Leptin Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is

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

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's Included?

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How to prepare
for your test?

Special Instructions

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