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September 13, 2017NEW – Comprehensive Female Health Package available for a limited time

There are a number of conditions which scientific research indicates women are more likely to develop than men – there are also some which women and men are equally susceptible to.  That’s why, following the advice of our panel of Medical experts, we are pleased to be able to offer two brand new packages – one is tailored specifically to suit women, and one is more suitable for men.

Our Comprehensive Female Health package includes:

Ovarian cancer test.  Your ovarian cancer test is a simple, non-invasive blood test which indicates any abnormalities in the levels of CA-125 in your blood. In 90% of women with ovarian cancer CA-125 levels will be raised. A woman in the UK has a 1 in 50 chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime. When a woman is diagnosed at the earliest stage, her chance of surviving ovarian cancer for 5 years or more doubles from just 46% to more than 90%.

Haematology profile (Full Blood Count).  Your full blood count gives 13 readings including red and white blood cell counts, platelet count and haemoglobin levels. The results evaluate the health of your blood, and can give an insight into conditions like leukaemia, lymphoma, anaemia, infection and inflammation.  Anaemia tends to be far more common in women than men.

Biometric/Body Composition Analysis.  Our Body Composition Analysers use Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology. A safe and painless signal is sent through your body via pressure-contact electrodes. Values measuring potentially dangerous Visceral fat, Fat Free Mass, Bone Mineral Mass, Total Body Water, and 10 specific readings are calculated using an equation based on these and other values such as height, age, gender and body type.

Thyroid function test.  An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) causes your body’s metabolism to run too slowly.  Common symptoms may include unexplained weight gain or difficulty in losing weight, sleep problems, constipation and depression.  An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) causes your body’s metabolism to speed up, and can trigger symptoms including weight loss, an increased appetite, anxiety, heart palpitations and nervousness.  Thyroid disorders are 15 times more common in women than in men, and affect approximately 15% of the female UK population.

Coeliac disease (gluten intolerance) test.  Your coeliac disease test will examine the levels of the transglutaminase antibody in your blood. 1 in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease, and women are 2-3 times more likely to be coeliac than men.

Lung function test.  Your lung function test will give you a ‘lung age’, comparing your actual age with an estimated age based on performance of your lungs. This test will highlight risks that you may have such as a lung condition called COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), which unfortunately is commonly undiagnosed.  Although men are slightly more likely to develop COPD than women, in recent years the number of diagnosed cases in men and women has become more equal.

Heart rhythm (ECG) test.  Your heart rhythm check will help you understand more about the rhythm of your heart and the electrical impulses that keep it beating in time. People with atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat, are more at risk of having a stroke.  Women tend to experience more symptoms of atrial fibrillation than men, such as palpitations, dizziness and tightness in the chest.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) check.  Your test measures the blood flow in your lower legs compared with your arms. This can be an indication of blocked arteries (peripheral vascular disease). Around 9% of the population are affected by PAD, but it will only cause symptoms or problems in a quarter of those people.  Men and women are equally as likely to suffer from PAD, but we have included the test in both packages as 75% of people with PAD will suffer a heart attack or stroke if PAD is left untreated.

Muscle strength test.  Your muscle strength test involves a hand grip strength test, using a dynamometer.  Your hand grip strength gives a measure of overall muscle function, and is highly predictive of functional limitations and frailty later in life.

Biochemistry profile.  Your Biochemistry profile is an extensive blood analysis which covers the function of your liver, kidneys, bones and heart.  The profile includes your:

  • Diabetes test (women account for 44% of all diagnosed cases of the condition in the UK)
  • Liver function tests including: AST, ALT, Gamma GT, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Gamma-GT and Albumin levels
  • Uric acid levels (Gout test).  Gout is one of the most common forms of arthritis – 1 in 40 people in the UK are affected.
  • Cholesterol levels (coronary heart disease is caused by high cholesterol) including: triglycerides, HDL, LDL and cholesterol ratio
  • Iron and protein levels
  • Urea, creatinine and sodium levels
  • Calcium and phosphate levels

If purchased individually, these tests would normally cost £339.  When bought together as a package, you’ll get over 50 individual readings for just £229.

Book now through our secure online booking service.   

Alternatively, you can call our 24-hour contact centre on Freephone 0800 652 2173 and quote priority code NL1709MF to book over the phone.  This special discounted offer is valid for a limited time only and will expire on Friday 27th October 2017.


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