Diet and Lifestyle Blood Test, from our experts to you.Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officermeet our doctors
Why take a blood test for diet and lifestyle?
We all know that what we eat and drink and how much we move can affect our health, but understanding this doesn't always make it easy to take action. A blood test can help you start making changes to your lifestyle that can have a positive impact on your health. That could be reducing sugar and fatty foods to improve cholesterol and diabetes risk, limiting alcohol consumption to improve liver health, or taking a supplement to top-up vitamin D levels in winter.
What can I learn from this test?
You can understand your health markers for liver and kidney function, cholesterol, iron, blood sugar (diabetes), vitamin D, active vitamin B12, and folate. Our online dashboard means you can store and, if you retest, track your results over time to monitor the impact of any health and lifestyle changes you make.
What does this test come with?
Our Diet and Lifestyle Blood Test includes an online health and lifestyle questionnaire. Our doctors will use your information alongside your blood test results to highlight any health risks that you may have and make recommendations about how you can improve your results.
How to prepare for your test?
Prepare for your Diet and Lifestyle Blood Test by following these instructions. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. You should take this test before you take any medication or vitamin/mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed. Do not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether to stop.