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In need of a Blood Test? We’ve got Home Blood Tests
Blood Test At Home
If you’re looking for a Blood Test at Home, we provide a nurse to visit your home or workplace to take the blood sample at a mutually convenient time. On completion, your nurse will take the sample to our laboratory. We aim to get your results back to you within 72 Hours once the laboratory receives your sample. (excluding weekends).
One of the most important things in having your blood occasionally tested is to ensure your health is in order. The blood test at home team can help you out with the various range of tests that we have on offer.
Our blood holds the key to many of the questions that we might have around our health. A private blood test is quick and easy and it gives you a comprehensive result that will help you to better understand any changes that you could make to improve your wellbeing. Blood tests can detect a wide number of conditions but they can also help you see how your health is in general. Sometimes, blood tests are requested by doctors in response to feeling tired, lethargic or if you feel that something isn’t working quite as it should be. Increasingly, people are taking private blood tests so that they can proactively monitor their health and ensure they’re optimising their health and wellbeing.
What does a blood test involve?
A blood test is very similar to a blood test that you might have at a hospital or medical practice.
The blood is taken from a vein, usually in your arm or the back of your hand. A tourniquet will be placed around your arm, a fine needle is used to extract the blood and it tends not to be painful, with the sensation being described as a scratch or a small sting. The blood is captured in a vial, or maybe more than one, and it is then sent to the labs for analysis. Any discomfort usually lasts as long as the blood test, although a small bruise may show up. The nurse will apply a small plaster or cotton wool pad to the site of the blood test. While a blood test is not a serious medical intervention, some people do not like the feeling of blood being taken and can feel lightheaded.
Your blood test results will be ready for you within any time from a few days to a few weeks, depending on what your blood was being tested for.
What can blood tests detect?
Blood tests are useful for detecting a great many conditions and diseases, but they can also be used to assess someone’s general state of heath. The reasons that you might want to or be required to take a blood test are:
Thyroid problems typically present themselves in two different ways: an underactive thyroid or an overactive thyroid. It may also be that the thyroid is not the underlying cause of a health issue and a thyroid blood test can help to identify this.
An underactive thyroid, which is also known as hyperthyroidism, is established by ascertaining the levels of the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TST) and FT4 in the blood. The same blood test can also detect whether your thyroid is overactive, which is known as hypothyroidism. Both an underactive and an overactive thyroid will require swift treatment, so it is important to undertake a blood test when symptoms arise.
Hormone Test / Menopause Test
Blood tests for hormones can be taken for a wide number of conditions and they can be effective for both men and women (including menopause) at any life stage.
Hormone blood tests are frequently used for testing levels of testosterone in both men and women. Men with low testosterone levels can experience health problems, while women with too much testosterone can also experience serious issues with health.
Our menopause test checks hormone levels that change during the menopause, as well as biomarkers key to bone and heart health. This menopause test is for women at various stages of the menopause
General health and well-being checks for both men and women
While some blood tests are undertaken to identify an existing health problem, it can be very helpful to undertake a blood test to show your general health and to identify if there are any aspects of your health and wellbeing that you could improve. Our general health and wellbeing blood tests will assess your kidney function, your cholesterol levels, your iron levels, the performance of your digestive system and to check your vitamin levels to see if you are deficient or lacking in any of them.
Blood testing for Iron levels
Low iron levels can impact our day-to-day health. Known as anaemia, it is estimated that almost one in four people will experience some form of anaemia at some time in their lives. A quick and simple blood test will ascertain if you are experiencing and suffering from low iron levels. With results back in less than one week, this blood test will undertake your ferritin, transferrin saturation, TIBC and iron levels. By measuring your levels and assessing your risk of anaemia, a health professional will be able to advise further treatment.
Low iron levels can have a hugely negative impact on your day-to-day life as they can be responsible for low moods and fatigue, but they also cause chest pain and feelings of breathlessness. Once any anaemia has been diagnosed, you can take medical advice and treatment and enjoy feeling your energy levels increase.
Struggling to lose or gain weight
Struggling to lose or gain weight, or gaining weight for no particular reason may be due to an underlying health condition. We provide a blood test which will look at your thyroid function, hormones, iron status, vitamins and liver health to exclude any of these factors. If you are trying to lose some weight , for some people this test can also be used to measure health improvements.
Blood testing for Fitness
Spending time at the gym or participating in sports can take dedication and commitment. To improve your performance or to help build muscle, diet is also very important. A blood test can check your lipid profile, iron levels, thyroid, hormones, liver and kidney health, cortisol and your full blood count to ensure everything is in check.
How it Works
1. Order and Receive Your Test
Order your Blood Test.
Receive it directly at home or work.
Delivered by courier with Free shipping.
2. Take the Easy Finger-prick Blood Test
Activate your test online.
Collect 2-3 drops of blood.
3. Freepost your Blood sample to our laboratories
Use the pre-paid package to post to our laboratories.
Simply drop it into your nearest high-priority Royal Mail postbox.
4. Our laboratory team run the tests
Tests are run by our staff in a clean and secure environment.
All possible measures are taken to keep Vampires out.
5. Receive Your Results within 7 days
We will email you to inform you that your blood test results are ready.
Login to your account to review the results.
6. Track your levels over time
With regular ongoing tests, you can track your results.
Check if you’re improving healthily or where changes could be made.
What Our Customers Say
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