Blood Chemistry Tests

Unsure if you need a Blood Chemistry Test?

Most often, the first test a doctor will do for you is ‘full bloods’ which is a standard work-up of white blood cells, red blood cells, cholesterol, blood glucose, some liver, possibly thyroid and renal markers. Very useful. It can pick up some really important markers.

Often, what happens is you get told they are all ‘normal’. I hear this a lot. They may all well be normal given average reference ranges, but I often see things on there which could suggest a less than optimal functioning system somewhere or another.

You can do your own version of a standard work-up as a kind of overall MOT test.

Testing Summary

Quite simple: do either the Functional Blood Chemistry Panel (RG) or the Functional Blood Chemistry Panel Advanced (RG) if you need a really thorough look at how your body is doing. If you want a fancy-pants report with really good summaries and the priorities picked out for you, also look at the FDX Ultra (PHC). I’ve also listed the FDX special tests for women and men there so you can get extra hormonal etc information.

Testing Your Bloods

An excellent – and more comprehensive – alternative to a standard blood work-up would be the Functional Blood Chemistry Panel (RG) or, even better the Functional Blood Chemistry Panel Advanced (RG) which is really SO useful. Check the sample reports and analyte lists to see what each covers. Effectively, the more advanced version includes more hormones, inflammation markers, homocysteine, a better iron, B12 and folate anaemia check, more on thyroid and diabetes.

I also have a soft spot for the FDX Ultra (PHC) here. It measures a LOT of stuff and spits it out as a really comprehensive report for you so you can see what your priorities might be. It’s one of my very favourite tests, to be honest.

You can see a sample report here (note the report indexes start at page 7. Samples returned to the lab by courier, which is included. Blood needs to be centrifuged. Test instructions are here. I truly wish more people would have this test done!

Even better, check out the sheer amount of practical, usable information you get with the FDX Femme Ultra and FDX Man Ultra tests. You can even add lots of different markers to any core test with FDX if you like so you make a bespoke test, tailored just for you.

Just make sure you do this one within 30 days or they can charge an admin fee and the full price after 90 days if you cancel! NB COVID NOTE: you will need to ignore the returns label in the FDX kits for now as samples are taking too long. Samples should be posted the same day as they are taken and sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery guaranteed before 12 noon next day to Functional Diagnostix Ltd, Unit 12 Central Business Ctr, Iron Bridge Close, London, NW10 0UR. Check the collection cut off times with your local post office so you don’t miss it!

I am often asked for an overall MOT health check test and I think this is a really useful one.

Testing Summary

Quite simple: do either the Functional Blood Chemistry Panel (RG) or the Functional Blood Chemistry Panel Advanced (RG) if you need a really thorough look at how your body is doing. If you want a fancy-pants report with really good summaries and the priorities picked out for you, also look at the FDX Ultra (PHC). I’ve also listed the FDX special tests for women and men there so you can get extra hormonal etc information.

Testing Tips…

Just note that most good blood tests will need centrifuging.