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Sugar & Fat Storage Profile

FASTING BLOOD TEST

About the Sugar & Fat Storage Profile

This profile determines how well you use food for energy or whether you store it as excess fat. It includes energy, weight, sugar and carbohydrate craving markers. This profile also shows how well the hunger hormone leptin is working. This test is important because fluctuation in these markers should naturally reflect your diet and lifestyle. However, if it doesn’t it may indicate that there is another factor in your system that isn’t responding how it should. This can compound weight and physical health problems.

Simple Collection Process

Download & Print

Download and print your pathology request form from the email we sent to you.

Collection Centre

Take the form to one of our affiliated collection centres to have your blood sample taken.

Results Ready

Your sample will be tested at our in-house laboratory and we will email you to make a results appointment.

DEPENDING ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE TESTING PROFILES YOU HAVE REQUESTED, RESULTS CAN TAKE UP TO 3 WEEKS.

Insulin

Insulin is a hormone produced by your Pancreas that manages the glucose levels in your blood, helps with the storage of glucose and regulates your body’s metabolism for carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Excessive thyroid hormone production causes an increased glucose production in the liver, rapid absorption of glucose through the intestines, and increased insulin resistance (a condition in which the body does not use insulin efficiently). This is the enemy of weight loss. We try to reduce the stimulation of insulin as much as possible, if weight is a concern.

Glucose

Glucose is a type of sugar, and your body uses it for energy. High glucose levels can indicate insulin resistance and possible diabetes. 

Leptin

This hormone is produced by fat cells to regulate appetite in response to our current energy/fat stores. High leptin will result in an appetite decrease, whereas low leptin levels will lead to a voracious appetite. Leptin also has a role in managing calorie burning, inflammation, autoimmunity, and sugar levels. When our leptin is consistently too high, our receptors stop ‘listening’ to this signal correctly, creating a state of consistent craving.

Hba1C 

This marker helps diagnose and monitor people with diabetes.

1 x Blood Collection Form (emailed or provided in a test kit if purchased with other tests)

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

You can contact us directly at fhs@fhslab.com.au or call us on +61 02 8559 1480

Do I need to fast?

You are required to fast for 10-12 hours before your blood draw. A non-fasting blood draw may affect results.

Is there an additional collection charge?

No, no additional fees will be charged by the collection centre.

Can I take medication?

Medication has the potential to affect results. Please check with your practitioner before your blood draw about the potential effects your medication may have.

How do I book my follow-up appointment?
You can use the link in the email you were sent or contact us directly on +61 02 8559 1480. Please ensure you confirm the availability of your results prior to your appointment.

How long will it take for my test results to be returned?

Up to 3 weeks, depending on the complexity of the testing you have ordered.

Fasting Blood Sugar Leptin Test Results

Confused About Testing?

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