Blood Test Kits
Understand what is really going on inside your body with a simple finger-prick blood test that you can take at the convenience of your home. The cerascreen® blood test kits are sample taking and mail-in kits that include a detailed individual results report based on a sample analysis in a medical pa Read more...
Understand what is really going on inside your body with a simple finger-prick blood test that you can take at the convenience of your home. The cerascreen® blood test kits are sample taking and mail-in kits that include a detailed individual results report based on a sample analysis in a medical partner laboratory.
Check if you are sufficiently with vitamins and minerals or learn about potential allergies, or intolerances you possibly suffer from. You can carry out the cerascreen® blood tests quickly and easily at home. Your sample will then be analysed in a medical partner laboratory.
Why is blood testing important?
People have always interpreted a lot into blood. In Europe people used to talk about recognising the status of nobles in their "blue blood". According to a widespread superstition in Japan, your blood group tells you something about your personality. Of course, all this has dubious significance. However, your blood tells you a lot about you - namely your health.
Advantages of a blood testing kit
Medical laboratories can read all kinds of information from a blood sample: among other things, the supply of minerals such as zinc, selenium and magnesium, the trace element iron and omega fatty acids, cholesterol levels and long-term blood sugar HbA1c.
The blood also contains the most significant biomarkers for certain vitamins. The blood value 25-OH-vitamin D (vitamin D3), for example, indicates your supply of vitamin D. You can have your supply determined with the cerascreen® Vitamin D Test. The so-called holotranscobalamin in the blood is a parameter for the vitamin B12 level and can indicate an undersupply of this important vitamin. Click here to learn more about the cerascreen® Vitamin B12 Test.
Blood testing kits for allergies and intolerances
Blood tests can also be used to detect all kinds of allergies. If you have an allergy, you will find an elevated number of so-called IgE antibodies in your blood. These antibodies are a weapon of your immune system that gives off when you are allergic to what are actually harmless invaders. Doctors then talk about sensitisation to certain substances - and that is exactly what they can detect in the blood by measuring the concentration of certain IgE antibodies. An allergy only exists if the sensitisation is present and symptoms occur. Only doctors can make a reliable diagnosis.
Blood tests can provide evidence of possible allergies to food, animal hair, house dust and latex.
Tests for intolerance to histamine and gluten are slightly different. A diagnostic blood test for celiac disease looks at other antibodies and the so-called tissue transglutaminase. For histamine intolerance, the laboratory looks at whether the enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO) is too rare in the blood. The body needs the enzyme to break down histamine - therefore a low DAO level can mean that you cannot tolerate histamine well.
Blood tests from cerascreen®
The cerascreen® blood test kits cover two different methods of blood sample taking: Liquid blood tests and dry blood spot card tests, which our medical partner laboratories use to ana blyse certain biomarkers.
For both sample collection methods you take a small blood sample from your fingertip using one of the two lancets provided in the test kit. For the liquid blood test, you collect a few drops of blood in a collection tube, and for the dry blood test you simply drop some drops of blood on a dry blood spot card. In both cases, after the collection the sample needs to be mailed to the medical partner lab by using the free enclosed return envelope. After the sample analysis you will receive a detailed report with your personal results as well as individual recommendations for action and additional health information.