The Best Health Checks to Give as a Gift
December 10, 2021
So you’ve done the hard bit, you’ve decided what you’re going to get your loved one for Christmas – a health test! What could be better than giving the gift of health? Now the tricky bit – which test should you buy them?
At Melio, we have tests for lots of different things, from general checks that give you an overall picture of your health, to specific tests to explore particular problems or areas.
What test you need depends on your (or your recipient’s) personal circumstances. But, to try and help a little, we’ve pulled together the three tests that we think would make the best gifts.
Please note, if you buy a test for someone else via the website, the recipient will receive an email informing them that someone has bought them a test as soon as the purchase is made. If you'd like to avoid this, please get in touch with our customer support team on 0333 77 22 445 or at firstname.lastname@example.org (open 9-5 Monday to Friday and 9-12 on Saturday). Our team can provide you with a gift voucher you can give to your recipient.
IMU - Immune System Testing
Does the person you're buying for love to have the latest and greatest? If so, you can delight them with our just-launched IMU Test.
IMU is our brand new, first-of-its-kind, can't-get-it-anywhere-else Immune System health check. We take a sample of your blood and take 20 million measurements of the cells that make up your immune system.
We analyse these measurements to assess the state of your overall health and that of your immune system. We then provide you with a personalised report, giving you your immune health status and actionable insights to help you improve your immune system performance.
But it doesn't end there - you'll be joining the IMU community where you'll receive new insights and tips as the community grows and we generate new data and discoveries.
The test is currently only available to book in London but we will be launching nationwide in early 2022.
Find out more here.
General Health Check Plus
Want the present to get the person who has everything? Look no further. Whether the person you’re looking to buy for is a health fanatic or a couch potato, our General Health Check Plus could unlock the secrets to better health for longer.
The GHC+ is an in-depth look at your health status. We take a sample of your blood and look at 52 different biomarkers (a.k.a. chemicals in your blood that indicate different health statuses) across 9 health areas. We analyse each marker and give you a thorough breakdown of your status across each of them. On top of that, one of our doctors will examine your results and give you a personal report with recommendations on what you can do to improve your health.
Is your recipient about to embark on a New Year, New Me diet? If they are then the Nutrition Test is the test for them.
Our test checks your blood for levels of key vitamins and minerals, so you know whether you’re getting the best nutrition from your current diet. Our blood test checks for 13 different nutrition markers including Vitamin D, Calcium and Magnesium.
This is the perfect test for someone about to start their diet as they can find out their levels now then get another test a few months into their new diet and see just what impact their healthy living has had.
If you’re thinking about buying a health test for a loved one this Christmas, head over here to find out how to buy for someone else.
These are our top tips for tests to buy as gifts, but don’t forget we offer many more tests. You can see them all here.
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