✓ Liver Test
This finger prick blood test analyses your liver function.
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About this test
This finger prick blood test analyses your liver which is crucial for detoxification, protein synthesis, and the production of chemicals that help digest food.
What is Included?
✓ Home Finger Prick Blood Test Kit
✓ Recorded, next day delivery of your test kit (if booked before 3.30pm Mon-Thur)
✓ 24hr Tracked Royal Mail Return
✓ Results 2-3 working days from receipt by the laboratory
✓ Patients emailed with results plus analysis and health advice by a ZoomDoc GP
Your liver is the largest solid organ and additionally the largest gland in the human body. It carries out over 500 essential tasks.
The roles of the liver include detoxification, protein synthesis, and the production of chemicals that help you to digest food. Amazingly, It is the only organ that can regenerate itself.
The key functions include:
- Breaking down food and converting it energy
- Filtering waste products and toxins including alcohol.
- Storing vitamins
- Regulating hormones
- Supporting blood clots
- metabolising proteins
It can become inflamed and damaged through excessive fatty food intake, excessive alcohol, some drugs and medications plus viruses.
Repeated inflammation of the liver will lead to scarring (cirrhosis) which is irreversible. This blood tests measures the level of different enzymes within the liver which, if raised, can indicate that your liver is inflamed.
When to test
We would advise patients to only undertake this Liver test Monday to Thursday and then sending it directly back to our laboratory. This ensures that there are no delays in our lab receiving your test kit.
Specific biomarkers within this test includes:
✓ Total Protein
✓ Alkaline Phosphotase
✓ Gamma GT
✓ Alanine Transferase
Frequently Asked Questions
How accurate are ZoomDoc Wellness Tests?
ZoomDoc finger prick blood tests are as accurate as tests you would normally take via a normal regular blood test at hospital or in a GP setting.
All tests are analysed in labs in the UK and are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
All of our partner laboratories undergo frequent quality control checks to ensure they meet the highest standard of testing. The equipment and analysers used are all designed for the specific function of capillary blood testing. All ZoomDoc test kits come with clear instructions.
What laboratories do ZoomDoc use?
All laboratories that ZoomDoc use are UKAS & ISO 15189 accredited.
Most samples are analysed at The Doctors Laboratory which is based in Central London. This lab is the largest private laboratory in the UK.
How are my tests reviewed?
All test results are analysed by our team of Doctors.
They will comment on your results and often provide both advice and health recommendations.
If there is any worrying results our Doctors will get in touch and advise on next steps.
Is this test suitable for children?
ZoomDoc do not recommend purchasing our wellness tests for children.
Can I discuss my results with a ZoomDoc GP?
Our team of GPs are available via the ZoomDoc app to discuss any queries or questions you may have.
What will happen after purchasing a Wellness Test?
After purchase of your test kit, it will be immediately dispatched to your home or workplace. After it arrives, you must activate the test with the details of the patient undertaking the test. There are full instructions on the test kit box.
Can I give my test to someone else?
Yes, if you receive or order a wellness test kit and want to gift it to someone else, you can do this. However, the test must always be activated with the personal details of the individual taking the test.
How to take your home blood test
” Your liver is one of the most important and largest solid organs in your body. Carrying out over 500 essential tasks, from filtering alcohol to metabolising and breaking down red blood cells. Producing bile to break down cholesterol and fatty foods to hormone production that regulates your blood pressure. Our liver test indicates if you are drinking excessively (gamma GT) or if you have signs of fatty liver disease raised ALT). It is useful to monitor the overall function of your liver and its ability to carry out its multiple key functions. “
Dr Kenny Livingstone – ZoomDoc GP