Bone Health (female) Test
By Forth Edge
In general exercise can promote good bone health, however female athletes can often be threatened by a reduction in bone density leading to an increased risk of stress fractures, as well a long term reductions in their bone strength. It is therefore important to keep track of key bone markers to ensure your skeleton health is not compromised.
Why are female athletes at risk? Regular, vigorous exercise can lead to a reduction of the female hormone oestrogen (oestradiol) which is a key transporter of calcium, an essential mineral for strong bones.
This test profile is specifically designed for female athletes who are involved in frequent and intense training, who want to guard against poor bone strength and reduce the risk of injury. It includes the important hormone, oestradiol (oestrogen) and well as calcium and vitamin D, which can often be low due to limited and poor quality sunlight.
Key benefits when using Forth’s tracking service
Fast & accurate
Fast & accurate analysis from accredited laboratory
Tests can be done at home
Secure access to online results
Online dashboard which tracks results over time
Included in this test
How it works
We will send you a finger prick kit to use at home
Pop your sample in the post to us using a pre-paid envelope
View your results on your secure personal health dashboard
This test has the option to switch to a home phlebotomy. This means a healthcare professional will visit you at home to draw the blood sample from a vein.