General Health Testing

What General Health Testing do you Offer?

At the clinic, we offer a variety of great-quality health blood tests to make sure you can understand your body inside-out. Our own-brand tests include:

  • Food Intolerance Testing
  • Male & Female Hormone Testing
  • General Health Testing
  • Cortisol Stress Testing
  • Thyroid Testing

Food Intolerance 

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).

Food allergy is very rare – in fact 2% of adults suffer from a food allergy. The best way of explaining the differences are here:

Food Intolerance v Food Allergies

Reactions up to 72 hours after eating  – Immediate reactions (2 hours or less)
Multiple foods can be involved – Rarely more than 1 to 2 foods
Any organ system can be affected – Primarily skin, airways and digestive system
Very common – Trace amounts of foods can cause reactions
Difficult to self-diagnose – Caused by raised IgE antibody
Symptoms can clear after avoidance (3-6 months)  – Lifelong

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 between 4 and 8 trigger foods.

Many people suffer for years, having formed a coping mechanism to deal with the symptoms but being unable to enjoy a normal work and home life. Many people don’t realise that there are easy steps to take that could resolve their condition.

Male & Female Hormone Testing

Men: Are you suffering with having a low sex drive, or your potential fertility? Are you suffering from mood changes, loss of muscle mass or low energy levels?

Women: Do you have irregular periods or are you wondering about your fertility? Are you concerned about your general wellbeing, energy levels, weight or mood?

  • Provides results for 8 key male hormone markers
  • Provides results for 6 key female hormone markers, including LH and FSH
  • Simple at-home finger-prick blood test. No social interaction required, with easy to read results

Essential Health Check

The essential health check is the best way to prioritise your general health by testing the following levels in your blood:

  • Cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Liver function
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron deficiency
  • B12
  • Folate.

Using a quick and easy home-to-laboratory finger-prick blood test means we can measure exactly what’s going on in your blood. Get your results within 7 days, and you’ll receive advice on whether your results are acceptable, if lifestyle changes are required, and if a visit to your GP is recommended.

Cortisol Stress Test

Identify whether your stress hormone levels could be impacting your life, your immunity and your health

  • Test your early morning cortisol level (stress hormone)
  • Simple at-home finger-prick blood test
  • Provides hospital standard, easy-to-read traffic light results
  • Supporting guidance provided to help you make effective lifestyle changes
  • Receive advice to better support your overall health

Understand whether stress levels may be impacting your health and what simple steps you need to make to reduce them.

A small amount of stress can be seen as a good thing, helping you to cope day to day. However, when stress levels start to increase then that is a different matter. Stress can start to impact your daily life in lots of different ways, but how do you know if you are putting your body under too much stress?

Thyroid Test

Take control of your wellness and start making positive lifestyle changes. Understand whether your thyroid hormone levels may be impacting your health and what you need to do next.

Take this quick and easy home-to-laboratory finger-prick blood test for quick results and helpful advice. You will receive your test results within 7 days, and you will be given advice on whether your results are at an acceptable level, or if a visit to your GP is recommended. 

Being aware of your thyroid function – and whether you might have an underactive thyroid or an overactive thyroid – is the first step to making positive changes that can improve your overall health. It also makes it easy to track your thyroid hormone levels over time. 

Taking the Tests

The tests use a very simple finger prick blood collection wand system. Because the finger prick system is so easy to use, the sample can be taken in store, in pharmacy, in the clinic, gym, work place or at home.
The sample is then posted back to the Lorisian Laboratory (in a pre-paid envelope), tested and analysed for IgG antibody reactions to a maximum of 150 food and drink ingredients.

The step by step guide is in the pack, for any further instructions or guidance please contact:
0161 236 3726