There are many conditions in Trichology where further tests are required, a serum blood test is an excellent reliable source of information that relates to various parts of the patient’s health. Either your GP, a private clinic or indeed Shuna Hammocks as a qualified and insured phlebotomist can extract your blood to send for analysis. In most cases, the results are available within the week and your Trichologist can both interpret and advise on which supplements are needed to achieve optimum hair growth.
An example of the tests requested would be Ferritin, B12, Zinc, Vitamin D, C’reactive protein, Thyroid profile and various hormonal analogues. The reference ranges are always required as the trichologist needs to assess where on the given range your results set as the required levels of general health are different to that of hair. This is why far too often doctors report the tests carried out are “normal”. Sussex Trichology will explain this and any other requirements.