A home blood test can measure a range of factors that affect your longevity (long-term health) — like your nutrient levels. You can also understand your risk of developing conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and type 2 diabetes.
The health of your liver is a good indicator of your long-term health. Poor liver health can lower your immunity and increase the inflammation in your body. This increases your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease. Alcohol, carrying excess weight, an unhealthy diet, and certain medications can affect how well your liver works.
Vitamin D is essential for long-term health as it's needed for healthy bones, muscles, and a strong immune system. If you have sarcoidosis (an inflammatory disease) or a condition that affects your parathyroid glands (these regulate calcium in your body), it's best to work with your doctor and get specialist input.
HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) measures your average blood sugar levels for the last 3 months. Your HbA1c levels can help indicate your risk of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
This cholesterol profile measures your total cholesterol,LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides — fats in your blood. The balance of total cholesterol:HDL and triglycerides:HDL are useful predictors of your risk of heart disease.
Folate is essential for your long-term health. Optimal levels are linked to a lower risk of heart disease and cancer and better long-term health.
Higher levels of omega-3 fats are linked with a lower risk of heart disease and better long-term health. Getting the right balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats is also really important.
Your test kit contains everything you need to collect your sample at home. Our instructions will guide you through it.
Your kit arrives in 1-2 days. Find out how to collect your sample at home. You’ll need to fill 2 tubes for this test — around 10 drops of blood.
Free post your sample to our lab and get your results in 10 days. Access your GP-reviewed report in your results dashboard.
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What's included in your home testing kit?
Your 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?
This blood test contains omega-3 & 6 which take longer to analyse than other biomarkers. This means it might take up to 10 working days for your results to reach you.
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.