Ask anyone in Ireland for directions and they’ll probably get you from one side of the country to the other using pubs alone. Drinking is entrenched in our lifestyles and in our culture. But how much is a drink too much? And when do we draw that all important line in the sand as far as our liver health is concerned?
With very few symptoms, liver disease can go undetected until it is too late. But now, for the first time in Ireland, a home blood test called LiverCheck will aim to give drinkers early indications regarding the potential onset of liver disease.
The liver is a hardy organ and acts as a distribution centre for all the goodness the body requires. Its regeneration properties make the liver an amazing organ, yet habitual strain from drink over a number of years puts people at risk. Previously, liver disease was the domain of men in their 60s but now the age is coming down and even more women than ever before are showing signs of alcohol-related liver damage.
The LiverCheck test is the crucial first stage for those concerned about their liver health and the test offers intervention and advice to personally take control of your lifestyle. This revolutionary new way of testing is a life-saving breakthrough made accessible through YorkTest Laboratories.
It couldn’t be easier. You take a simple finger-prick blood test in the comfort of your own home and post back to YorkTest Laboratory. The easy-to-understand results are returned within fifteen working days and enable you to make an informed assessment of your current condition.
Your laboratory results offer a unique colour-coded LiverCheck score based on the leakage of liver enzymes (ALT & AST) into your blood. A recent study from America concluded that those patients with higher readings of ALT and AST enzymes in the blood had higher rates of early age mortality.
The complete test offers…
Clear instructions on how to submit your blood sample.
Easy to interpret results.
Results guidebook to allow you to implement any recommended advice.
Lifestyle Audit which allows you to identify the risk factors that may be affecting your liver health.
The knowledge that the test is clinical, convenient and confidential, with no records ever appearing on medical notes or with your GP.
Get involved today and get even more friendly with your liver.
Order your LiverCheck test kit today at www.yorktest.ie
or call 01 2022701
€130.00 cheques made payable to YORKTEST and sent to 25 Rectory Slopes, Herbert Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.