This test is used for the early detection of kidney disease occurring as a complication of diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure). It is recommended to get the ACR test once diabetes or hypertension has been diagnosed, and those with diabetes or hypertension need their ACR levels to be checked at least once per year or more frequently if high ACR levels are detected.
A comprehensive evaluation of cardiovascular risk, measuring various important markers such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and homocysteine, as well as key inflammatory markers. This unique test combines both traditional and cutting-edge indicators of cardiovascular health that can often be corrected with nutritional intervention.
This test analyzes blood for levels of HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol, ratios, triglycerides, lipoprotein(a), homocysteine, apolipoprotein A1, apolipoprotein B, fibrinogen, and C-reactive protein.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation in the body.
High CRP levels may also indicate that there's inflammation in the arteries of the heart, which may mean a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
Ferritin is the most sensitive marker for an iron deficiency as it is the main storage form of iron in the body.
This test will help assess the levels of iron stored in your body.
Symptoms of food intolerance can take up to 72 hours to appear after eating the trigger food or group of foods. On average people who suffer from food intolerances* usually have around 4 or 5 trigger foods.
The term ‘food intolerance’ and ‘food allergy’ are often confused and are two very different things.
Genuine food allergy is relatively rare. Only about 2% of the adult population are affected. A food allergy is a swift response by the body’s immune system to a specific food. In this type of reaction, the body’s immune system mistakes a food for an ‘invader’ which often results in a rapid allergic reaction often within minutes, but generally within a maximum of two hours. This type of allergic reaction is commonly associated with reactions to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and seafood.
Food intolerance is quite different to food allergy and whilst the symptoms can impact the person’s quality of life, they are not life threatening. Food intolerances are much more common than food allergies.
When foods and drinks are digested the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. Larger fragments can pass through without breaking down, and sometimes the body reacts by attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin G’s (IgG).
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This biochemistry analysis is a full haematology and biochemical assessment for Glucose & lipid metabolism, Renal Function, Adrenal Function, Liver Function, Thyroid & Parathyroid Function and Iron & Inflammation status.
Discover your homocysteine levels and make improvements to your wellbeing.
The Lorisian Homocysteine test is a simple home-to-laboratory test, which delivers reliable results within just 21 days. It also includes comprehensive support material to help your clients make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk. A high homocysteine level has been associated with a higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers and dementia.
- Our clinically proven test is carried out by our expert laboratory, who will assess your client’s levels of homocysteine with a simple home-to-laboratory blood test
- There are an increasing number of studies that show homocysteine to be a predictor of potential health problems, including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers, dementia, infertility, declining memory and lowered mood.
- Lorisian’s test is the UK’s only finger prick homocysteine test on the market
Homocysteine measurement does not give a definitive diagnosis of increased risk of these conditions and any symptoms or concerns must be checked out by a doctor before carrying out the test.
This test provides a focused overview of hormonal balance in both pre- and post-menopausal women, using a single serum sample to evaluate dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can profoundly affect a woman's health throughout her lifetime.
The liver is the second largest organ in the body, and it plays a crucial role through performing many complex functions that are essential for life. Alcohol, poor nutrition and diet, lack of exercise, being overweight and hepatitis are common causes that may lead to liver disease.
Your samples will be tested for two important liver enzymes: alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST).
The Lorisian LiverCheck test is a simple and convenient home-to-laboratory test, which delivers reliable results within just 10 days.
Hormones: The Key to Vitality, Sex Drive, and Aging.
The Male Hormonal Health test provides a focused overview of hormonal balance in men.
Using a single serum sample, this test evaluates dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can profoundly affect a man's health throughout his lifetime.
The test focuses specifically on DHEA, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Estradiol, Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).
Gaining information about the body's hormone production can provide an insight to help maintain good health.
Hormones play a powerful role in the body's regulatory system. Proper hormonal balance is essential to maintain optimal health. Testosterone, for example, enhances sex drive, strengthens bone and muscle tissue, and reduces fat production. In addition, it is a natural energy booster that protects against the onset of depression and heart disease. Other male hormonal deficiencies or excesses affect sleep, metabolism, and the ability to fight disease.
Erythrocyte and whole blood toxic element levels are good indicators of body pools of essential elements as well as the toxic elements aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead,* and mercury. This test is an accurate way of determining whole body status of potassium and selenium.
Whole Blood generally reflects increased or recent exposure to toxic elements. This test shows levels of cadmium, lead and mercury. Nutrient elements are measured in erythrocytes and toxic elements are measured in whole blood. One exception is selenium, which is measured in whole blood as a reliable index of selenium status.
Metal toxicity is a significant environmental health concern. A toxic load of lead, cadmium, mercury or arsenic is capable of rendering considerable damage to the brain and nervous system, particularly in children.
The thyroid is the bodies thermostat, controlling body temperature, growth rate and energy use. It controls the rate at which the body uses food and affects the operation of almost all bodily processes and organs. An under-functioning of the thyroid gland can result in a condition known as hypothyroidism.
The total thyroid screen analyses serum levels of TSH, total T4, free T4, free T3, anti-TG antibodies, and anti-TPO antibodies to assess central and peripheral thyroid function, as well as thyroid auto-immunity. This test gives the full picture of thyroid health status.
The analysis of these important vitamins is part of an assessment of certain types of anaemia and nutrient status during pregnancy.
Vitamin B12is needed to prevent anaemia, which works with folic acid in regulating theformation of red blood cells, and helps to utilise iron.
The Vitamin D test measures levels of Vitamin D to gain an overall perspective of a patient's health and dietary insufficiencies. Total Vitamin D (measured as 25-OH-D) generally refers to both its natural and synthetic forms. Vitamin D2 is synthetic, while D3 is naturally found in food and activated by sun exposure. To provide you with more complete information about your intake, our Vitamin D test measures both forms, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), and 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 (ergocalciferol).
The likelihood of vitamin D insufficiency is increased in malabsorption syndromes, aging (elderly individuals have a reduced capacity for vitamin D3 formation), darker skin (higher concentrations of melanin reduce efficiency in vitamin D3 production), obesity (fat-soluble vitamin D is stored in adipose, which reduces bioavailability), and minimal sun exposure, such as in winter or at more northern latitudes.
This is a private service for the blood tests taken from your veins. The sample will be sent to an approved laboratory. You will receive an email with a full set of results, including advice about what they mean, usually within 3 days (dependent on postal services).