Are you interested in a private blood test that will provide you with an accurate summary of your health? From breakdown of cholesterol, to kidney function, liver function and much more? Our head doctor has created a unique full blood profile in cooperation with our laboratory that offers an excellent overview of your health. This was recently featured in the Daily Telegraph, BBC3 and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
The full blood test is used to highlight any important health issues that may need to be addressed before they develop into more serious health problems. It can also be used to determine how your personal lifestyle choices may be affecting your body and blood cells.
The test will also show if you already have any underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, anaemia and osteoporosis.
The full blood test includes:
- Complete blood count (haematology)
- Infection and inflammation markers
- Full cholesterol screen
- Liver function screen
- Kidney function screen
- Muscle damage markers
- Calcium screen
- Potassium level
- Sodium level
- Iron profile
- Glucose test
This is a fasting blood test. To get the most accurate results we would like to advise you to have a light dinner the night before the medical and skip breakfast the following morning.
However, make sure you keep yourself hydrated by drinking a sufficient amount of water. You can have tea or black coffee without milk or sugar. If your appointment is in the afternoon, please avoid food for 6 hours.
This test is a simple blood test. A needle is inserted into a vein, usually on the inner arm near the elbow, and a small amount of blood is drawn. You may feel a pricking or scratching sensation.
If your visit to our clinic included a consultation as well you will receive a call from a doctor explaining you the results and any abnormalities.
However, if you had just a blood test we will email you the results and you can take them to your own doctor for interpretation or book a consultation with us.
Having a blood test when you are healthy is arguably the best time to do it, as the results will give you a baseline understand of where you’re at, and can also give you crucial information that will allow you to avoid the development of disease later down the line.
You may feel healthy, but many people are so used to living with certain conditions that they have forgotten what it feels like when the body is operating at its best.
Things like minor weight gain, occasional constipation, body odour, insomnia, and fatigue can all potentially be addressed by deficiencies.
Generally speaking, no. A blood test does not compromise your health. In some cases, you may have a small bruise on the skin where the needle was inserted, although this is less likely to happen if you put pressure on the site for a few minutes after the test. Keeping the area clean afterwards is also important in preventing infection, which can occur with any wound.