The Sport Check Plus assess core hormones and training markers that are essential to optimise physical performance and recovery. This comprehensive screen includes the following tests:
Performance Hormones (Total and Active Testosterone, Cortisol, Growth Hormone, Oestradiol, SHBG): Testosterone is a male sex hormone that is responsible for bone and muscle strength, as well as energy and sexual function. Growth Hormone (GH) is produced by the anterior pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. Growth hormone in adults is responsible for regulating bone density, muscles mass and strength and metabolism of fats. Low levels of GH can lead to weak bones, less muscle mass and abnormal levels of fats. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is produced by the adrenal gland. Cortisol has an important role in immunity, regulating blood pressure and stimulating insulin hormone to maintain sugar levels in the blood. Oestradiol is a female steroid hormone that is responsible for the female reproductive system, growth of breast tissues and bone integrity. High oestradiol levels in women can cause acne, low sex drive, and depression. Oestradiol can be raised in men due to excess fat or relevant to testosterone levels, which have declined with age. High oestradiol in men can cause growth of breast tissue, low sex drive and infertility. SHBG measurement can provide important information about the levels of testosterone and Oestradiol that are active and available for use. High SHBG levels means less testosterone or Oestradiol for use whereas low levels indicate an excess of active hormones.
Training Markers (Creatine Kinase, Magnesium, and Proteins): Creatine Kinase (CK) is a muscle enzyme, which signifies cells damage following strength and endurance training. CK levels tend to be high in people with greater muscle mass. Magnesium is mineral that is vital to energy production, muscle contraction and maintenance of strong bones. Most Magnesium in the body comes from dietary sources and low levels cause can muscle cramps, particularly during training. Proteins are important for body growth and health, as they are the building blocks of muscles cells and tissues. Low protein levels can be caused by malnutrition, kidney or liver disease.
Fats, Lipase and Sugar Levels (Cholesterol, Glucose, Lipase and Triglycerides): This panel tests for Cholesterol, Glucose and, and Triglycerides as high levels can increase the risk of diabetes, heart attack or stroke. Lipase is an enzyme that is released by the pancreas into the digestive tract to metabolise fats (lipids). This test can be used to detect pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) or other disease of the pancreas.
Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium and Chloride): This panel measures the levels of electrolytes as they regulate water balance in the body as well as the function of muscles and nerves. High levels of sodium are often caused by dehydration and low levels are caused by diarrhoea and vomiting.
Minerals for Bone Health (Calcium and Phosphate): Calcium and Phosphate are important for the development and healing of teeth and bones, muscle contraction, healing of wounds, and heart function.
Liver Function tests are used to detect liver inflammation, infection, and liver disease.
Kidney Function screen is ordered to assess the overall status of the kidney.
High Sensitivity CRP test is used to detect inflammation in the heart.
Full Blood Count: This panel provide important information about the types and numbers of blood cells such as Clotting cells, Red Cells and White cells. Full blood count will determine general health status, nutritional status, and screen for anaemia and infections.
Active individuals and athletes who want to optimise their fitness and recovery.
- Testosterone (Total)
- Growth Hormone (GH)
- Cortisol (Serum)
- Oestradiol (E2)
- Liver Function Screen
- Kidney Function (UEC)
- Glucose (Serum)
- Calcium (serum)
- Phosphate (serum)
- Magnesium (serum)
- Creatine Kinase (CK)
- C-Reactive Protein (High Sensitivity)
- Full Blood Count (FBC)
- Total Protein
Fasting is required for 10-12 hours prior to sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
3 Business Days
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