Waiting for blood tests and results can be an anxious time. If you’ve been referred by a GP for a test and don’t want to worry or wait, Nuffield Health can help. Our national network of fully accredited laboratories delivers fast, reliable results at a competitive price – wherever you are in the UK.
Blood tests help us to better understand your body and the issues that might affect your health. A blood test involves drawing blood, usually via a hypodermic needle inserted into a vein in the arm, and sending the sample for testing. Taking a blood sample is usually painless and over in a matter of seconds.
Nuffield Health provides a wide range of pathology tests to investigate symptoms, diagnose conditions and help to pin point allergies. We can test blood for thousands of conditions, so it’s important you know what test or test profile is right for you.
Find out more about our popular profiles below:
- Drug and medication monitoring
- Food handler screen
- Driving risk testing
- Thrombotic risk screen
- Travel screens (before and after trip)
- Workplace drug testing
- Wellness screen
- Fatigue screen
- Osteoporosis screen
- Vitamin screen
- Core biochemistry screen (annual health check)
- Haematology profiles
- Cardiovascular risk
- Liver investigations (including Hepatitis)
- Rheumatology profiles
- Endocrine investigations
- Upper abdominal screen
- Pruritus (itching) assessment
- Chronic kidney disease monitoring
- Respiratory viral screen
- Memory loss assessment
- Harmony Prenatal Test
How to prepare for a blood test
If you've never had a blood test, you're probably feeling a bit nervous. And that's perfectly normal. We've provided some tips for preparing for, and getting through, a blood test to make the experience a little easier.
Some blood tests require you to fast beforehand. View our guide to fasting blood tests so that you're well prepared.
How to book your blood test
- Contact your local Nuffield Health hospital - use the location finder to find contact details.
- Buy tests online through our convenient pathology direct service.
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