From our labs to the servers we use to store and process your results, only the highest level of accreditation will do so you can feel confident we’re treating your data with the utmost respect.
Each of the laboratories have achieved UKAS 15189 accreditation, which means they reach the very highest standards with each biomarker validated for accuracy and repeatability; the same standard as laboratories used by the NHS. It’s a quality assurance mark which means the results you receive are as accurate as those you would expect from your regular GP.
We use a tracking system that ensures your individual samples, results and information are monitored and kept secure so that only you and our team of doctors and scientists have access.
Our labs follow guidelines set out by the Royal College of Pathologists using international standards for the transfer of clinical data. When your data reaches Forth, it’s encrypted and stored on ISO 27001 accredited servers based in the UK.
Accurate, reliable data is the bedrock upon which you can grow to be the best version of yourself, and we’re dedicated to ensuring you get everything you need to achieve this.
We’ve conducted independent research to ensure our capillary collection and testing processes are an accurate blood collection method. To do this we commissioned Professor Richard Luxton at the University of the West of England to conduct statistical analysis to compare the results of laboratory tests on capillary blood samples, collected via finger prick as used in Forth tests, versus venous blood samples collected from a vein as you’d experience in hospital or at your GP. The research indicated a strong correlation between the two blood types.*
*When tracking results over time we always recommend the same methodology is used to establish a trend and reduce variabilities.
Our home blood tests contain a reagent that helps stabilise your blood sample.
To ensure your samples are not compromised during transportation, we use a 24-hour tracked Royal Mail service, and if your sample has been delayed we will send you a new collection kit free of charge.