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WellMan

WellMan

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Our best-selling general health test for men checks all the key biomarkers: liver health, diabetes, testosterone and vitamins. The great all-purpose MOT for men

We all need to know the condition of our body but unfortunately most of us men tend to worry more about our car’s bodywork than our actual body. This simple, at-home blood test makes it incredibly easy to know what’s going on with your body’s main functions and to give you an early warning if something needs proper medical attention

Don’t wait for something to go wrong. Take control of your health and do this WellMan test every three months to track your key health markers in our dashboard. Get peace of mind or confirmation that you need medical advice for a specific problem

The WellMan test checks 25 biomarkers across your body including an in-depth analysis of your thyroid and liver functions, iron levels, cholesterol and the main diabetes marker

This simple at-home blood test is sent to your door with full instructions on how to complete the test and send it off to our laboratory using the pre-paid envelope and packaging

All our blood samples are analysed at leading UK laboratories which are accredited by UKAS to ISO15189 standards reflecting the highest standards of pathology

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This test includes the following biomarkers. For full details on each of these tests see the "Full Description" tab

• HbA1C

• Full Iron Profile (Ferritin, Iron Serum, TIBC - Total Iron Binding Capacity, UIBC - Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity, Transferrin Saturation)

• Kidney function test (Creatinine, eGFR, Urea),

• Full cholesterol test (Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Non-HDL Cholesterol, HDL % of total/Total HDL Ratio)

• Liver function test (Total protein, Globulin, Gamma GT, Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Bilirubin)

• Testosterone (total)

• Thyroid function test (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Triiodothyronine (T3, free), Thyroxine (FT4))

Don’t wait for something to go wrong before you pay attention to your wellness. Be health positive and take control with this regular check-up. This test checks your body’s key biomarkers and will advise you what, if anything, needs attention.


This test includes the following biomarkers:

• HbA1C - The haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test measures the amount of blood sugar (glucose) attached to your haemoglobin. haemoglobin is the part of your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.

• Full Iron Profile - Iron is a mineral in your body that comes from foods like red meat and fortified cereals or from supplements you take. You need iron to make red blood cells. Iron is also an important part of haemoglobin, a protein in your blood that helps carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. An iron test can show if you have too much or too little of this mineral in your system.

Ferritin - Ferritin is a protein which stores iron. This test indicates if your body's iron stores are low and you have iron deficiency or if you have too much iron. It could also point to liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory conditions or hyperthyroidism

Iron Serum - A serum iron test measures how much iron is in your serum. Serum is the liquid that’s left over from your blood when red blood cells and clotting factors have been removed. The test can reveal abnormally low or high blood iron levels. Having too much iron — or not enough — can cause serious health problems.

TIBC - Total Iron Binding Capacity - A total iron-binding capacity test tells you how much transferrin in your blood is binding to iron, which tells you how well iron is functioning in your body.

UIBC - Unsaturated Iron Binding - Unsaturated iron-binding capacity is related to the total iron-binding capacity test and measures how much transferrin is not yet bound to iron.

Transferrin Saturation - Capacity - Your liver makes a protein called transferrin that attaches to, or binds to, iron in your blood. Once iron is bound to transferrin, it goes to your bone marrow to make red blood cells and haemoglobin, a protein that helps carry oxygen.


• Kidney function test - This blood test looks at important salts in the blood which control chemical and electrical cell processes. It also gives an indication of renal function and hydration.

Creatinine - Creatinine is a waste product from the normal breakdown of muscle tissue. This test measures how well your kidneys are working

eGFR - Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is a measure of how well your kidneys filter blood.

Urea - Urea is a waste product our bodies produce and is the major component of urine


• Full Cholesterol test - Cholesterol is a fatty substance mostly created by the liver from the fatty foods in your diet and is vital for the normal functioning of the body.

Total Cholesterol - Total cholesterol measures the overall amount of cholesterol in your blood, including both "good" (HDL) and "bad" (LDL) cholesterol

Triglycerides - Triglycerides are a fatty substance similar to bad cholesterol. High levels of triglycerides can cause heart disease.

LDL Cholesterol - LDL (low-density lipoprotein) can be considered as “bad cholesterol”. This makes you more likely to have heart problems or a stroke

HDL Cholesterol - HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can be considered “good cholesterol”. this makes you less likely to have heart problems or a stroke

Non-HDL Cholesterol - Non-HDL cholesterol, as its name implies, subtracts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good") cholesterol number from your total cholesterol number. So it contains all the "bad" types of cholesterol.

HDL % of total/Total HDL Ratio - This is the ratio of all the "bad" types of cholesterol to total cholesterol. The higher the number, the greater the chance of heart problems


• Liver function test - When the liver is damaged, it releases substances called enzymes into the blood and levels of proteins produced by the liver begin to drop. By measuring the levels of these enzymes and proteins, it's possible to build up a picture of how well the liver is functioning. This can help to diagnose certain liver conditions, including hepatitis, cirrhosis (liver scarring), and alcohol-related liver disease.

Total protein - Your liver is in charge of making most of the proteins that are in your blood. The total protein test measures all the proteins in your blood.

Globulin - This is a group of proteins. Some of them are made by your liver. Others are made by your immune system. They help fight infection and transport nutrients.

Gamma GT - Gamma GT is a common enzyme found in many of your body’s tissues and organs, including your liver. It plays a part in breaking down, changing, and moving proteins and other molecules in your body.

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) - Your body uses ALT to break down food into energy. Normally, ALT levels in the blood are low. If your liver is damaged, it will release more ALT into your blood and levels will rise.

Albumin - This carries medicines and hormones throughout your body. It also helps with tissue growth and healing.

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) - Alkaline phosphatase is one kind enzyme found in your body. Enzymes are proteins that help chemical reactions happen.If your liver isn’t working properly, the amount of ALP in your blood may be high

Bilirubin - Bilirubin is a pigment that occurs normally when part of your red blood cells break down. Your liver takes the bilirubin from your blood and changes its chemical make-up so that it can be passed through your body. If your bilirubin levels are higher than normal, it’s a sign that either your red blood cells are breaking down at an unusual rate or that your liver isn’t breaking down waste properly and clearing the bilirubin from your blood

• Thyroid function test - Thyroid hormones help to regulate important body processes such as metabolism and brain development. Under or over-active thyroid problems can present with both physical, mental and metabolic disorders. This blood test can help diagnose thyroid problems, as well as monitor and guide treatment in established cases.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - A TSH test is done to find out if your thyroid gland is working the way it should. It can tell you if it’s overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism).

Triiodothyronine (T3, free) - T3 is one of two major hormones made by your thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland located near the throat. The other hormone is called thyroxine (T4) T3 and T4 work together to regulate how your body uses energy.

Thyroxine (FT4) - T4 is one of two major hormones made by your thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland located near the throat. The other hormone is called Triiodothyronine (T3.) T3 and T4 work together to regulate how your body uses energy


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