General Health Check

Get a comprehensive analysis of your current health status.

Check up to 44 health markers covering your main health functions from cardiovascular, kidney, liver, vitamins, minerals and much more.

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One of our team will take a blood sample from your arm. This sample will be sent to our lab where it will be analysed for 44 biomarkers.

Your lab results will be reviewed by one of Melio's doctors who will provide you with a medical report, giving you insights and actionable information to take control of your health.

What is being measured?

Our General Health Check tests for 44 different biomarkers. These are biochemicals found in your blood which allow us to evaluate the function and health of your different systems.

Our check covers everything from kidney function to your cardiovascular health.

Who should get tested?

The General Health Check can provide insight to everyone. If you want to find out more about your unseen health status, then our test can let you do this.

When should I get tested?

It’s always a good time to get a health check. A simple blood test can help you catch any problems early before they become serious. And testing yourself regularly is the best way to track progress and build up a personal and longitudinal overview of your health.

What’s included in the analysis?

Our General Health Check will test your blood for 44 biomarkers. These biomarkers will tell you where you can make lifestyle and diet changes to improve your long-term health – helping you stay fit and healthy for longer.

These biomarkers cover 8 different areas of your health system, that have been specifically chosen by our team of expert doctors.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world, but it can be prevented. An excess of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood (Dyslipidemia) is one of the most important risk factors. High levels can effectively be controlled through diet and exercise.

Cardiovascular markers:

HDL - Cholesterol
LDL - Cholesterol
Non - HDL Cholesterol
Total Cholesterol

Diabetes occurs when the body’s ability to regulate the amount of blood sugar (glucose) is impaired.

In Type 1 diabetes the body is no longer able to produce insulin, and in the more common Type 2 (which occurs more frequently with age) the body is no longer sensitive to its action.

Lifestyle changes can prevent pre-diabetes from progressing to Type 2 diabetes, as well as being effective in treatment. The purpose of diabetes-related tests is to detect pre-diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes, as well as to monitor how well the diabetes is controlled.

Diabetes markers:


The kidney profile is a set of tests that evaluates the function of your kidneys. Kidneys remove waste products and excess water from the body. If it’s not functioning properly, waste products can accumulate and make you unwell. There are lots of reasons that the kidneys may not be working correctly including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Kidney function markers:

Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

The liver is essential for digesting food and removing toxic substances. If your liver is not functioning correctly it can make you unwell. There are a number of causes for a liver not functioning well, including infection, alcohol use, and certain medications and food supplements.

Liver function markers:

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)
Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GCT)

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that are required by the body to work properly and stay healthy. There are 13 main types of vitamins – including Vitamin D and C, and a number of minerals such as iron and calcium. Making sure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals is crucial for many bodily functions, like the formation of blood cells, tissues, genetic material and hormones.

Vitamins and mineral markers:

Transferrin Saturation
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D

There are 3 main types of cells in the blood – platelets (important for stopping bleeding), white cells (to fight infection) and red cells (carrying oxygen around the body). A full blood count provides information about these cells. For example, if someone is feeling tired frequently, the blood status can determine whether anaemia (low red cells) is a cause for this.

Blood status markers:

Haematocrit (PCV)
Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)
Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin
Concentration (MCHC)
Mean Corpuscular Volume (CPV)
Mean Platelet Volume (MPV)
Number of basophils
Number of eosinophils
Number of leukocytes
Number of lymphocytes
Number of monocytes
Number of neutrophils
Percentage of basophils
Percentage of eosinophils
Percentage of lymphocytes
Percentage of monocytes
Percentage of neutrophils
Platelet Count
Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)
Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW)

Increased markers of inflammation can be due to a number of causes including infection, joint problems and can even be a risk factor for heart disease.

Inflammation markers:

C-Reactive Protein (CRP)

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Frequently asked questions

What is a health assessment?

A health assessment is a general analysis of your physical wellbeing. Using a simple blood test and health questionnaire, our nurses and doctors will help you discover more about what’s going on inside your body. And once you’ve got a better picture of your health and any potential problems, you can make adjustments to your lifestyle or book an appointment with your GP to discuss your unique health issues in more detail.

You’ll need to book an appointment at one of our stores. You can find your nearest clinic and book an appointment online, or call 03333111007 to arrange a convenient time and date. 

Why is a health assessment a good idea? 

Taking your health into your own hands is a lot like your car’s annual MOT. Even if the vehicle is running perfectly, it’s still sensible to give it a good check to make sure there aren’t any hidden problems. That’s why our Health Checks are so helpful, as spotting new or potential problems early is the best way to keep yourself well.

Many of us also put up with feeling less than our best for a number of reasons and checking your bloods could give you an insight as to why this may be. Perhaps you’re struggling to fit an appointment with a GP into your busy schedule, or don’t want to take up their time for something as seemingly minor as tiredness or lack of energy. A Health check is a convenient and easy way to take your health into your own hands. Your bloods will be analysed against 44 health markers for common problems, including iron, folate and B12 deficiencies, serum lipids and triglycerides and markers of inflammation, so you can find out how to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

What can I expect to happen?

When you arrive at our clinic, please make sure you’re following government guidelines by wearing a face covering. Your nurse will also be wearing a face covering, so please ask if you’re struggling to understand them or need any information repeated.

During your Health Check, you’ll be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire to give us a better idea of your general health. The main part of your Health Check will be a simple venous blood test (where blood is drawn from a vein in your arm using a needle). This should only take a minute or two to complete.

Do I need to prepare?

Ideally you will fast for 10 hours before the test, so maybe consider booking a morning test, if this isn’t possible don’t worry but please let the nurse know so we can interpret your results correctly. It’s also a good idea to wrap up warm, as being cold can sometimes make it harder to draw your blood as well as being hydrated. If blood tests make you anxious, let your nurse know at the start of your appointment. They will do their best to make the experience as stress-free as possible. 

What I will be tested for

Your blood will be analysed against 44 common health markers, checking your:

  • Liver health

  • Cholesterol status

  • Kidney health

  • Blood sugar levels (for diabetes)

  • Iron levels

  • Vitamins, including B12, D and folate

  • Full blood count

  • Inflammation

Essentially, though, the Health Check will make sure key organs like your liver and kidneys are working as they should and uncover any deficiencies or precursors to illness that are impacting your health. 

How do I get my results?

You can check your results by logging into your Melio Health account. We’ll include a detailed breakdown of what your results mean, as well as relevant medical advice from experienced doctors. You’ll usually be able to access this information within five working days meaning you can act on your results and start improving your health quickly. Diagnostics are undertaken by our partner, Melio Health. During the consultation, your nurse will register you for a Melio Health patient account and you will receive your results through this portal.

You will need to consent to the nurse setting up a Melio Health account for you and your personal data being entered on the Melio patient portal; their terms and conditions can be found Melio Health Terms of Use.

Want to find out more about your health? Take your Health Check now.