Blood tests made easy

When you're concerned about your health, waiting for tests and results can be an anxious time.

That’s why we're proud to offer Pathology Direct – a quick and easy self-pay service available at 30 Nuffield Health hospitals across the country.

Purchase blood tests online

How it works

Pay for your test online

Simply pick the test you need and pay for it online. Choose a preferred appointment time and Nuffield Health Hospital location best for you. We then send an automatic e-mail acknowledgement and receipt. 

We'll call you within 24 hours

Appointments may be available within 3 working days* from ordering online, Monday to Friday. Please allow sufficient time for confirmation of your appointment when ordering at weekends/Bank Holidays. Orders placed at weekends will be confirmed with you by the team on the next working day.

*Please note appointments within 3 working days cannot be guaranteed.

Attend your appointment

Appointments usually last 15 minutes and will be carried out by an experienced Phlebotomist (a specialist in taking blood samples). A sample of your blood will be taken and sent to one of our laboratories for analysis.

Get results by post or email

Most test results are available within a week, some sooner and some considerably longer. See test information for more details. Your results will be sent by 1st class post to you and your referrer. We can securely e-mail you the results if you prefer. 

  • If you have a referral from your Consultant or GP with a list of tests they have requested, we can arrange the blood test for you without delay
  • If you have not seen a doctor but still wish to access the service, we can arrange blood tests for you from a list that have been clinically approved by our GPs
  • If there is a test you require that is not on this list, we recommend you see a GP to discuss your requirements and arrange a referral.

Should you wish to arrange a consultation with a Nuffield Health GP to help identify which blood tests may be appropriate for your health concerns, you can access the Nuffield Health Private GP Service on 0333 920 9345.

Pathology Direct is a self-pay service to provide access to blood tests and results to patients quickly. Please note:

  • We do not provide interpretation of the blood results, so it is important you take your results to a doctor for review
  • If a result requires immediate attention, one of our Nuffield Health GPs will contact you to discuss this further (immediate attention is defined as critical values as outlined by the Royal College of Pathologists). Please note, your personal and contact details will only be shared with a Nuffield Health GP in this instance
  • You won't be able to use insurance/ health plans to order or pay for tests. We can issue credit/ debit card receipts, but itemised invoices can't be provided.

Pathology Direct FAQs

Find and pay for your tests online

A range of test options are available online. Click on the categories below to select the tests you want. You can purchase any combination of tests for complete peace of mind. Not sure where to start or cannot see the test you need? Ask us to help or read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Pathology Direct is a self-pay service and you won't be able to use insurance/health plans to order or pay for tests. We can issue credit/debit card receipts but itemised invoices can't be provided.

Worried about having a blood test? Watch our helpful video here.