General Health Tests
What is a general health test?
A general health test checks common biomarkers that provide a good indication of your overall health. General health tests can be used even if you are not experiencing symptoms, because identifying potential problems early can allow you to take action before symptoms or disease occur.
There are several different ways to check in on your health, such as having a check-up at the doctor. An alternative to this is a home self-test. Using a self-test, you can easily check important markers of health without needing to visit a doctor or blood collection clinic. This saves you time and allows you to perform the test at a time that suits you.
Test yourself with Homed-IQ
Are you curious about your health? Homed-IQ offers a diverse portfolio of general health tests that you can easily and safely take from home.
A selection from our range of general health tests:
What can I measure with a self-test?
Self-tests can measure a wide variety of health markers, providing results equal in quality to a blood test performed in a doctor’s office. One popular test is the Blood Sugar (HbA1C) Test, which measures your average blood sugar level in the past three months and can be used to check for diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Do you often feel tired or fatigued? You may have anemia. Using Homed-IQ’s Anemia Blood Test, you can measure your iron, hemoglobin and ferritin levels from home.
High cholesterol does not cause any symptoms, but can increase your risk of heart disease. Sometimes high cholesterol occurs despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. Using the Cholesterol & Lipids Test you can measure your cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglyceride levels, allowing you to stay in control of your heart health.
Liver Function Blood Test
The Liver Function Test allows you to check your liver health using key biomarkers including ALT, AST, and bilirubin. The results of this test can be brought to a GP for further evaluation if required.
An extended version of this test is the Liver and Kidney Function Test. In addition to biomarkers related to liver function, you can also check markers related to kidney function, such as albumin and creatinine.
Heart Disease Blood Test
Homed-IQ’s Heart Disease Blood Test measures both cholesterol level and blood sugar (HbA1c), two important indicators of cardiovascular health. This simple test can be repeated over time to monitor your blood sugar and cholesterol levels or to check the impact of lifestyle changes.
Your test results will be available in days after sending the sample to one of our certified laboratories. The results will be sent automatically to your personal account, with the option to print the laboratory report to bring to your GP.
Is a general health test not what you were looking for? View our Preventive Health Tests, Sport & Wellness Tests, or Sexual Health Tests.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I send a completed health test to the lab?
All Homed-IQ tests include instructions on how to return your test as well as a prepaid shipping label. If your test arrives in the lab on a weekday, you will often receive your test results within 24 hours.
How long do I have to wait for my test results?
Once your order is complete, your Homed-IQ test will be delivered to your home within 1-3 working days. Once the test arrives in our lab, the results are available within days. If you have any questions about a particular order or test results, please contact us at [email protected].
Where can I view my test results?
Your test results are viewable in your personal Homed-IQ account. Here you can easily view the results online or download them as a PDF. You will receive an email notification when your test results are ready.