Preventive Health Screening
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Get a health checkup from the comfort of your home. The Preventive Health Screening Test measures biomarkers in key areas that may be causing undiagnosed symptoms or be indicative of other health conditions. Use the Preventive Health Screening Test as your annual health screening or as a starting point to further investigate certain health concerns.
Test method: Finger prick test
What do we test for?
- Easy to use from home
- Professional analysis in a medically certified laboratory
- Most affordable home test provider
About the Test
What is the Preventive Health Screening Test?
The Preventive Health Screening Test measures blood sugar, cholesterol and lipid levels, kidney & liver function, thyroid function, key vitamin levels (Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12), and iron (ferritin) levels. The test is a finger prick test that you can easily take from home. Your sample will then be examined by a certified laboratory and you will receive the results within a matter of days. It couldn’t be easier!
What can the results of the Preventive Health Screening test tell you?
Your results will give you information about your risk of lifestyle-related disease as well as vitamin and mineral markers related to immunity and bone health, such as if your vitamin D level is too high. You will receive a detailed report with your test results and what steps you can take to improve your overall health status. We also have medical support staff available to answer your health-related questions.
How can I collect my own sample for the Preventive Health Screening Test?
This is a finger prick test that allows you to collect your sample from home. In order for the laboratory to have sufficient sample material to analyze, you will be asked to fill two microtainers with blood.
What's in the test?
Homed-IQ’s Preventive Health Screening Test comes with everything you need to take a blood sample from home. Simply activate your test and follow the detailed instructions included in your kit to prepare your sample, then mail it to our laboratory using the prepaid shipping label. Results will be available within days. As the Preventive Health Screening includes several different blood tests, two blood samples are required.
- 3 x lancets
- 2x blood collection tubes (1x Serum tube, 1x EDTA tube)
- 4x alcohol wipes
- 2x band aids
- 2x alcohol-free disinfecting wipes
- 1x return envelope
- 1x protective bag with absorbent material
Summary of Biomarkers
1. Blood Sugar
This test result gives an indication of your average blood sugar level over the past three months. HbA1C measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the blood protein that carries oxygen. The higher the percentage, the higher your blood sugar. High blood sugar level can be linked to Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Do you want to know what is the difference between Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2? Then our article “Symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes” might be interesting for you!
2. Cholesterol and Lipids
Cholesterol is produced in the liver and is found in every cell of the body. The body uses cholesterol as a building block for cells and hormones and for the production of bile. There are two types of cholesterol: one in the form of HDL (high-density cholesterol) and LDL (low-density cholesterol). HDL is also referred to as the ‘good’ cholesterol and LDL is known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol.
High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is also known as the “good” cholesterol because it transports excess bad cholesterol to your liver to clear it. Higher HDL levels are associated with a lower risk of heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle changes such as increasing exercise, quitting smoking, and improving one’s diet have been seen to increase HDL. To learn more, check out our article “What is HDL?“.
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) transports cholesterol throughout the body, creating the risk that cholesterol builds up in the arteries and can cause cardiovascular disease. Elevated LDL can indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
HDL % of total cholesterol
The percentage of total cholesterol refers to the amount of HDL (= “good” cholesterol) in the body that can fight the LDL (= “bad” cholesterol). The higher the percentage of total cholesterol is HDL, the better. In case you want to learn more about cholesterol, HDL and LDL, feel free to check out our article “Cholesterol and your health“.
Triglycerides are the most common types of fats in the body. Excess calories, alcohol and sugars are converted into triglycerides and stored in the body as fat. An elevated triglyceride level increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
3. Liver Function
Your liver is an organ with many important functions. Some of its functions are that it removes wastes and toxins from your blood, produces bile which aids in food digestion, produces cholesterol and other fat-carrying proteins for the rest of the body, processes hemoglobin, regulates blood clotting, and converts excess glucose to glycogen for storage.
Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) are enzymes found primarily in the liver. Generally, ALT levels in the blood are low. However, damage to the liver can cause these enzymes to leak from the liver into the bloodstream, elevating blood liver enzyme levels. The same is true for GammaGT. High levels of GammaGT in the blood can be a sign of liver or bile duct damage.
Gamma-glutamyltransferase (Gamma-GT or GGT) is an enzyme made in the liver that helps convert and digest substances that enter the body through food and drink. Normally, the concentration of GGT in the blood is very low but can become elevated when the liver is overloaded. This happens when the liver must process a high quantity of certain substances in a short period of time, for example with excessive use of certain medications or alcohol. GGT values will also rise when the bile ducts are blocked, with gallbladder problems, or as a result of liver damage.
Creatinine & eGFR
A creatinine test can indicate how well the kidneys are functioning. The kidneys are organs that filter waste products from the blood. Creatinine is a waste product from the muscles. All waste products are stored in the bladder until you excrete them. If you have an elevated creatinine level, this may be a sign that the kidneys are damaged or not functioning properly. An elevated creatinine level can be caused by inflammation of the kidneys, a kidney-related bacterial infection, an enlargement of the prostate, or kidney stones. Diabetes, dehydration, or excessive use of medication can also be a cause.
A low creatinine value is usually not alarming and is usually caused by a decrease in muscle mass, which often comes with age. The eGFR provides information about the kidney’s ability to purify the blood and remove waste products through urine.
4. Thyroid Function
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced in the pituitary gland in the brain. TSH regulates the production of hormones T3 and T4 by the thyroid gland. Either too much or too little TSH can indicate problems with the thyroid, such as hyper or hypothyroidism. To learn more, take a look at our full article on “What are normal thyroid levels?“.
5. Vitamin Levels
This test measures the Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, and Folic Acid levels in your blood. Based on the test result, it can be determined whether there are abnormal levels of one of the above vitamins. This can indicate that changes in diet or supplements are needed.
Ferritin is a protein that stores iron in your body. The amount of ferritin in your blood indicates the amount of iron in your body. A low ferritin value can indicate anemia.
Homed-IQ offers a free 10-minute telephone consultation with one of our doctors to discuss the results of this test. Schedule your free consultation with Homed-IQ’s medical team in our online portal after receiving your test results. During this consult, you can discuss your results and any related questions with the doctor.
How does it work?
Order your test
Activate and take your sample
Receive your test result
Frequently asked questions
Does this blood test also check for celiac disease or food intolerances?
No, this test does not check for food sensitivities or intolerances. To order a Homed-IQ Celiac Test, please click here.
Can I also buy tests for specific health issues?
Can I order this preventative health screening blood test in bulk for my employees?
Yes! Homed-IQ is happy to offer large-scale testing solutions for your employees. We can offer tailor-made testing solutions for both large and small companies. Please contact us to receive more information or to discuss options and pricing.
Does my insurance cover a complete blood test?
Please check directly with your insurer whether home health tests are covered. Certain insurance companies do cover general health checks/preventive screening.
Homed-IQ can provide itemized receipts for tests you order – which you can then submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Our receipts include:
- Purchaser’s name, email, and address
- Date of purchase (as opposed to date of service)
- Amount paid (after any discounts or promotions)
Is there another way to collect results, instead of using a blood test?
This test checks for biomarkers that are present in the blood. This means that a blood test is the only way to perform this test. Luckily, only a small quantity of blood collected via a finger prick is required, unlike tests taken at the doctor’s office which often require a blood draw from the vein.
How will the analysis of this blood test take place?
After you collect your blood sample, simply place it in the protective envelope and use the prepaid shipping label to send it to one of our partner labs. Your sample will be analyzed by our laboratory and the test result will be sent directly to your online account.
How accurate is this at home health test?
Homed-IQ uses only scientifically validated tests with the highest accuracy. Our tests are specifically validated for at-home use and are of equal accuracy to a test performed in the doctor’s office.
How can I use the results of this blood test?
The results of this blood test in combination with your response to the health questionnaire can be used in discussions with your healthcare provider about potential health problems you may be experiencing that need further testing or investigation. You will also receive a detailed report of the test results with recommendations from our medical team on next steps.
How often should you do a general health check?
While opinions vary, routine physical exams are generally recommended once a year if you’re over the age of 50, and once every 3 years if you’re younger than 50 and in good health. If you have a chronic disease or other ongoing health issues, you should see your doctor more often, no matter how old you are.
Early detection and treatment of potential illnesses will help you maintain a healthy mind, body and quality of life.
Why are regular preventive health screening tests important?
Preventive health screening tests can help identify health risks before they develop into disease, or reveal health issues before symptoms become apparent. This can improve the chances of treatment and cure. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the leading causes of poor health and death in Western Europe are preventable or can be delayed by early intervention (Source).