BLOOD TESTS ∙ 4 minutes read

A general health check-up at home: how the Fear Nothing Blood Test works

By Ashton Sheriff | Medically reviewed by Danielle Brightman

Getting a health checkup at the doctor’s can be daunting. The thought of long wait times, busy receptionists, and sharp needles tend to put us off seeing the doctor before we’ve even booked the appointment. But dodging health checkups can cause problems, especially if you have an ongoing or underlying condition. This is why we’ve introduced the Fear Nothing Blood Test: a general health check up that you can perform in the comfort of your own home - without needing to see a doctor. 

What is the Fear Nothing Blood Test?

The Fear Nothing Blood Test is a home blood test that measures important biomarkers to give you an accurate insight into how well your body's functioning.

It's a finger prick blood test, meaning there are no needles involved, and is easy to use even if you've never taken a home blood test before.

There are two versions of the Fear Nothing Blood Test: the Fear Nothing Blood Test and its upgrade, The Fear Nothing Blood Test Plus.

Fear Nothing Blood Test: gives you a snapshot of your current health by measuring 17 biomarkers, including your testosterone, cholesterol, and vitamin D levels.

The Fear Nothing Blood Test Plus: a complete health check up that measures 21 biomarkers to assess your overall health as well as the health of your organs. It can also inform you of your diabetes and anaemia risk, two conditions that can be prevented or managed well if caught early enough with a blood test.

How does it work?

Simply collect a blood sample using the equipment provided with your kit, post it free of charge to our accredited partner lab, and you will receive your results within 3-5 working days. Your results come with a free, written review from one of our clinicians explaining what they mean so you can understand and make the most out of them. Additionally, you can book a one-to-one phone consultation with one of our very own GPs to ask questions about your results and receive expert guidance on how to improve them in the future.

What does it test for?

The Fear Nothing Blood Test checks a range of key health indicators to help you understand your health on a deeper level. It gives you precise insights into your:

  • Vitamin levels
    Vitamins are involved in many of your body's most vital processes such as healing wounds, making DNA, and supporting your immune system. The Fear Nothing Blood Test checks your vitamin D levels to tell you if they are normal, or if you should consider taking a supplement such as Vitamin D Boost to support them.
  • Hormone levels
    Hormones such as testosterone (which can be measured with a Fear Nothing Blood Test) are important for overall male health and development. Low testosterone levels can cause issues with sex drive (libido), erectile dysfunction, and overall mood.
  • Liver health
    The Fear Nothing Blood Test is able to show you how well your liver is functioning by measuring the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood. The liver performs over 500 functions in the body, including the detoxification of the blood, so it’s a good idea to make sure it’s working as it should.
  • Kidney health
    Kidneys help to filter toxins and waste from the blood. The Fear Nothing Blood Test checks to make sure your kidneys are working properly by measuring how well your kidneys are able to filter toxins and waste. It also measures the levels of urea and creatinine in your body, which are two important biomarkers used to assess kidney health.
  • Thyroid health
    The thyroid plays an important role in regulating the body’s metabolism. The Fear Nothing Blood Test looks at the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in your body to see if your thyroid is normal, overactive, or underactive.
  • Heart health
    Measuring cholesterol levels with a Fear Nothing Blood Test can be used to understand your current heart health, as well as forecast what your heart health might be like in the future. This is because high cholesterol levels increase the likelihood of developing heart disease. Thankfully, though, catching high cholesterol early with a blood test makes it much easier to control, reduce, and prevent.

The Fear Nothing Blood Test Plus goes even further and measures two additional health indicators:

  • Diabetes risk
    Diabetes is a serious but preventable condition that can be avoided by simply checking your blood sugar levels. The Fear Nothing Blood Test Plus looks at how high your blood sugar levels have been on average over the past three months to tell you if you're at risk of diabetes.
  • Anaemia risk
    Like diabetes, anaemia is a severe but preventable condition. The Fear Nothing Blood Test Plus measures your ferritin (iron), vitamin B12, and folate levels to assess your risk of anaemia. This allows you to keep track of them easily and take the steps needed to improve them if they are deficient. 

The bottom line

Don’t let uncomfortable doctor visits put you off getting your health checked. The Fear Nothing Blood Test is a complete health checkup that you can perform in the safety and comfort of your own home. Each Fear Nothing Blood Test measures key biomarkers to give you valuable insights into your health, and taking routine blood tests over time allows you to track your health and measure your progress. 

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