Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor


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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

About this test

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is a chemical signal produced by cells that stimulates the growth of new blood vessels.

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor is part of the system that restores the oxygen supply to tissues when blood circulation is inadequate.

The normal function of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor is to create new blood vessels during embryonic development, new blood vessels after injury, and new vessels to bypass blocked vessels.

When Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor is overexpressed, it can contribute to disease.

Solid cancers cannot grow beyond a limited size without an adequate blood supply; cancers that can express Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor are able to grow and metastasize.

Overexpression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor can cause vascular disease in the retina of the eye and other parts of the body.

Drugs can be used to inhibit Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and control or slow those diseases.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included


Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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