The answer depends on a number of factors which you need to consider. Regardless of these factors, we recommend that everyone has a comprehensive Baseline Blood Panel.

Having a regular Blood Panel empowers you to optimise your health for the long term. Having this information enables you to understand the key indicators of health and how to best make changes to maximise your health outcomes.

Baseline Blood Panel

A comprehensive Baseline Blood Panel establishes 

  • Whether there are underlying conditions
  • Gives you the ability to monitor for changes in the future, for example, your blood sugar levels may increase putting you at risk of diabetes. Knowing this, you can take early action to avoid damage that may occur due to developing diabetes.

A Baseline Blood Panel should also be accompanied by a general health check. You should record the following parameters which should be tracked over time.

  • Weight
  • Blood Pressure
  • Waist Circumference, measured at the belly button, with relaxed muscles.
  • Resting Pulse
  • Eye Test
  • BMI
  • Diabetes Risk Calculation
  • Heart Risk Calculation

Once you have a baseline health profile, you can consider how often you need to repeat testing.

Health Conditions

If you have an existing health condition, you should consult your doctor to agree the best way to monitor your condition. 

Age

If you are under 45 years old, without an existing health condition, or family history of health conditions, then a blood test should be ordered in consultation with your doctor. One every 2-3 years should be sufficient.

 

Family History

A family history of chronic disease, cancer or heart issues, would suggest that you should have an annual Blood Panel, which has been discussed with your doctor.

 

Action to resolve diagnosed health conditions:

If you have been diagnosed with a health issue and in consultation with your doctor, you have taken action, then a follow-up Blood Panel should be ordered to track your progress. 

Disclaimer: This is not individual medical advice. It is general advice. You should seek individual medical advice from a Healthcare Professional.