General Health Check Plus
If you want a comprehensive overview of your current health status, including your thyroid function, this is the test for you. Your results will be delivered together with a personal comment from one of our doctors.Clinics & Availability
Why take this test?
A comprehensive health MOT, including thyroid
The General Health Check Plus includes all health markers from the standard General Health Check, plus 3 thyroid hormones. A full list of markers is available below.
Do I need to fast?
You must not eat or drink anything other than water for at least 10 hours before the test. For men, avoid ejaculation and heavy exercise 48 hrs prior to test. Urinary infection affect the results. No prostate biopsy in the past 6 weeks.
No hidden costs
Everything from the in-clinic blood draw and tracked shipment of samples to the lab, through to delivery of the results and medical report is included in the price.
This test is performed as an in-clinic blood draw by a trained health professional and the samples are analysed by UKAS accredited labs.
Markers included in the analysis
Our medical team has designed the General Health Check Plus to provide you with a good overview of your current health status, including your thyroid function. It includes 52 biomarkers across 9 health areas, and a personal medical report. Click on any of the health areas for a breakdown of the markers included. You can also click on each marker to learn more. Please note that this test should be taken while fasted, and only on weekdays (Monday - Friday).
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world, but it can be prevented. Dyslipidemia (excess of triglycerides and cholesterol in blood) is one of the most important risk factors. High levels can effectively be controlled through diet and exercise in most people.
Health markersHDL - CholesterolLDL - CholesterolTriglyceridesTotal Cholesterol
Increased markers of inflammation can be due to a number of causes including infections, injury and autoimmune processes, and can even be a risk factor for heart disease.
Health markersC-Reactive Protein (CRP)
The purpose of diabetes related tests is to detect pre-diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes, as well as to monitor how well the diabetes is controlled. Diabetes occurs when the body’s ability to regulate the amount of blood sugar (glucose) is impaired. In type 1 diabetes the body is no longer able to produce insulin, and in the more common type 2 (which occurs more frequently with age) the body is no longer sensitive to its action. Lifestyle changes can prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes, as well as being effective in treatment.
The kidney profile consists of a set of tests used to evaluate the function of the kidneys. Kidneys remove waste products and excess water from the body. If not functioning properly, waste products can accumulate and make an individual unwell. There are a number of reasons that the kidneys may not be working correctly including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Health markersCreatinineGlomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)SodiumUrea
The liver is essential for digesting food as well as removing the body of toxic substances. If the liver is not functioning correctly it can make an individual unwell. There are a number of causes for a liver not functioning correctly including infection, alcohol use, and certain medications and herbal supplements.
Health markersAlbuminAlanine Aminotransferase (ALT)Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)BilirubinGamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that are required by the body to work properly and stay healthy. There are 13 main types of vitamins – such as Vitamin D, and a number of minerals such as iron. Ensuring an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals is crucial for the regulation of many bodily functions, such as the formation of blood cells, tissues, genetic material and hormones.
Health markersCalciumIronFerritinFolate (B9)MagnesiumTransferrin SaturationTransferrinVitamin DVitamin B12Adjusted Calcium
The thyroid is a gland located in the neck that produces hormones that regulates the metabolism, how we use and store energy. The thyroid profile is used to evaluate thyroid function to diagnose and control hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Health markersFree thyroxine (FT4)Free triiodothyonine (FT3)Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Uric acid is produced by our body from the degradation of purines, compounds found in food and drinks, especially meat, seafood and beer. Chronically elevated levels of uric acid in the blood can result in the formation of needle-like crystals in the joints, which causes gout attacks. When left untreated, these crystals can also deposit in soft tissues or produce kidney stones. For men taking this test, PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) levels are also included. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate. High levels are often associated with prostate cancer. Increased age, prostate size, infection or inflammation, as well as vigorous exercise can also cause the level of PSA in the blood to rise.
Health markersPSAUric Acid
There are 3 main types of cells in the blood – platelets (important for stopping bleeding), white cells (to fight infection) and red cells (carries oxygen around the body). A full blood count provides information about these cells. For example, if someone is feeling tired frequently, the blood status can determine whether anaemia (low red cells) is a cause for this.
Health markersNumber of basophilsPercentage of basophilsPercentage of eosinophilsNumber of eosinophilsHaemoglobin (Hb)Leukocyte count (WBC)Number of lymphocytesPercentage of lymphocytesMean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)Number of monocytesPercentage of monocytesMean Platelet Volume (MPV)Haematocrit (PCV)Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)Platelet Count (PLT)Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW)Number of neutrophilsPercentage of neutrophils
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