Health and wellbeing assessments and packages

Cardiovascular risk assessment

Measures: cholesterol and glucose levels, blood pressure, BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, QRISK2 value.

  • Price: £45
  • Duration: 20 minutes.

This test involves a finger prick blood sample 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 anthropometric measurements and blood pressure assessment.

Optional add-ons:

Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) - £20

A diagnostic measure for diabetes, indicating glycaemic control over the previous 3-6 months.

Full blood profile

  • Duration: 20 minutes.

Blood testing is a method of screening for abnormal health across various health complications, or for confirming deficiencies of vitamins and minerals in the diet. All our analyses are performed by trained staff. We offer a quick and efficient service. We can provide specialised blood tests upon request*, as well as the blood profile templates detailed below. The procedure involves a venous blood sample, which requires for you to be fasted 10 hours prior. You will receive a consultation to discuss any abnormal results included in the price quoted below for our standalone tests, or consider packaging these together for a discount.**

Full blood count (FBC) - £80

Haemoglobin, red blood cells, haematocrit, mean cell volume, red cell distribution, mean cell haemoglobin, MCHC, platelets, MPV, white blood cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, basophils.

Liver function profile - £50

Bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, gamma-GT, albumin, total protein.

Kidney profile - £50

Sodium, potassium, urea, creatinine.

Metabolic profile - £50

Cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, HDL/LDL ratio, glucose, insulin, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c).

Bone profile - £50

Alkaline phosphatase, uric acid, calcium, phosphate, albumin, adjusted calcium, vitamin D.

Thyroid profile - £30

Thyroid stimulating hormone, free T4, free T3.

Blood group/type profile - £25

*other measures and quotes are available upon request.

**discounts include 15% off the total price for an additional profile, scaling by 2.5% for every profile thereafter, capped at 30% (7 profile).

Cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET)

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

  • Price: £199
  • Duration: 1 hour.

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 (for example, breathlessness, chest pain, premature fatigue); 3) it gives an appropriate frame of reference for training purposes for competitive events (for exmple, marathon) or rehabilitation purposes (for example, 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

Measures: forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume (FEV1), forced expiratory ratio and maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV).

  • Price: £45
  • Duration: 15 minutes.

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 nosepiece and breathe into a spirometer at varying rates, in order to determine the measures listed above.

Resting ECG

Measures: ECG, resting heart rate and blood pressure.

  • Price: £50
  • Duration: 15 minutes.

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. You will receive all 12-lead traces recorded and any abnormalities will be explained to you by a certified clinical physiologist.

Standard health package

  • Price: £159
  • Duration: 2 hours.

This package combines many of the tests listed above, with additional analysis of body composition. The package requires for you to be fasted 10 hours prior to attending the laboratory. The following assessments are involved:

  • SECA mBCA 515 Body Composition
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Spirometry
  • Resting ECG.

Premium health package

  • Price: £349
  • Duration: 3 hours.

This is a comprehensive package to assess your overall health outcomes and investigate your response to incremental exercise stress. The package requires for you to be fasted 10 hours prior, for accurate measurement of metabolic rate and fasting glucose. The following assessments are involved:

  • SECA mBCA 515 Body Composition
  • Premium skinfold assessment
  • Cardiovascular risk assessment
  • Resting metabolic rate
  • Resting ECG
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • Spirometry.

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University of Surrey
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Surrey
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