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November 17, 2021
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Blood tests for athletes

We offer different blood tests that can advise you in your sport.

Blood collection is easy and with over 800 locations in the Netherlands there is always a location near you. With the blood collection kit you can take blood at one of the blood collection points in your neighbourhood. Your blood is then sent to Valkenburg, where it is collected every day by the courier from the lab in Germany. Depending on the type of blood test you have chosen, you will receive all the necessary materials, including instructions, at home.

Why blood tests for athletes

Regular blood testing is a must for every serious athlete. As a (top) athlete you want to perform at your best. To improve your sports performance you can take tests that give you insight into your physical condition. With the help of this information you can adjust your training schedule and nutrition to suit your body in order to achieve your ultimate sports performance.

Get the most out of your life and your training with one of our blood tests for athletes.


What blood test do I need?

Which blood test you need depends on your goal. If you are under the guidance of an Integral Personal Trainer (IPT) they can use your blood values to develop a program that suits your individual metabolic characteristics.

We have also compiled various tests for the guidance of cyclists, power athletes, body builders and MMA fighters. When you practice a strength sport, it is important to keep an eye on your hormones. Hormones have an influence on your health and performance. We also offer tests specifically aimed at bodybuilders. We check for anaemia, liver function, kidney function, fat profile, thyroid gland, muscle damage and hormones. Finally, our overtraining test provides insight into the intensity of your training.

We offer several tests focused on nutrition and weight, performance and development. You can find all the information on the blood tests for athletes page. It states exactly what is tested and why.


Improve your training with the results

By entering all your blood values in your Insidetracker dashboard you get personal information for adjusting your diet, lifestyle and suggestions for supplements to optimize your health, according to scientifically proven formulas. This tool ensures, in cooperation with your coaches, an optimal training result.

InsideTracker offers a total solution for vitality, nutrition and performance. Your blood will be tested for 41 biomarkers and you will be able to view and supplement your blood values in InsideTracker for a whole year.

Improve your health and athletic performance by measuring what's going on in your body.

About the author
Ellen is the founder of Blood Values Test. She gained her experience with health examinations for companies, schools and government institutions at HumanCapitalCare arbo- en gezondheidsdienst. In 2009 she became director of Diagnostics Netherlands, a collaboration between all major general practitioners laboratories in the Netherlands. At the U- Diagnostics laboratory in Utrecht, she was responsible for blood testing at GP surgeries. Until she founded Blood Values Test for individuals in 2013.
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