Balance Test

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Kidneys and liver are vital organs to your overall health, so it's important to look after them. Our balance test will provide you with a comprehensive metabolic panel assessing how well your kidneys and liver are functioning. Early detection and treatment can often keep kidney and liver diseases from getting worse.

Is this test for me?

Take the Balance Test if you want to focus on your:

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  • Long Term Health
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Biomarkers tested:

Liver Function

The liver is responsible for removing potentially harmful things from your body, or transforming them into something that your body can use and benefit from. Find out how well your liver breaks these down and keeps your body balanced through this test.

  • Albumin

Albumin is a protein made by your liver. It's the most abundant protein in the blood plasma, accounting for 55-60% of the measured serum protein. Albumin helps keep fluids in your bloodstream so it does not leak into other tissues. It also helps transport vitamins, hormones, and enzymes.

  • Globulin

Globulins are a group of proteins in your blood that are produced in the liver by your immune system. Globulins are important in liver function, blood clotting and play a big role in fighting infections. There are four main types of globulins: alpha 1, alpha 2, beta and gamma.  Together with albumin, globulins make up a large portion of the proteins in your blood.

  • Albumin-Globulin ratio (A/G ratio)

The A/G ratio checks the amount of albumin you have compared to globulin. Normally, the A/G ratio is slightly higher than 1.

  • Total protein

Proteins are essential building blocks of all cells and tissues. A total protein test is used as a general measure of all proteins in the plasma portion of your blood. Proteins are essential for body growth, development, and health. They form the structural part of most organs and make up enzymes and hormones that regulate body functions.

  • Alanine Transaminase (ALT)

ALT is an enzyme made by liver cells. Like ALP, its function is to help the liver breaking down proteins to make them easier to absorb in the body. ALT also plays a key role in metabolism, the process by which food is turned into energy.

  • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

AST is an enzyme found in different parts of your body, such as liver, muscle, heart, kidney, brain, and red blood cells. Like other enzymes, AST helps trigger chemical reactions that your body needs to function properly.

  • Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT)

 GGT is an enzyme mainly found in the liver. It helps transport and move molecules around the body and supports the liver to metabolise drugs and other toxins.

  • Bilirubin

Bilirubin is an orange-yellow pigment that is generated as a waste product of the regular destruction of red blood cells which occurs in the liver. This molecule is typically released as bile.


Kidney Function

Kidneys further the detoxification by filtering the blood and transforming that waste into urine. It's important to always keep this organ in check as it ensures there is no toxin build up in your body — our test will show you how efficient your kidney function is through a series of biomarkers.

  • Bilirubin

Bilirubin is an orange-yellow pigment that is generated as a waste product of the regular destruction of red blood cells which occurs in the liver. This molecule is typically released as bile.

  • Sodium

Sodium, often referred to as salt, is found in nearly everything you eat and drink. Sodium occurs naturally in several foods, is often added to foods during the manufacturing process, and is used as a flavour enhancer for many foods. Sodium is necessary for your health. It plays a vital role in nerve and muscle function and helps your body maintain normal fluid balance.

  • Chloride

Chloride is one of the components of salt used in cooking and other foods. It is also found in many chemicals and other substances in the body. Chloride is needed to keep the proper balance of body fluids, and it is an essential part of digestive fluid formed within the stomach lining.

  • Bicarbonate

When you breathe, you bring oxygen (O2) into your lungs and release carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon dioxide in your blood is present in three forms: carbonic acid (H2CO3), CO2 dissolved in blood, and bicarbonate (HCO3-), the predominant form. So, bicarbonate is the major form of carbon dioxide in the blood. The kidneys are tight regulators of bicarbonate in the body, excreting it or reabsorbing it in response to acid-base imbalances.

  • Urea

Urea is the final breakdown product of the amino acids found in proteins. The urea is then released into the bloodstream and carried to the kidneys where it can be filtered out of the blood and excreted in the urine.

  • Creatinine

Creatinine is a waste product from the metabolism of creatine, an amino acid. It is produced in muscle when creatine is broken down to generate energy, and it is then filtered through the kidneys. Therefore, its rate of excretion from the bloodstream is directly related to how well your kidneys function.

  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) 

GFR is a test that is used to estimate how much blood passes through the glomeruli each minute. The glomeruli are tiny blood vessels located within nephrons, known as microscopic structural and functional units of the kidney.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the purpose of this Balance test?

The test is aimed to help you get a better understanding of your kidney and liver function, and how your body is responding to your diet and lifestyle.

Can I speak with a qualified specialist after receiving my reports?

Yes, you can look up the specialist you want to share your results with directly from your account, and book an appointment online. All within a few clicks on your portal.