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The benefits of blood tests for athletes and serious sports players are numerous. Take advantage of personalised nutrition and health plans by knowing what nutrients, hormones, and vitamins are at lower levels. Having blood tests done specifically to improve sporting and athletic ability can help you to enhance your performance in training and in competition.
Many athletes are underperforming because they don’t fully understand what their bodies need. By looking at specific biomarkers, specialists can assess why you might not be reaching your full potential and can advise you on ways to improve from the inside out. Having a healthy plan based on blood tests will help you to improve both endurance and strength.
Summerfield Healthcare offers Sport Performance Blood testing in Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton with comprehensive reporting to help you get the most out of the tests. Our blood test services are available on a flexible schedule to fit around your routine, and results are available quickly.
We have a dedicated sport and performance blood test profile that examines the following:
The results for these biomarkers demonstrate how your body is recovering after training, how it is absorbing nutrients, how you are handling stress and tension, and how your metabolism is functioning. All of these aspects are key in creating a training program that is tailored to your needs. Increased CRP could mean you need more rest time between training, or low testosterone levels can be improved by increasing strength training.
Blood testing can also help you to identify any problems or deficiencies before they stop a sporting career completely. Understanding what your body needs will help you perform at a higher level for longer as well as inform you on staying strong and healthy when your sporting career ends.
Sport performance blood tests are done by taking a small sample of blood and sending it for testing. When you arrive for your appointment you will be asked a few questions before one of our medical team takes your blood. A thin needle is used to extract blood from a vein in your arm. The sample is labelled and sent to the laboratory for testing and you are free to go.
You may experience slight bruising and discomfort at the needle site, but this will pass within a few days.
Results are sent directly to you as soon as they are ready in a secure and easy to read PDF file. If you would prefer a hard copy of your results please let us know.
Although we are a private healthcare provider, our priority is you and your health. That’s why we are committed to giving you excellent healthcare at affordable prices.
A sport and performance blood test profile costs £105 and this is carried out by our nurse team.
You do not need a referral to book a test but you can book a follow up private GP consultation if you would like to discuss your blood test results with one of our experienced GPs. (Please note this attracts a separate fee).
We offer sport performance profile blood tests in Wolverhampton and sport performance profile blood tests in Shrewsbury so you can conveniently book around your location and schedule.
Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:
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Paul Hatton is the Registered CQC Manager for Summerfield Healthcare. He is responsible the governance, overseeing of the clinical aspect and the development of new services.
Paul qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2000 from Staffordshire University having spent 7 years in The Royal Air Force.
Paul has worked for a number of NHS and Private Healthcare providers over the years and joined Summerfield Healthcare in 2015.
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Dr Sundeep Sidhu is a GP with professional interests in all aspects of women’s health. She completed her GP training at the Oxford Deanery and also gained a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
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Dr Vivake Roddah is a GP with professional interests in Dermatology, Minor surgery and Occupational Medicine. He completed his GP training in the Oxford Deanery and has had the opportunity of working with patients from many different backgrounds.