breaks down old red blood cells. Bilirubin is not usually found in normal urine. The presence of Bilirubin in urine is an early indicator of liver disease, obstruction of the bile duct or hepatitis. If urine contains Bilirubin it can make the colour of urine quite dark.

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