Our GPs can provide over 1,300 different blood tests from our clinics. We offer a variety of tests that are currently unavailable on the NHS. These simple tests can reveal a lot about your health and wellbeing, and can help diagnose any underlying diseases and conditions.
Routine Blood Tests
We offer an extensive range of blood tests. It can be a good idea
to have routine blood work done at least once per year, especially if you have a family history of any health conditions. It can be a good indicator of your health and how you can improve it, or it may pick up an underlying condition even if you have no symptoms.
Our routine blood tests include an anaemia screen, immune function check, kidney function, liver function, lipid profile and thyroid testing. Take a look at a few examples of the tests we offer below.
We have a range of tests to help diagnose diseases or help assess the overall state of your health. Our GPs will be able to advise the best test to get to the bottom of your symptoms.
If you have done some research and know which test you want, we can arrange that for you. Take a look at a few examples of the tests we offer below.
Are you suffering from sneezing fits, runny eyes or swelling and rashes on your skin? You may be suffering from an allergy. Allergic reactions can lead to hay fever, asthma and eczema. A simple allergy test can identify any allergic reactions you might be having, including food allergies, pet allergies, asthma and hayfever.
Blood clot or thrombosis test
We offer several tests to check if your blood is clotting correctly. Some clotting problems run in families, and so it may be worth taking a test if a close family member has had blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be very serious, as clots can move into the lungs and cause chest pain, breathlessness and collapse.
Blood Type & Group Test
Are you interested to know your blood type or group? Maybe you need to know for your Profession, if you're going travelling, working abroad or in case you ever need a blood transfusion? A simple blood test can identify your blood type. There are four basic blood types: A, B, AB & O and each will either be positive or negative.
Bloods for Heart Disease Risk
You may be at increased risk of a heart attack if you are over 60, have high blood pressure, are overweight, smoke or don't exercise regularly. If any close family members have heart disease this also increases your risk. We offer tests and measurements which assess your risk of having a heart attack in the next ten years, and we can help you make positive changes to improve that.
If you are suffering from symptoms that may indicate cancer, there are a number of blood tests available to determine if the risk of cancer is high or low. During your consultation, you would have a full examination and discuss what tests are best for you. This may include blood testsYou may also have to have X-rays, scans or scopes
Assessing your cholesterol is included in our Core Health Check, but you can also choose to have this done as a standalone test. Taking this test is a proactive measure that can give you an indication as to whether you need to make lifestyle changes to avoid Heart disease or Stroke. If you already have Cardiovascular disease of Diabetes you should have this test at least yearly.
Diabetes is becoming an increasingly common disorder resulting in the level of sugar in the blood being too high. Diabetes and pre-Diabetes can be diagnosed using a simple blood test. There are two main types of Diabetes - type I and type II. Type II is the most common and can be managed through diet, exercise and tablets. Type I more commonly occurs in young people and is always treated using insulin injections.
If you have been trying for a baby for quite a while with no success, you have the option of having a range of blood tests to check for a potential fertility issue. We also refer for male semen analysis where required.
Prenatal Genetic Testing
Panorama is a market-leading noninvasive prenatal screening test to assess your baby's risk for genetic disorders from as early as 9 weeks. The test analyses your baby's DNA through a simple blood test from the mother's arm.
Thyroid disorders are common and affect around one in 20 people in the UK. (source: British Thyroid Foundation) You can have an underactive or an overactive thyroid which can cause symptoms such as tiredness or changes in your weight, skin, hair and bowels. Once diagnosed, the illnesses can be managed easily with medication.
If you suffer from mood swings, low mood, anxiety, weight gain or hair loss, you may be showing symptoms of a hormone imbalance. If you have an underlying issue, we can help you treat and manage it so you can get back to living life normally. Common causes of hormone imbalance are the menopause in women and low testosterone in men.
Vitamin & Mineral Testing
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause a wide range of symptoms, making them difficult to diagnose. If you are experiencing a loss of appetite or taste, a cold intolerance, dandruff, hair loss, discoloured skin or brittle nails, these could be symptoms of an iron or vitamin deficiency. A simple blood test can determine whether you have a deficiency and once found, it is simple to treat.
Liver & Kidney Test
Testing on your liver and kidneys can help to diagnose a number of illnesses including gall bladder disease, fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, chronic kidney disease and autoimmune conditions. You may want to have these tests done to get an idea of the overall health of these organs.
Sexual Health Screening
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) can be passed from one person to another through any type of unprotected sex or genital contact. If you suffer from pain when urinating or during intercourse, pelvic pain, discharge, bleeding or itching then it may be worth being tested for an STI. STI screening can be done using blood, urine or swabs. Most STIs are treatable and the sooner they are picked up, the easier they are to treat.