Health and wellbeing

Cardiovascular risk assessment - £35 (20 minutes)

Measures: cholesterol + glucose levels, BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, QRISK2 value.

This test involves a finger prick blood sample in order to determine cholesterol/glucose values. A QRISK2 score is also determined which gives you your risk of CV disease within the next 10 years. This involves a lifestyle/family history questionnaire as well as simple anthropometric measurements.

Full blood profile - £119 (20 minutes)

Measures: full blood count, blood biochemistry, kidney function, liver function, lipid profile and hormone levels.

This test involves a venous blood sample, which requires for you to be fasted 10 hours prior. The results will provide you with detailed information on your overall health, with a trained physiologist able to explain the blood measures to you.

Cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) - £149 (1 hour)

Measures: ECG, maximal heart rate, blood pressure response, ventilatory efficiency, VO2MAX, anaerobic threshold and training zones.

To perform the CPET, inspired and expired air is collected using a facemask for approximately 3 minutes at rest on a cycle ergometer (rest phase) followed by 3 minutes of resistance free pedalling (unloaded cycling phase) and then a continuous gradual, uniform increase in work rate until the limit of tolerance is met (incremental phase). The advantages of this protocol are as follows: 1) it permits assessment of the normality or otherwise of the exercise response; 2) it identifies the cause of functional exercise limitation (i.e., breathlessness, chest pain, premature fatigue); 3) it gives an appropriate frame of reference for training purposes for competitive events (i.e., marathon) or rehabilitation purposes (i.e., body composition changes, improvement in health).

The CPET is further benefitted by a low initial work rate, meaning only a short duration of high intensity exercise is required over the entire protocol lasting around 8-12 minutes. All results are presented in both scientific forms which can be provided to cardiac/pulmonary specialists, as well as a simplified report designed to inform you with comparisons to normative data.”

Spirometry - £35 (15 minutes)

Measures: forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume, forced expiratory ratio and maximal voluntary ventilation.

This test is used to assess pulmonary function and can help diagnose different lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). During the test, you will wear a nose piece and breathe into a spirometer at varying rates, in order to determine the measures listed above.

Resting ECG - £35 (15 minutes)

Measures: ECG, resting heart rate and blood pressure.

This test is used to assess the electrical conductivity of the cardiovascular system at rest and can help diagnose abnormalities in cardiac rhythm. During the test, you will have ECG electrodes connected, whilst laying down in a supine position on a medical bed.

Testing packages

These are more in depth assessments of overall health, taking into account the tests above as well as analysis of resting metabolism and dietary requirements of healthy living.

Standard health package - £159 (2 hours)

This package combines many of the tests listed above, with additional analysis of body composition and resting metabolism. The package requires for you to be fasted 10 hours prior, with it considered an ideal package for determining general health The following assessments are involved:

  • Standard body composition (4-site skinfolds, girths, BMI, body fat %)
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Resting metabolic rate
  • Resting ECG

Premium health package - £249 (3 hours)

This package combines all the health tests we offer, with full analysis of body composition and resting metabolism. The package requires for you to be fasted 10 hours prior, for accurate measurement in the metabolic tests. In addition, the cardiopulmonary exercise test will help us determine your response to exercise, which is why it is our most in depth analysis of health. The following assessments are involved:

  • Premium body composition (8-site skinfolds, girths, BMI, body fat %, somatotyping) 
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Resting metabolic rate
  • Resting ECG
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • Spirometry

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University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
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