Blood Analysis Testing & Blood Glucose Monitoring
By being proactive through blood testing and blood glucose monitoring, we can see early warning signs for poor well-being and health, and thus take the necessary measures to optimise your health and performance.
About Blood Analysis Testing
Proactive blood analysis testing is a great indicator of your current health and can provide insight into your future health. What’s more, it allows us to catch the early signs of health conditions and take any necessary measures to stay healthy.
But, the primary benefit of blood analysis testing and blood glucose monitoring is to optimise your current health and performance. Your results will allow us to see if you have any nutritional deficiencies or hormone imbalances that may impact your performance, which can then be addressed within your tailored functional medicine plan.
Benefits of Blood Analysis Testing
One of the key benefits of blood analysis testing, as opposed to standard saliva or urine tests, is that it strives for optimal, tailored health, rather than focusing on standardised health ranges.
This can make a huge difference as standard testing and analysis is largely informed by illness and national averages rather than optimal health. Functional medicine, on the other hand, drills down deeper for more personalised results. For example, a fasted blood glucose score of 99 mg/dl is considered healthy with standard testing. Yet, functional medicine recognises that each point over 84 mg/dl represents a 6% increase in the chances of becoming diabetic.
Our Blood Analysis Testing Packages
We have access to a wide range of blood, saliva, urine and anthropometric tests for health and fitness, all tailored to be relevant to an active population by our Associate Functional Medicine Practitioner, Roan Heming. Our tests have three entry points with increasing levels of detail provided.
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What to Expect from Blood Analysis Testing
Our associate Functional Medicine Practitioner, Roan Heming, offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in health, nutrition, recovery, and performance. Once we receive your blood test results, Roan will begin analysing the data against your Skinfold Measurement Analysis to determine your exact nutritional and health supplement needs. Note that skinfold analysis is only available for in-person consultations.
How Does Blood Analysis Testing Work?
Our testing service is simple if you follow these steps.
Considerations Before Your Blood Draw
There are a variety of things that can skew blood analysis testing results, therefore it’s important to take the below factors into consideration before having a blood sample taken.
Some medications may skew results. You should, however, never come off medications without consent from your GP, and only if 100% necessary.
Some supplements have the potential to skew results. As such, we sometimes recommend that clients stop taking particular supplements before their blood test. However, this will be decided on a case-by-case basis, with your health and goals in mind.
Intense exercise before a blood test can lead to false elevations in liver enzyme markers, alongside a number of other key health markers. Avoid intense exercise for a minimum of 48 hours before testing.
Similar to exercise, drinking alcohol before testing can skew key health markers like liver enzyme markers. Avoid alcohol for a minimum of 48 hours prior to testing to ensure the best chance of accurate results.
If your blood test requires fasting before the sample is taken, consume nothing other than water from waking until after your appointment. Not fasting can have an impact on glucose and triglyceride markers and can prevent us from determining glucose and lipid metabolism levels.
Specialist or extreme diets like Keto or low-calorie diets can severely impact the results of a blood test. However, it is best to not change diets until after analysis as we need to see the impact of the current diet on blood chemistry.
A lack of, or too much water before a blood test could skew results. As such, we recommend two to three glasses of water on the morning of the test if fasting.
About Human Health Hub
At Human Health Hub, we strive to be at the forefront of the health and fitness industry. We’re passionate about providing the support, resources and techniques that our clients need to reach their health, fitness, and performance goals, including blood testing to give an indication of both your current and potential future health.
We see ourselves as partners in health – working with you towards the common goal of improving your health and quality of life. Book a free discovery call today to see how we could optimise your health and performance.