Endurance

Our Endurance subscription is specifically designed for athletes involved in sports such as triathlons, cycling and long distance running. This tracking profile brings together a set of markers that allow athletes to optimise their training, covering aspects of health, fatigue, injury risk and recovery. Results will help to identify possible causes for dips in performance, giving you insight into when to reduce activity levels before it’s too late. 

Test cost:
£99.00
per test
Test type: finger prick
This a subscription package and you will receive a new test kit at the duration of your choice (every 1, 2, or 3 months). Subscription can be paused or cancelled online at any time.
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Estimated turnaround
2 days
From receipt of sample

Key benefits when using Forth’s tracking service

Fast & accurate

Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory

Convenient

Tests can be done at home

Secure

Secure access to online results

Online dashboard

Online dashboard which tracks results over time

Included in this test

Blood

Blood transports oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, hormones and waste products around the body. It consists of a number of cellular components; red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets, as well as a liquid called plasma. Red blood cells are an important oxygen transporter while white blood cells defend the body against infection.

Tested biomarkers
  • White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
  • Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
  • Mean Cell Haemoglobin (MCH)
  • Iron
  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit (HCT)
  • Ferritin

Cardiovascular

Your cardiovascular system consists of your heart and the network of arteries, veins and capillaries which are responsible for transporting oxygen, hormones and nutrients throughout the body. Unfortunately, coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the UK. Factors which increase the risk of heart disease include high cholesterol, smoking, being overweight and lack of exercise.

Tested biomarkers
  • hs-CRP

Kidney

The kidneys remove harmful waste products from your body and regulates your body's water levels. They also control the release of certain substances such as electrolytes back into your bloodstream thereby maintaining the body's balance. Poor kidney function can lead to the build-up of waste products in your body causing headaches, a loss of energy, weight gain and more.

Tested biomarkers
  • Urea
  • eGFR
  • Creatinine

Metabolic

Metabolism refers to the chemical processes which take place within your body that converts food into energy. Good nutrition is essential for a healthy metabolism. Problems with your metabolism can lead to fluctuations in weight as well as fatigue or hyperactivity.

Tested biomarkers
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Cortisol (9am)

Muscle

Muscles support movement and help circulate blood and other substances throughout the body. Good muscle tone can help to prevent injury.

Tested biomarkers
  • Creatine Kinase

Vitamins & minerals

Healthy levels of vitamins and minerals are essential for your body to function properly. Some vitamins known as fat soluble can be stored in your body whilst others known as water soluble cannot. You can usually get all the vitamins and minerals you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.

Tested biomarkers
  • Vitamin B12 (active)
  • Sodium
  • Folate (serum)
  • Chloride

How it works

Collect sample

We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home

Post sample

Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope

Online results

View your results on your secure personal health dashboard

 

See how a simple test can improve your performance...

Over the past 4 years I’ve suffered with a number of serious knee injures from ski racing at an International level. My rehabilitation and training can be very demanding - up to 16 hours a week in the gym lifting weights or on the bike. When I’m skiing, I can easily rack up 30 hours per week. Therefore, it’s important I can regularly monitor key biomarkers for immune function and fatigue including vitamin D, iron, and thyroid function. This allows me to make informed decisions about my training, recovery and nutrition, so I can stay healthy and perform at my best.

Jazmine Butcher, British Alpine Ski Racer

 
 

I recently used Forth’s blood screening service prior to competing in the Paralympics in Rio.  Through the test I discovered that my Vitamin D was low and with the help and advice of my dietitian, was able to address this before Rio.  Forth provided an excellent service.  I was able to have my bloods taken from a clinic close to where I train and my results came through very quickly

Piers Gilliver, Silver Medalist, Rio 2016

 

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Test cost: £99.00 per test

Estimated turnaround 2 days From receipt of sample

Test type: finger prick

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