Extended Performance Check

  • What's tested:

    Liver Function Test, Kidney Function Test, Lipid profile test, General Biochemistry, and Glucose (MBA HDL LDL), HBA1C, Full Blood Count / ESR, FSH, LH, E2 (Oestradiol), Free and Total Testosterone, SHBG, DHEAS, IGF1, Thyroid Profile – TSH, T3, T4


Information About The Tests

Liver Function Test

A Liver Function Test (LFT) is a set of blood tests that assess the health and functionality of the liver. The liver plays a crucial role in various metabolic processes, detoxification, and the production of proteins necessary for bodily functions. LFTs help healthcare professionals evaluate liver function and identify any potential liver disorders or abnormalities.

  1. AST (Aspartate Aminotransferase):
  2. ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase):
  3. Alk Phos (Alkaline Phosphatase):
  4. Gamma GT (Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase):
  5. Total Bilirubin:
  6. Total Protein:
  7. Albumin:
  8. Globulin:

These tests are often interpreted together, as abnormalities in one or more markers can provide valuable information about the overall health of the liver. It's important to note that while LFTs are useful in assessing liver function, they are not specific to a particular disease, and further investigation may be needed to determine the underlying cause of any abnormalities. Interpretation of LFT results should be done by healthcare professionals in the context of the individual's medical history and other diagnostic tests.

Kidney (Renal) Function Test

A Renal Function Test (RFT) is a group of tests that provide information about the functioning of the kidneys. The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining the body's internal environment by regulating the balance of water and electrolytes, removing waste products, and producing hormones. Renal function tests help assess how well the kidneys are performing these functions.

  1. Urea:
  2. Creatinine:
  3. eGFR (Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate):
  4. Sodium:
  5. Chloride:
  6. Bicarbonate:

These tests are often performed together as a panel to provide a comprehensive assessment of kidney function and electrolyte balance. Abnormal results may suggest the presence of kidney disease, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, or other medical conditions. If you have concerns about your renal function, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for a thorough evaluation and appropriate management.

General Biochemistry

A general biochemistry blood test, also known as a comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) is a group of blood tests that provide information about the body's metabolism and organ function. These tests help assess various aspects of the body's chemistry and can aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of a wide range of conditions.

  1. Creatinine:
  2. Uric Acid:
  3. Calcium:
  4. Corrected Calcium:
  5. Phosphate:

These tests are typically performed as part of routine health check-ups, to monitor certain medical conditions, or to investigate symptoms. Abnormal results may prompt further testing and evaluation to determine the underlying cause of any imbalances or abnormalities.

It's important to note that reference ranges for these tests can vary between laboratories, and interpretation should be done in consultation with a healthcare professional. Additionally, these tests are often considered in conjunction with a patient's medical history, symptoms, and other diagnostic information to provide a comprehensive understanding of their health status. If you have concerns about your blood test results, it's recommended to discuss them with your healthcare provider.


Measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Elevated levels may indicate diabetes or other metabolic disorders.

Lipid Profile

A lipid profile is a blood test that measures the levels of various lipids (fats) in your blood. This test provides valuable information about your cardiovascular health and helps assess the risk of developing heart disease. The key components typically measured in a lipid profile include:

  1. Total Cholesterol
  2. Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Cholesterol
  3. High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol
  4. Triglycerides
  5. LDL Cholesterol/HDL Cholesterol Ratio

It's important to note that while the lipid profile provides valuable information, it is not the sole determinant of heart disease risk. Other factors, such as blood pressure, diabetes, and lifestyle choices (diet, exercise, smoking, etc.), also play crucial roles in overall cardiovascular health. Interpretation of lipid profile results and decisions about treatment or lifestyle modifications should be made in consultation with a healthcare professional.


HbA1c reflects average blood glucose levels during an extended period of time (3 months), offering a more comprehensive view than daily glucose monitoring. The results are expressed as a percentage, with higher values indicating poorer blood sugar control. HbA1c testing is a valuable tool for managing diabetes and reducing the risk of complications associated with prolonged elevated blood sugar levels.

Full Blood Count / ESR

A Full Blood Count (FBC) in Australia is a common blood test that provides information about the cells in your blood. It is also known as a complete blood count or CBC in some regions. The test measures various components of your blood, including:

  1. Red Blood Cells
  2. White Blood Cells
  3. Platelets
  4. Hemoglobin
  5. Hematocrit

The FBC is ordered as a useful way to investigate symptoms such as fatigue or weakness, to monitor certain medical conditions, or to assess the effects of medications. Abnormalities in the counts or levels of these blood components can indicate various medical conditions, such as anemia, infection, inflammation, or bleeding disorders.


Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) are two important gonadotropin hormones produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. Together, LH and FSH play a key role in regulating the menstrual cycle in females and spermatogenesis in males, contributing to the overall functioning of the reproductive system. The levels of LH and FSH can be measured in blood tests to assess reproductive health and diagnose certain conditions related to the reproductive system.

E2 (Oestradiol)

Estradiol (E2) is a crucial estrogen hormone, primarily produced in the ovaries (females) and, to a lesser extent, in the testes (males). It regulates female secondary sexual characteristics, the menstrual cycle, and plays a role in male reproductive health. Measurement of E2 levels is important in assessing reproductive and overall health.


Testosterone plays a crucial role in the development and maintenance of male reproductive tissues and is also involved in various physiological processes, such as muscle mass and strength, bone density, and the distribution of body fat.

Testosterone levels can fluctuate throughout the day levels are generally at their highest in the morning.

There are different forms of testosterone in the blood, including total testosterone and free testosterone. Total testosterone measures the overall amount of testosterone in the blood, while free testosterone represents the portion of testosterone that is not bound to proteins and is available for use by the body's cells.

It's important to note that testosterone levels can vary between individuals, and what is considered a normal range can differ based on factors such as age and health conditions. Interpreting testosterone levels requires consideration of the individual's overall health and specific circumstances.

If you have concerns about your testosterone levels or are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalances, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional who can provide personalized advice and appropriate testing.


Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a protein produced by the liver that plays a crucial role in regulating the levels of sex hormones in the bloodstream. Changes in SHBG levels can impact the balance of these sex hormones and have implications for reproductive and sexual health. Measurement of SHBG levels through blood tests is important in assessing hormonal balance and various health conditions.

Thyroid & T3 T4

TSH, T3, and T4 are all related to the function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces hormones that play a crucial role in regulating the body's metabolism.

Thyroid function tests are valuable in diagnosing and managing thyroid disorders and ensuring proper hormone balance in the body. If you have concerns about your thyroid function, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance.

How it works

Buy a test + at-home sample collection

If at-home or workplace service is available in your area, purchase for an additional $55 fee.

Schedule an appointment

After you make a purchase, one of our Express Pathology nurses will contact you to schedule an in-at-home or office blood collection appointment.

At-home blood sample collection

One of our friendly nurses will collect your blood sample and send it to the nearest laboratory.

Get fast results in your inbox

Access results in your email inbox as soon as they're available.

Blood collection currently available in NSW, VIC, and QLD.

Easy-to-understand results.

Your results will be emailed to you within 24 - 36 hours after collecting your sample. You will receive a text SMS notification when your results are ready. Your results are highly confidential, but you can choose to share your results with your healthcare provider, family, or friends.

Independent support.

Express Pathology reviews your test results and will contact you directly if they require prompt attention. You will be encouraged to speak directly with your primary GP.

Frequently asked 

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  • How early can you come to my home or office?

    Our Nurses can generally start from 6am.

  • How do I pay for this service?

    Payment process is simple. We have integrated secure Commbank Payment Gateway to take payments online. Simply complete the online form and make the payment using the ‘Proceed to Book’ button.

  • Can I be seen on a weekend?

    Yes, our nurses work 7 days a week.

  • Can you come to my work?

    Yes we can attend your work premises if you have a private area to conduct the blood collection.

  • Is there a medicare rebate/ bulk billing available?

    No, this is a private service not linked to Medicare.

  • Do I need to Fast?

    Fasting is optional however, please indicate to your blood collector if you have been Fasting or not.

  • What happens with my results?

    Your results are reviewed by our GP and sent to you securely through email. If action is required our GP will be in contact with you.

  • Do Prestige keep a copy of my results?

    Yes they are held in our secure database.