Private Blood Tests
We specialise in comprehensive diagnostics with on-site blood testing to screen your overall health.
The Vital Blood Test
Vitalscan offers ONE COMPREHENSIVE test to review your current health state. It includes cholesterol levels, liver function, kidney function, electrolytes, full blood count and much more. It will highlight any imbalances or deficiencies and enable you to address them before they develop into more serious health issues.
This blood test can also flag some common conditions that often go undiagnosed, such as anemia, diabetes and also indicate inflammation or cardiovascular risks
Why Do I Need A Blood Test?
Private Blood Test Cost
Our complete blood profile covers:
- Full blood count
- Iron & Ferritin levels
- Glucose level check
- Vitamin D level
- Cholesterol levels (lipid profile)
- Liver function
- Kidney function
- Thyroid function
- Bone profile
Iron deficiency anaemia is a condition which affects red blood cells in which normal levels of haemoglobin (which is responsible for transporting oxygen around the body) are disrupted.
An iron profile blood test provides a detailed breakdown of your iron status to determine the cause.
Common symptoms of anaemia:
- Feeling faint
- Pallor (pale skin)
Haemoglobin A1C assesses your average blood sugar level over the last 3 months and is a key marker used in diabetes. This test is helpful in the diagnosis & monitoring of diabetes.
Vitamin D regulates levels of calcium and phosphate, which are nutrients that protect and nourish the bones, teeth and muscles. It is crucial for maintaining healthy bones & efficient glucose metabolism. Most of the body’s vitamin D comes from sunshine exposure and thus vitamin D deficiencies are much more common during the winter when there is less daylight.
Vitamin D can also be found through our diet in oily fish, red meat and eggs.
Cholesterol is vital for normal body function. Our bodies contain both good and bad cholesterol. A high level of cholesterol can contribute to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Our comprehensive lipid profile, which also includes a fasting level, assesses these levels and the ratio of good vs bad. It can aid your doctor in stratifying your risk for cardiovascular disease and provide key information to empower you to make any necessary lifestyle changes.
The liver is a vital organ and plays a major role in your overall heath. A healthy liver is important for your current and future wellbeing. Our liver function profile identifies any existing damage or disorder and can also be used to monitor response to existing treatment. The tests can help distinguish between different types of liver disorder and check the extent of liver damage.
The kidneys are vital in your overall health, filtering the blood and removing waste from the body. In addition to reabsorbing water, amino acids and glucose, the kidneys produce hormones that are implicit in blood pressure control, bone health and blood cell production. Our kidney function test demonstrates if your kidneys are functioning optimally. Specifically, the test evaluates your levels of creatinine, urea and can be used to assess for the presence of kidney diseases, infections, stones or cancers.
The thyroid gland is located in your neck and the hormones it produces are vital for metabolism and regulating overall energy levels. An imbalance of these hormones can cause a wide array of symptoms. These can be divided into those produced by an underactive thyroid (hypothyroid) or overactive thyroid (hyperthyroid).
Underactive thyroid (hypothyroid):
- Weight gain
- Low energy levels
- Intolerance to cold
- Irregular periods or infertility
- General muscle aches and pains
- Dry skin
Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroid):
- Unexplained weight loss
- Nervousness, mood swings, anxiety and irritability
- Excess energy
- Sensitivity to heat
- Irregular periods or infertility
- Swollen neck (due to thyroid gland enlargement)
Our thyroid function test assesses the levels of thyroid hormone (thyroxine and triiodothyronine) and also thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Thyroid disorders are much more common in women.
Other thyroid disorders include:
- Grave’s Disease
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (an autoimmune disease which often leads to hypothyroidism)
- Thyroid cancer
This test measures the levels of calcium in the blood.
If testing indicates low levels, this can indicate under-active parathyroid glands, insufficient calcium in your diet, or Vit D insufficiency, and other less common conditions.
High levels can indicate conditions including over-active parathyroid glands, excessive Vit D supplementation, kidney problems as well as more concerning causes that usually require further investigation.
WHERE can I FIND MY BLOOD TEST RESULT?
You can view your result on our patient portal. You can print the result and give it to your GP or preferred specialist.
what do i do if my blood test is abnormal?
You can print your results and take them to your GP. If your result is very abnormal, we may contact you and your GP directly.
what if i would like other blood tests?
In the future, we will add more blood tests., but at the moment, we felt it appropriate to limit blood tests to one comprehensive package, our Vital Blood Test.
IF I HAVE A PRIVATE BLOOD TEST, CAN I STILL CONTINUE MY CARE IN THE NHS?
Having a private blood test does not exclude you from NHS care. It is NHS policy that you can are able to continue with your care in the NHS.