Prepare For Whatever Comes Your Way.
The Full Picture
Get a full report on not just your White Blood Count, but other factors that can affect your immunity, such as a vitamin report, a CRP and a Full Blood Count.
Specialists will provide medical, fitness and lifestyle advice to how to improve your immunity, as well as actionable steps you can maintain no matter what time of the year.
Is this test for me?
Take the Immunity Test if you want to focus on your:
- Long Term Health
Did you know?
1 in every 100,000 is born with the immune system disease called severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), or 'bubble boy disease' — this means their body is unable to fight off infections.
Decode your sample in 3 steps.
Order your testing kit online and we'll process it the same day on a 24 hours delivery.
Collect your sample following the instructions provided with your kit. Send the sample to the lab using the return prepaid envelope.
When your results are ready to view online, you will be notified by email and a member of our support team will contact you as well.
Vitamins play a key role in a healthy nervous system, energy levels, immune system and general wellbeing. A lack of vitamins can lead to affected mood, sleep disturbance, fitness and general aches and pain. Our test will cover the the key vitamins that are necessary for your overall health.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that primarily aids calcium absorption, promoting growth and mineralisation of your bones. Vitamin D does not really behave like a vitamin, rather it functions more like a hormone. Vitamin D helps maintain strong and healthy bones by regulating calcium and phosphorus. It is also involved in different functions of your immune system, digestive, circulatory, nervous systems, whilst also affecting ageing.
Vitamin B12 & Active B12
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that your body cannot produce. It is found in animal products and also added to some foods. Vitamin B12 has many important functions in our body. It is required for the production of red blood cells, DNA synthesis, and tissue repair. Because Vitamin B12 is commonly found in animal products, individuals following a vegetarian or vegan diet may require supplementation. An active B12 test measures the amount of B12 that available for your body to use.
Folate is a water soluble vitamin found in many foods. It plays a wide array of different functions, including repairing DNA, keeping your cells functioning normally so that you can remain healthy, and producing red blood cells.
Inflammation refers to your body's process of fighting against things that harm it, such as infections, injuries, and toxins, in an attempt to heal itself. When something damages your cells, your body releases chemicals that trigger a response from your immune system. Our test will show you how well your body responds to foreign chemicals.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation. A high level of CRP in the blood can be the marker for many conditions — from a slight infection, to cancer. It also shows that your immune system is working hard to fight off whatever is causing this high level of CRP. Our test will show you what your current levels of CRP are, and what it means for you.
Biomarker Tested: High sensitivity C-reactive protein
FBC & WBC Check
A weak or compromised immune system can be dangerous, and there are many reasons why you might find yourself getting ill or having to go to the GP more often. Our Immunity Health can give you an extensive reading of how well your immune system is coping and what needs to be done to keep it strong.
Red blood cells
RBCs contain the iron-rich protein, haemoglobin, that delivers oxygen to tissues and organs.
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)
'Mean corpuscular volume' is the average size of red blood cells. A smaller size may be a sign of iron deficiency, while larger sizes indicate vitamin B12 or folate deficiencies.
Mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH)
‘Mean corpuscular haemoglobin’ is the average amount of haemoglobin in a single red blood cell. A low number may be a sign of iron deficiency, while a high number indicates vitamin B12 or folate deficiency.
Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC)
Mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration refers to the average concentration of haemoglobin in red blood cells. A low number may be a sign of iron deficiency, while a high number often indicates sickle cell disease or hereditary spherocytosis.
Red cell distribution width (RDW)
Red cell distribution width is a measurement of the variation of red blood cell sizes. A low number typically is not a cause of concern. A high number often indicates iron deficiency, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency, or a recent blood loss.
Mean platelet volume (MPV)
Mean platelet volume is the average size of platelets. Newer platelets tend to be larger than older ones. A low number may indicate aplastic anemia or thrombocytopenia. A high number is often an indication of certain inherited disorders.
Platelets help stop bleeding by promoting blood clotting. A low platelet count may indicate conditions such as bone marrow failure, viral infections, lupus, pernicious anemia (due to vitamin B12 deficiency), or affects of certain medications. A high platelet count may indicate leukaemia, inflammatory conditions, or myeloproliferative disorders (a disease that causes an abnormal growth of blood cells in the bone marrow).
White Blood Cell Count
White blood cells help the body fight off infections from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. There are different types of WBCs, each with its own function:
(Neut) act as your body's first line of defence to fight off infections.
(Lymph) help produce antibodies, which recognise and fight foreign invaders. They include B-cells, T-cells, and natural killer cells.
(Mono) are white blood cells that move out of the circulating blood into tissues where they mature into macrophages (cells that destroy bacteria and other harmful organisms).
(Eosi) helps fight against parasites, cancer cells, and allergens. A low number is not a concern, while a high number may be a sign of parasitic infections.
(Baso) stimulate the release of chemicals to aid in the body’s immune response. A low number is not a concern, while a high number may be a sign of an active allergic reaction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I take an immunity test?Having a strong immune system ensures you are energetic and fit in your day-to-day life — naturally, you may experience being unwell during seasons where you are more likely to get the flu or catch a common cold, however your body should be able to bounce back quickly from these moments effortlessly. Knowing whether you have a strong immune system means you can find out either how you can keep it strong, or how you can boost it.
If left unchecked, your immune system might worsen and this could affect your wellbeing and lifestyle — your body could develop allergies when the body's immune system reacts to a particular substance as though it's harmful) or be more susceptible to more life-threatening conditions such as HIV, and autoimmune diseases.