Comprehensive Weight Loss (CWL) Package

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Compliments to your staff and centre. I was so impressed by how the entire process was handled. So polite and comforting and professional.

Dee Munks, Durban Epic Testing Centre Client

Very impressed with your service. Your Staff were professional and well mannered. Will definitely recommend you!

Cheryl Clegg, Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

Baie danke dat julle epicentre gekry het om my COVID-19 toets tuis to kom doen. Die hele proses was glad nie onaangenaam nie, Josh was baie vriendelike en die toets was vinnig en glad nie traumaties soos wat die staat en social media jou wil laat dink nie. Weereens dankie, ek sal jul op hoogte hou oor die resultaat proses.

Jaco, PI; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client
What a fast and friendly service!
Nadia, Maritime Solutions

My client would like to thank the entire Cape Town Epicentre team, for the excellent manner in which their employees have been made aware of their status.

Jan, Optimal Solve; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

I am so grateful for all that Johann has done for us as a family and still doing. I am eternally grateful, and I stand in awe of his kindness. It brings tears to my eyes to think that someone can be so kind to total strangers. May the Lord bless you and keep you and take you from strength to strength. I took my uncle from a drug house about two months ago. He was slowly disappearing because of malnutrition. He doesn’t have any children or a wife. We all he has, and now you are willing to go the extra mile for him. My words are not enough to thank you. 🙏🏼 Bless you sir

Melton, Cape Town Epic Testing centre client

What Are the Tests in The Comprehensive Weight Loss (CWL) Package?

This package measures 11 different substances in your blood. It provides important information about your body’s organ functioning and metabolism. This is important, as our body, the foundation of how we process food into energy.

Total Package Cost from: R1511

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests, add extra tests or take out any test. Choose what suits your needs!

Our CWL Package Explained

Fasting Glucose Test

A fasting blood sugar test is used to measure sugar in your blood. This test is a simple, safe and common way to diagnose prediabetes, diabetes or gestational diabetes. When there is a lot of excess insulin and blood sugar in our blood stream, it signals our body to put that excess sugar in storage. We can store some sugar in our liver and muscles, however, when these are full our body start to store the extra sugar as fat.

This of course starts to cause weight gain. To prepare for this test, don’t eat and only drink water for 8 to 12 hours before the test.

Inclusive cost: R50

C-Reactive Protein Test

A c-reactive protein test measures the level of c-reactive protein (CRP) in your blood. CRP is a protein made by your liver. It’s sent into your bloodstream in response to inflammation. Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting your tissues if you’ve been injured or have an infection. Inflammation is a common underlying factor in all major diseases — including heart disease, cancer, hypertension, and diabetes — and that it can also cause weight gain and difficulty losing weight.

Inclusive cost: R120

Full Blood Count

Blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anaemia, infection and leukaemia. If the blood cells are not in balance, the body cannot function optimally, which may cause weight gain.

Inclusive Cost: R120

Liver Function Test

Liver function tests are blood tests used to help diagnose and monitor liver disease or damage. The tests measure the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood. When the liver is overburdened and consequently unable to metabolise nutrients and fats properly, it slows down metabolism, leading to more serious health issues as well as weight gain.

Inclusive Cost: R375

Lipogram (Cholesterol, HDL, TRIG & LDL)

This test (panel) measures the level of the different lipids and lipid-like substances in the blood. Cholesterol and triglycerides are carried in the blood by lipoprotein particles. These particles are also measured and classified according to density. The lipogram is used to help predict the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and determine treatment. The lipogram is used to monitor the effectiveness of and or response to therapy. Being overweight may raise the risk of high cholesterol by causing LDL cholesterol levels to increase and HDL levels to decrease.

Total cost: R213

Cholesterol Test

R50

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

R70

Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL)

R63

Triglycerides (TRIG) Test

R30

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test

A thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test is a common blood test used to measure how well the thyroid gland is working. The primary function of the thyroid is to control the speed and other aspects of the metabolism. The thyroid influences metabolic rate, menstrual cycle, heart rate, breathing, muscle strength and body weight.

Inclusive Cost: R170

Urea & Electrolytes and Creatinine (U & E and Creatinine)

A U and E is usually performed to confirm normal kidney function or to exclude a serious imbalance of biochemical salts in the bloodstream. A diverse number of conditions may be detected on the U and E test, as each parameter tested may be high or low. When kidneys do not work well, they do not make enough urine to remove the extra fluid from the body, causing fluid weight gain

Inclusive Cost: R250

Vitamin D Test (25-OH)

A vitamin D blood test measures the level of vitamin D in your blood. Abnormal levels of vitamin D can indicate bone disorders, nutrition problems, organ damage, or other medical conditions. Having inadequate levels of vitamin D may correlate with unintentional weight gain

Inclusive Cost: R213

Recommended Add-On Package

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

This package measures 14 different chemical substances in your blood. It provides important information about your body’s chemical balance and metabolism. This is important, as our metabolism is how the body processes food into energy. Abnormal levels of these substances or combination of them can be a sign of a serious health problem and impact your metabolism.

Total Package Cost: R665 (at reduced cost)

The lab result provided by Epicentre does not provide a diagnosis. Laboratory test results should be taken to a medical practitioner for a diagnosis and treatment.

The Comprehensive Weight Loss (CWL) Package Procedure

Coming in for this package is as easy as booking a test on our site or just coming through to one of our Walk-In Labs. One of our nurses will take a little blood from you and use it to test for these health targets identified in this package.

Fasting is crucial to the glucose tests in this package. You usually need to fast for 8–12 hours before you come in for this package.

If you would like to test without fasting, please ask not to do the glucose test.

Who Should Get The Comprehensive Weight Loss (CWL) Package?

How Can The CWL Package Help You?

Are you trying to lose weight and just can’t? It could be something besides your nutrition and exercise. It isn’t all about calories in vs calories out any more.

When Should You Get The Comprehensive Weight Loss (CWL) Package?

Most people get a CWL as part of their weight loss journey. Your doctor might also want one to check you for problems related to your thyroid, liver, immune system, kidneys, or metabolism. These tests can help you keep track of any chronic conditions you have, or make sure certain medications aren’t hurting your liver or kidneys

What Time Should I Come For My Test?

We would recommend coming in the morning as this test package needs fasting.

Can I Get Extra Tests With This Package?

You can build your own custom packages, choose which tests you would like by ticking on the menu provided to you during your test. You can eliminate tests that you don’t need or add on extra tests if you require them.

Want a single test? You can monitor a specific aspect of your health with ease at our Walk-In Lab.

Book with Epicentre

For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa.

We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Epicentre Special Deals

We offer free and heavily discounted tests as they are subsidized by research organizations that are looking to use this anonymous information to investigate various research questions, like can people test themselves for COVID?

Our Special Deals

10% Off All Walk-In Lab Tests

Only for pensioners at all branches.

Free Blood Pressure Tests

With all Walk-In Lab tests

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR test

All branches – FREE!

(Not for travel)

Cough Check 3 in 1 PCR: RSV, Flu & COVID

FREE!

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

R50 pensioners discount!

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Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests in these packages, add extra tests or take out any tests. Choose what suits your needs!

Women’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Women’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Men’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

Men’s Wellness Package (+40yrs)

Arthritis Package

Athletes Total Wellness Package

Diabetes Monitoring Package

Diabetes Screening Package

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Package

Comprehensive Weight Loss Package

Liver & Pancreas Package

Long COVID Package

HIV Monitoring Package

HIV Screening Package

Iron Deficiency & Anaemia Package

Menopause Package

Women’s Fertility Test Package

Men’s Fertility Test Package

STI Screening Package

Thyroid Screening Package

Rapid Typhoid Test

Drive Through

Laboratory Typhoid Test

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Drive-Thru COVID Tests

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen/infection testing

(R250 with a R50 pensioners discount!)

Drive-Thru COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R500)

Home based COVID-19 PCR Testing

(R1150 + travel over 50kms)

Rapid COVID-19 Antibody Tests

On Sale! (R150)

Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 12hrs)

(R850)

Cape Town Only

Extra Express International Flight Testing

(PCR Flight certificate in 4-5hrs)

(R2000)

Cape Town Only

International Flight Testing Package

(PCR + Antiviral Mask)

(R1000)

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