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We offer a range of blood tests, including:

  • Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) test
  • Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) test
  • Glucose testing
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Calcium testing
  • Full blood count
  • Lipid profile
  • Inflammatory markers
  • Allergy and intolerance testing
  • Iron deficiency and anaemia testing

I have a question about blood tests

What is a blood test?

Blood tests are a commonly used diagnostic tool to assess your general state of health, or to check for something more specific.

Why would I have a blood test?

Blood tests have numerous uses, and are most often the first step to investigating or diagnosing a condition.

What happens during a blood test?

During a blood test, a blood sample is taken from a blood vessel which is usually within your arm. The veins here are relatively close to the surface, therefore are easy to access.

A tourniquet is placed around the top of your arm, which causes the vein to swell making it easier for a sample to be taken. A needle is then inserted into the vein, and the blood sample is retrieved and sent away for analysis.

Some blood tests require you to fast beforehand, which means no eating and drinking for a set period of time prior to the blood test. You may have to stop taking certain medication beforehand, which your doctor or nurse will advise you of.

What should I expect after a blood test?

After the test, you shouldn’t feel any significant side-effects. You may feel dizzy, but this will quickly pass. You may also have a small bruise where the needle was inserted, but this will fade over the next few days.

Your blood sample will be sent away for analysis.

Contact us to arrange a blood test

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