Blood Test for Female Runners

Blood Test for
Female Runners

Unleash your running potential with our home blood test for female runners. No matter your running experience, this at-home blood test helps you unlock your body's unique responses, helping you to prevent energy deficit and optimise recovery so you can achieve peak performance.


Finger Prick Kit

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Validated & analysed by NHS Lab


Results in 2 working days

£109 per test

Flexible subscription

Edge Female Runner home blood test kit with app

What gets tested?

19 Biomarkers

  • Active B12
  • Cortisol (9am)
  • Creatine Kinase
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Ferritin
  • Haemoglobin
  • hs-CRP
  • Luteinising Hormone
  • Oestrogen (oestradiol)
  • Prolactin
  • Red Blood Cell
  • Testosterone (total)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Thyroxine (T4, free direct)
  • Triiodothyronine (T3, free)
  • Urea
  • Vitamin D (25 OH)
  • White Blood Cell Count

Additional biomarkers can be added by personalising this test.

What are biomarkers?

Biomarkers are specific compounds we can detect in your blood sample that reflect different things about your health. Your test will tell you your levels for each of the above biomarkers, and whether they are in a normal range.

Gold Package

What's included

The test includes everything you need to collect your blood sample and return it to our lab:

  • A blood sample collection kit, which will be delivered within 2-3 working days
  • A Tracked 24 envelope to return your blood sample for free
  • Accredited lab analysis
  • Results within 2 working days, once your blood sample arrives at the lab
  • A review by a sports doctor
  • A secure app to review your results and doctor's comments
Glucose Gold

Blood sample collection options

Finger prick kit (FREE)

All our kits require a finger prick blood sample which is quick and easy to do at home. But if you don't like the idea of squeezing blood out of your finger, here are some other options:

A home visit by a nurse (+£60)

Have a nurse visit you at home to take your blood sample from your vein. The kit will come with everything the nurse needs to do the blood sample collection. Once you've placed your order, we'll be in touch to arrange an appointment.

Visit a clinic (+£45)

You can visit one of our partner clinics to have a nurse take a blood sample from your vein. Select this option at checkout where you can also see which clinics are near you. Once you've placed your order, we'll send you an email to arrange your appointment.

Organise a nurse myself (FREE)

If none of the above options work for you, you can arrange your own medical professional to collect your sample. There is no additional charge for this. Once you've ordered your test, we'll send you everything you and your chosen medical professional will need to collect a sample and post it back to our labs.

You can choose your blood sample collection method in the checkout. Learn more about sample collection.

Info Gold

When to take the test

If you’re having a regular period, collect your sample on day 3 of your menstrual cycle (day 1 being the first day of your period), otherwise take the test at any time. Take within 3 hours of waking.

IMPORTANT: To avoid contamination, use a different hand than the one you applied hormone gel/cream with for your blood sample.

Edge Female Runner home blood test kit with app

Benefits of Blood Testing for Runners

Uncover Your Body's Unique Responses

Our Female Runner blood test measures a range of biomarkers, including cortisol, creatine kinase, haemoglobin, and key female hormones like oestrogen. These data insights reveal how your body responds to training, nutrition, and stress, enabling you to personalise your running approach for the best results.

Avoid Hormone Imbalances

Overtraining can have a big impact on your hormone network. Without proper recovery and nutrition, your body will start to shut down some bodily functions to prioritise recovery. One of the first functions to go is your menstrual cycle. It can start as irregular periods but can lead to amenorrhea, which can cause bone density to decrease - increasing the risk of injury. This test helps you keep track of your body’s recovery, avoiding overtraining and negative side effects on your hormones.

Fine-tune Your Nutrition

Nutrient deficiencies can hinder your running performance. Our test evaluates essential nutrient levels, including vitamin D and iron, ensuring you're replenishing your body's needs.

Empower Yourself with Data

Data can help you find your edge. Our Female Runner blood test empowers you to make informed decisions that align with your specific needs and goals. By understanding what’s going on inside, you can push yourself to reach your potential.

Track Your Progress

By tracking biomarkers over time you'll be able to see the impact any changes to your training, diet, recovery and lifestyle are having on your health, fitness and performance. 75% of Edge customers improved their cortisol and CRP levels after their first test - key biomarkers related to stress, recovery and inflammation.

Join the Community

Join the growing community of runners who are harnessing the power of precision blood testing to elevate their performance. Our female runner blood test is your gateway to a deeper understanding of your body's capabilities

join thousands of runners upgrading their body’s performance through biomarker testing


Cortisol & Prolactin

74% of our athletes saw their stress reduce



64% of our athletes saw their energy levels increase



75% of our athletes saw a reduction in inflammation



74% of our athletes saw an improvement in hydration

Used by professional Athletes

We started exploring Edge when I (Lily) was struggling to recover after the Olympic Marathon Trials. Through Edge analysis it was discovered that my cortisol and testosterone levels had crashed. This signalled to me that I had gone over the edge and needed rest. I tested again 4 months later after a much-needed break and my levels had returned to a healthy level. Ben also had testing done post Olympics as he was struggling to return and knew something wasn’t right. It was good to get clarity and to understand our physical health in finer detail.
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Team Elite Running

Team GB Marathon

Lily and Ben running together

Used by professional Athletes

I was advised by a Sport and Exercise Doctor to use the Edge products and upon his advice started using the female runner test. This allows us to monitor my biomarkers to see how they change across the season. I can easily compare how my levels change across different periods of training and ensure that any issues are highlighted so that I can train and race to the best standard.
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Natasha Harrison

European Junior Champion

Natasha Harrison running

Used by professional Athletes

I lost my period as a consequence of RED-S and so I started using Edge to track my hormone levels and help me recover from RED-S as well as improving my performance in triathlon. My first test has already given me an insight into some areas I can work on to improve my performance and I am excited to see the effect that improving my biomarkers can have on my performance.
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Mia Hawkins

English National Champion 2021

Mia Hawkins running in heat

The process is easy

Get your kit

We will send you a simple finger-prick blood test kit to collect your sample at home.

Post to our lab

Use the free Tracked 24 return envelope to post your sample to our accredited lab for analysis.

Get your results

View a detailed breakdown of your results along with commentary from our sports doctors.

Track biomarkers over time

By tracking biomarkers over time you'll be able to see the impact changes to your training plans are having on your health.

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Frequently asked Questions

How soon will the test arrive?

If you order your test before midday on a Monday to Friday then your kit will be dispatched the same day. All our kits are sent out via Royal Mail first class post, so it should be with you within 1-2 working days.

When will I get my results?

We aim to deliver your results within 2 working days of your blood sample arriving at our lab.

How do I view my results?

When you buy your test, we will ask you to create an account with us during checkout. This will give you access to your own, secure health dashboard where you can view your results.

How secure is my data?

We have strict processes in place to ensure the protection of your data. Following GDPR the company also operates under tight legal rules about the sharing of data which ensures that data is only shared if it is crucial to the delivery of our service. For example, our doctors see customer results at the time of review, however, after review, access to results is withdrawn.

How do I find out my results are ready?

We keep you updated throughout the process by email and text message. We will let you know when your blood sample has arrived at our lab.  Once the blood sample has been analysed one of our doctors will review your results. Once your results are ready, we will email you and send you a text message to let you know your results are ready for you to view in your health dashboard.

Does a doctor review my results?

We have a team of doctors and nurses who look at all results and will comment on any results that are outside of the normal range for your age.

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Blood test for

Female Runner