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How does Thriva work?
How does Thriva work?

A summary of what happens when you sign up, what tests we offer and your subscription package.

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Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

Our goal is to empower people to proactively monitor and manage their health.

We offer at-home finger-prick blood tests.

Our tests give you insight into your insides, testing for common health issues that can often be improved by making lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise and supplementation.

Thriva tests give you the information and guidance you need to track and improve your health. 

Here's how it works:

1. Get your Thriva kit

Create your account with some basic information and order your test online. We'll then send your kit which will arrive through your letterbox.

2. Take your sample

Each kit contains everything you need for your simple finger-prick blood test. When you're done, use the Tracked24 envelope and drop it in a letterbox to our partner lab. They'll handle the analysis before sending the results to us for review by a qualified GP.

3. Get your health report & results

We aim to upload your results to your Thriva dashboard within two working days. We'll email you to let you know they've been uploaded — so keep an eye on your inbox for this.

Your report will be created by a qualified GP with lifestyle and healthcare advice applicable to your results. You can log in to your secure dashboard to view your results at any time. We make it really clear what the results actually mean and we'll explain exactly what you need to do to maintain or improve these.

What tests do you offer?

Our personalised test packages:

Our test packages are made up of a combination of tests based on your recommendations after you complete our Health Survey here. All of our tests are blood tests.

You can create a personalised test package from a combination of the following tests:

  • Advanced iron profile

  • Advanced thyroid profile

  • Apolipoproteins and cholesterol profile

  • Basic thyroid profile

  • Cholesterol (lipid profile)

  • Creatinine

  • CRP

  • Ferritin

  • Folate

  • Free testosterone

  • HbA1c (diabetes)

  • Liver blood test

  • Omega 3 & 6

  • Total testosterone

  • Vitamin B12 (active)

  • Vitamin B12 (total)

  • Vitamin B9 & B12 (active)

  • Vitamin D.

You can see more information on each of these tests here.

Why don't you offer these tests?

Full blood count
Because it’s not suitable for the finger-prick collection method.


Because blood magnesium is not an accurate measure of how much magnesium is in your body. The more accurate form of this test, which measures magnesium in your red blood cells, is not available on finger-prick.

Renal / kidney function

We offer a creatinine measurement and calculation of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). We don’t offer a full kidney test with analytes like potassium because it’s not suitable for sending samples in the post.


Because it’s not suitable for the finger-prick collection method.

Fasting insulin

Because it’s not suitable for the finger-prick collection method.

Blood type

Because we’re a lifestyle tracking company and it’s not something you can track over time. Also, blood type testing is heavily regulated for safety so can only be done by in-person medical settings, rather than by post.

What should I test for?

Hint: We give you recommendations.

We recommend that you take our Health Survey here.

The survey will ask lifestyle, diet, health and background questions to recommend the most suitable panel of tests based on your needs.

Based on your results and health profile we’ll offer you personalised test recommendations from our offering.

Scroll down to the bottom to add or remove tests — it's all up to you.

You can find more information about health and blood tests in our Health Hub. Take a look to find out more about what our tests can tell you.

Can I add more tests onto my package?

Hint: It depends.

Depending on where you are in your Thriva journey, you may or may not be able to add more tests to your current test cycle.

Before your kit has been dispatched

You can personalise your test at any point before the kit is sent to you. To do this, please go to the "personalisation" page of your dashboard. From here — navigate to the "add or remove tests" icon where you can edit your test panel.

Your kit has been dispatched

We're not able to edit your test panel once your kit has been dispatched. This is because the personalised test request form in your kit — which instructs the lab which tests to run on your sample — cannot be edited due to auditing procedures.

Once you have sent off your sample

We're not able to edit your test panel once you have sent off your sample. The lab receives hundreds of samples a day and they audit the blood sample — alongside the request form — as soon as its received. Due to this volume, they're unable to intercept samples and match them to new request forms.

If you've been unable to add a new test to your order this time, you can add this to your next test cycle via the personalisation page of your dashboard.

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