Metabolic health blood test

Metabolic health is a crucial pillar of healthspan. Understand and optimise key markers of your metabolic health with this test - including HbA1c, cholesterol, hs-CRP, liver health and kidney function.


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Comprehensive insight into your metabolic health

Gain a deep understanding of your metabolic health, which plays a crucial role in day-to-day and long-term health, and understand which factors are within your control to change. Measure 19 key biomarkers of metabolic health - including HbA1c, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, hs-CRP, creatinine and a full liver profile.

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Feel your best day-to-day, get advance warning of chronic disease, and live healthier for longer with Thriva's in-depth biomarker analysis. Get personalised, research-backed optimisation recommendations from our doctors - based on your results and geared specifically towards your age, sex, health goals, diet, activity levels, family history and more. Track your progress over time with detailed trend charts. 82%of Thriva users improve their health by their second blood test.

Upgrade your insights

Want to go one level deeper? Upgrade to our Advanced Longevity Blood Test to gain more insight into your cardiovascular as well as metabolic health, plus key markers related to nervous system and musculoskeletal health.

What's covered in this blood test?

CRP (high sensitivity)

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High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is an inflammation marker. Elevated levels can indicate inflammation, often linked to metabolic issues like insulin resistance, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Monitoring hs-CRP helps in early detection and management of metabolic health risks.

HbA1c (blood sugar)

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Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is important for metabolic health as it provides a long-term snapshot of blood sugar levels. High HbA1c levels can signify poor glucose control, increasing risks for complications like diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome.

Liver profile

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The liver is a metabolic powerhouse involved in nutrient processing, detoxification, and hormone regulation - and your liver health can have a big impact on your overall metabolic health. This test measures 7 key markers of liver health including bilirubin, alanine transferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and Gamma-GT (GGT).

Cholesterol profile

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Cholesterol is vital for cell membrane integrity, hormone synthesis, and nutrient absorption. However, imbalanced levels - particularly high LDL and low HDL - can indicate metabolic dysfunction and increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Creatinine (kidney function)

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Creatinine is a marker of kidney function. Poor kidney function can have downstream effects on metabolism, impacting waste removal and electrolyte balance, which can in turn affect cardiovascular health.


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Ferritin is a protein that stores iron and releases it when needed. While not directly a metabolic marker, high ferritin levels can indicate inflammation or liver dysfunction - conditions that affect metabolic health.

Collection method

Your test kit contains everything you need to collect your sample at home. Our instructions will guide you through it.

How it works

Do your test

Do your test

Your kit arrives in 2-4 days. Find out how to collect your sample at home.

Get fast, accurate results

Get fast, accurate results

Free post your sample to our lab and get your results in as little as 48 hours. Access your GP-reviewed report in your results dashboard.

Support your metabolic & long-term health

Support your metabolic & long-term health

Our doctors give you evidence-based advice to help you improve or maintain your health.

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What's included in your home testing kit?

our Thriva test kit includes:

- collection tube(s)

- plaster x 2

- return form x 1

- alcohol swab x 1

- lancet x 3

- prepaid envelope x 1

- cleansing wipe x 1

- collection tube label(s)

- protective plastic case x 1


How to collect your sample at home

Learn how to collect your finger-prick blood sample at home by following our instructions. You can access these on the app too. It takes around 30 minutes to complete the process at home.


Will a GP write your report?

Our doctors review your blood test results and upload a detailed report to your account dashboard. They also give you advice to help support your health or manage an existing condition.


How long does it take to get your results?

Our doctors aim to upload your results report to your account dashboard within 48 hours from the lab receiving your sample. Tests containing Omega-3 & 6 have a 10-day turnaround time after posting your sample.


How do you know when your results are ready?

We’ll email or text you to let you know your blood samples have been received, processed, and are ready to view on your results dashboard.