This blood test measures 6 biomarkers associated with your liver health, including measuring the protein levels in blood and key enzymes that are produced by the liver.
Anyone who wants to find out how healthy their liver is.
The liver performs essential functions such as blood filtering and for the process and storage of essential vitamins and nutrients.
You should take this test if you believe you may be at risk of getting liver disease or may have symptoms which include:
stomach pain or swelling
darker coloured urine
nausea or sickness
This test measures 6 key biomarkers, including key enzymes that are made by your liver, so you will have an undertanding of how your liver is functioning.
This test analyses 6 key biomarkers:
Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
No, you do not need to fast for this test, but it is recommended that you take your sample first thing in the morning.
Yes, risk factors for liver disease can include family history of liver disease, excessive alcohol or drug use or even exposure to the Hepatitis virus.
Other risk factors include being obese as this causes a build of excess fat in the liver. It can lead to serious liver damage, including cirrhosis, which stops the liver working properly.
Being diagnosed with other conditions like Type 2 diabetes can also make you more at risk of developing liver disease.
Tattoos or body piercings from unsterile equipment can put you at risk of Hepatitis C (Hep C).
Hep C is a virus that is spread by blood to blood contact.
You are also at risk from Hep C from unprotected sex and exposure to other people's blood and body fluids.
The symptoms of liver disease are:
Stomach pain or swelling
Darker coloured urine
Nausea or sickness
Jaundice - when skin and eyes appear yellowish
Each time you consume alcohol your liver filters that alcohol and some of your liver cells die.
Your liver can develop new cells, but drinking too much alcohol over a long period of time (a number of years) can reduce your liver's ability to regenerate. This can lead to serious and permanent damage to your liver.
You can look after your liver and keep it healthy:
Limit your alcohol consumption
Maintain a healthy weight
Eat a healthy and balanced diet
Lead an active lifesytle
Wash fresh produce to remove any pesticides
Prevent hepatitis A, B and C by being vaccinated, practising safe sex and good hand hygiene
Free two-way shipping is included
Standard DPD delivery to you is included in the price and your kit also includes a Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked label for you to send your sample back.
All orders received by 2pm are shipped the same day. Orders received after 2pm on a Friday will be shipped the next working day.
A kit containing everything you need is sent to an address of your choice.
You can then take a simple finger prick sample, using the lancets provided and collect the drops into the tube. You then register it on-line and post it off to the laboratory using the Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked envelope that is included with your kit.
Your full report, showing your results and how they compare with the normal reference ranges, are reported back to you by email. You will receive your result the day after the lab receives your sample.
All test results are reviewed by the in-house GPs who highlight any areas of concern of that might need further investigation and follow up with a doctor.
Yes, your healthcare provider will recognise your clinically-valid results.
This test is not intended for diagnosis of liver disease, but helps to indicate the performance of your liver. If your result is high, it is important to share these results with your doctor who will consider them in conjunction with your full medical and family history. Your doctor may also request further follow on tests after you share your results.
Early diagnosis is key to managing any health condition and means an increased range of treatment options, improved long-term health and improved quality of life.
It is unlikely to gain a definitive diagnosis from a blood-test but your results can be used to have informed discussions with your healthcare provider.
Your results link will be sent to you via email, so you can log in to your secure account and view your results.
Your results include your levels and where they sit against 'normal levels'. There is also a visual interpretation as a colour coded graph so they are easy for you to understand.
Your blood sample will be processed in the laboratory within 24 hours of receipt on all working days. You will receive an email with a secure link through to your account and your results as soon as they are availlable.
It is very important you scan your unique QR code when you open your kit, as this is what links your sample and your result to you. Without this we won't be able to send you your result.
Yes, your samples are processed in the same laboratories that are used by hospitals and primary care providers. All of our partner labs are UKAS and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Your BioSURE Self Test kit contains -
Instructions for Use
Alcohol wipe x 2
Lancet x 4
Collection tube label(s)
Pre-paid return packaging
We advise collecting your fingerprick blood sample in the morning, especially for tests that require fasting. Return on the same day in the pre-paid packaging that is supplied with your kit.
We also advise not collecting or returning your sample on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, so the lab receives it in the best possible condition.
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