Well Man Profile - What’s Included?
Full Blood Count & Blood Chemistry
The Full Blood Count & Blood Chemistry looks for markers of individual conditions, as well as giving a helpful indication of your overall health. This test comprises over 30 checks, including liver and kidney function, sugar levels, cholesterol, blood count and inflammatory markers. Raised Inflammatory markers can be a sign of a recent infection or indicates underlying disease process in the body e.g polymyalgia rheumatica.
Thyroid Function Test
A healthy thyroid produces hormones that are necessary for cells in the body to function normally - but disorders of the thyroid are very common, and can lead to a wide range of health problems.
By testing Thyroid Function we can find out whether you may have a thyroid disorder. Most thyroid problems are treated easily with medication.
Ferritin is an important protein which stores iron in the body. Along with other blood tests (including a full blood count) a Ferritin test measures levels of iron in the body and the effects of iron storage abnormalities.
Prostate (PSA Test)
Much has been publicised recently about the importance of regular prostate screening for men over the age of 50.
Prostate screening is a simple blood test that checks for the amount of prostate specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. It is normal to have a small amount of PSA, however if high levels are detected in a blood test, this can indicate a problem with the prostate. One possible problem is prostate cancer, although there are a number of different conditions which can cause high levels of PSA.
Cholesterol Test (Optional)
Cholesterol is a fatty substance made by the liver and found in certain foods. Whilst a healthy level of cholesterol is important for the body to function, having high levels can be associated with higher risk of developing cardiovascular problems in the future. Knowing your levels can help you to make the lifestyle changes to help minimize your future risk.
A cholesterol blood test measures levels of cholesterol in the blood, to assess whether or not you are within a healthy range. This test will also profile the different types of cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL. This is useful in assessing future cardiovascular risk.
We know that waiting for news about your health can be a worrying time, so we aim to have your results ready for you in your secure online Patient Portal often within 1-2 working days.