What is the Advanced Sports Hormone Blood Test?
Movement is associated with a healthy lifestyle, but this does not mean that it should be practised anyway, especially when, being an amateur, you want to increase the intensity or frequency. Whether you want to hit the gym, train for a marathon or triathlon, or practice any other sustained sport, a trip to the doctor can save you from future injuries or more serious health problems.
Why get an Advanced Sports Hormone Blood test?
Even if you don’t have pain or other symptoms of illness and feel fit, it’s good to take steps to exercise safely.
- Testosterone: it is a sex hormone that helps male features develop.
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin: it measures your testosterone deficiency or excess.
- Oestradiol: helps to evaluate ovarian function.
- Luteinising Hormone: helps your reproductive system and measures how much luteinising hormone you have in your blood.
- FSH: it checks for damage or disease of your ovaries.
- TSH: it measures the thyroid-stimulating hormone amount in your blood.
- TT3: it is one of the main thyroid hormones, and it measures the amount of it in your blood.
- TT4: it measures the amount of thyroxine in your blood, which is produced by the thyroid gland and helps control metabolism and growth.
- FT3: it measures the amount of free triiodothyronine in your blood.
- FT4: it helps you understand how well your thyroid gland is working.
- Iron: helps carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of the body.
- CRP HS (C-Reactive Protein High Sensitivity): measures levels of inflammation in your body.
- Ferritin: measures the amount of iron your body stores.
- TIBC: measures the amount of iron in your blood.
- HbA1c (Glycated Haemoglobin) is a chemical analysis of sugar and measures your average blood sugar levels over the past three months.
- Microalbumin: detects early signs of kidney damage.
- Glucose: measures your blood sugar level at a specific time.
- Total cholesterol: the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood.
- LDL cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is “bad” cholesterol. High LDL levels raise your risk of stroke, heart attack and atherosclerosis.
- HDL cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is “good” cholesterol as it helps eliminate LDL from the blood.
- Triglycerides: Triglycerides are the body’s form of fat storage. They are found in fatty tissues and circulate in the blood to fuel muscles to work.
- Total cholesterol/ HDL cholesterol: this ratio of cholesterol/ HDL is used to measure cardiovascular risk.
- Urea: gauges how well your kidneys are functioning.
- Creatinine: determines malfunction or failure of your kidneys.
- Phosphate: Is essential for producing energy, muscles, nerve function and bone growth. Measures the amount of phosphate in your blood.
- Bicarbonate: healthy kidneys help keep your bicarbonate levels in balance. Measures the amount of bicarbonate in your blood.
- Total Bilirubin: made by the Liver and is excreted in the bile. Elevated bilirubin levels may indicate an obstruction of bile flow or a problem in the processing of bile by the Liver function.
- ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase): measures any liver, gallbladder or bone disease.
- ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase): indicates liver damage caused by alcohol, drugs or viruses.
- Albumin: helps maintain the osmotic pressure between the blood vessels and tissues.
- Total Protein: measures the amount of protein in your blood.
- AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase) measures your blood’s enzyme aspartate aminotransferase level.
- Haematocrit (HCT): volume percentage of red blood cells in the blood.
- Haemoglobin: carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
- MCH (Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin): average haemoglobin in one of your red blood cells. (Complete blood count test near me, also known as CBC Test near me)
- MCHC (Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration): haemoglobin concentration in a given volume of a packed red blood cell.
- MCV (Mean Corpuscular Volume): average volume of a red blood corpuscle.
- RDW-CV: measures the differences in the volume and size of your red blood cells in percentage.
- RDW-SD: measures the differences in the volume and size of your red blood cells in femtoliters.
- Red Cell Count (RBC): measures how many red blood cells you have.
- White Cell Count (WBC): measures how many white blood cells you have.
- Basophils: protects your body from bacteria.
- Eosinophils: combat parasites and certain infections.
- Lymphocytes: fight bacterial and viral infections.
- Monocytes: remove dead or damaged cells from your blood.
- Neutrophils: fight your body infection.
- MPV (Mean Platelet Volume): indicates the production of the fragmented cells of your bone marrow.
- Platelet Count: measures how many platelets you have in your blood. They are parts of the blood that help in your blood.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
- Do not take biotin supplements two days before the appointment.
- As this is testing for hormones, contraception would affect your results. Taking a break from it will give more accurate results.
- If you are on your period, take this test on your third day.
- You can take this test anytime if you are not on your period.
- Avoid fatty foods for two days before your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for the Advanced Sports Hormone blood test results is 1 working day. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact the customer service prior to the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options. Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16 years old.