Blood testing helps to bridge the gap between the theory and reality of what’s happening in the body. Professional athletes’ bodies are different from those of the population as a whole. As a result, a particular blood test for an athlete may produce an “abnormal” result, which would not appear in a non-professional sportsperson.
Blood tests help provide evidence of:
Applying this scientific approach to understanding what’s happening in the body of the athlete can help athletes to become faster, stronger and more flexible. This helps to build their muscular endurance so they perform better and reduces the risk of injuries. We have one of the UK’s largest networks of independent pathology laboratories and perform in excess of 1.5 million tests a year for Spire Healthcare hospitals, professional sports clubs/athletes, private healthcare and NHS. Our clients include Premier League football clubs and The Football Association.
Our range of tests includes:
This would have a turn-around of 24 hours FBC, U & Es, LFTs (Liver Function Tests), Bone Profile, Lipids (includes Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL and LDL), Creatine Kinase, Iron, Ferritin, Glucose, Vitamin D, CRP.
This would include Profile 1 and the following parameters – additional parameters would have a TAT of 7 days. Health & Well-being Profile PLUS: Vitamin B12, Folate, Red Cell Folate, Magnesium, Red cell magnesium, Selenium, Zinc
TAT 24 hours Thyroid profile (includes TSH and FT4), Testosterone, Cortisol
TAT 7 days - Omega 3/6 ratio
TAT 24 hours - Hep B – surface antigens, Hep C, HIV
TAT 24 hours - Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea – urine test
Additional tests are available including but not exclusive to: Sickle cell, ESR, Allergy screening To discuss bespoke analytical packages and interpretation of results please contact Perform at St. George’s Park. Pathology services can also be coordinated with any cardiac screening requirements.
To book your own bespoke pathology testing package please call the team on 01283 576 333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.