Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Blood Testing

What is it?

The biochemical assessment service we offer involves the measurement of three separate health related blood markers – Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Glucose.

Why it is important?

  • Cholesterol is utilised in many bodily functions and is essential for human health. However, in excess this can contribute to the development of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).
  • Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body and important for many body functions. Excess energy (calories) from your diet will be stored as triglycerides in your fat cells. Overtime this can contribute to being overweight/obese and increase your risk of CVD and other diseases.
  • Glucose is an important source of energy for exercising muscles, the brain and other tissues and your body tightly controls blood glucose levels with the hormone insulin. High levels of glucose can indicate you are resistant to the effects of insulin, which if left unchecked can progress to Type 2 Diabetes, which increases your risk of CVD and other diseases

Benefits:

The results for this test are immediate and we will quickly be able to determine how your cholesterol/triglyceride/glucose levels relate to general normative values. Additionally, it will give you an idea of how your current lifestyle may be influencing some of these measurements.

Test protocol:

In order to measure these biochemical markers, we will need to take a small amount of blood. Samples will be collected using a small lancet, which we will use to prick your finger. Once all biochemical markers have been measured, a member of our consultancy team will be available to discuss your results with you.

*For these tests it is recommended that you fast for 10-12 hours prior to measurement. For this reason, where possible it is best to perform this test in the morning after an overnight fast*.

Duration:

30 minutes

Price:

£25 (inclusive of VAT)

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