Vitality screen


  • Results within 24 hours

  • Blood draw included

The vitality screen provides an overall view of general health and vitality. This profile includes the  full blood count, Thyroid screen (TSH, FT3, FT4), Vitamin D and Anaemia screen. Changes in levels of thyroid hormone, vitamin D levels and Iron all present with symptoms of tiredness, lethargy and in some people presents as aches and pains. Thyroid hormone changes can also present with further symptoms which require medical intervention and treatment.

Why take this test?

Our vitality screen provides you with an overview of your general health and vitality, the tests that are included allows for a more in depth look into potential conditions and ailments that may be affecting you, and can act as a warning if anything of concern is detected during the testing process. The broad nature of the vitality screen can pinpoint which particular change is affecting you, whether it is your thyroid hormones, lack of vitamin D, iron deficiency, or other blood conditions, and from there treatment can be recommended.

How is a blood sample taken?

To collect a sufficient amount, the blood sample is drawn from your arm, as standard, and tested in our in-house laboratory.

How do I prepare for this test?

Due to this screen including a thyroid test, unless prescribed by your doctor, do not take biotin supplements within 2 days of the test, and vitamin B12 two weeks prior. If you are required to fast before this test then you will be notified, although, it is normally not needed.

What is a full blood count test?

Our full blood count test (FBC) measures red and white blood cells, the platelet count, and levels of haemoglobin and haematocrit in your blood, the FBC can indicate iron deficiency anaemia, infections, inflammation, and any bleeding or clotting disorders.

What is a Thyroid screen?

Used to identify if the thyroid is functioning properly, our thyroid screen tests the hormones TSH, FT3, and FT4, which a produced by the thyroid gland, through this it can indicate hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.


Symptoms of an underactive thyroid:

  • Tiredness
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Muscle aches
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Sensitivity to cold

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid:

  • Weakness
  • Mood changes
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Chronic tiredness
  • Trembling

What can a Vitamin D test show?

The vitamin D test is carried out by measuring two forms of vitamin D, which are:

  • 25 Hydroxyvitamin D
  • 25 Dihydroxyvitamin D

It can indicate any deficiencies, or excess, of vitamin D which can cause tiredness, bone pain, depression, and impaired wound healing, if any symptoms are developed at all.

Is the anaemia test different to a full blood count test?

Full blood count tests can indicate anaemia, however, they differ as it can indicate any other potential conditions and diseases in the blood, the anaemia test primarily measures the iron -HB/HbO2 levels, which is the haemoglobin, indicating potential anaemia.