Leptin Blood Test
    Leptin Blood Test
    Leptin Blood Test
    Leptin Blood Test

Leptin Blood Test


Leptin is often called a 'hunger hormone' because it regulates appetite by signalling to the brain that you have eaten enough food. This test measures the level of leptin in your blood.

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  • Book a venous draw at a clinic   +£35.00

    Visit one of our national clinic partners for a nurse to take your venous blood sample from a vein in your arm. We’ll email you instructions on how to book after we’ve processed your order.
  • Book a venous draw at home with a nurse +£59.00

  • Self-arrange a professional sample collection Free

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How to prepare for your test

Prepare for your Leptin Blood Test by following these instructions. Include your height and weight with your sample

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What does leptin do?

Leptin communicates directly with your brain, telling it how much fat is in storage. It controls appetite, energy and metabolic rate. Insufficient leptin can cause a persistent sensation of hunger. It also helps calorie intake and calorie burning.

What can I learn from a leptin test?

Our Leptin Blood Test may indicate why you have constant problems controlling your weight. If you lose and gain weight only to revert to the same size, you may have a problem with your leptin levels. This particular test comes with reference ranges for people with a body mass index between 18 and 37. If your body mass index is outside this range, we cannot supply a reference range with your result.

What is leptin?

Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells and is an important component in the long-term regulation of body weight.

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