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Blood Test

Receive Tests result from UKAS Accredited Laboratory

A GP Referral is available

Doctor’s Review, Advice and Specialist Referral are Available

Turnaround Time 1 – 2 working day

Results can be sent via Email.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Considering the tier 4 announcements this service will still be operating as normal, although all appointment must be booked in advance and complete a COVID assessment questionnaire prior to your attendance.

Overview

One of the most important ways to keep track of your health and your overall physical well-being is to have regular blood test.

 

Furthermore, getting tested at routine intervals you can see the way your body changes over time and to make the appropriate informed decisions for better management about your health.

How often should I get routine blood tests?

Is typically recommend that you get routine blood tests once a year, together with your health check up by your doctor.

Although, there are several reasons you may want to get blood tests more often.

It is advisable to seek medical help or get blood tests if you are experiencing unusual or persistent symptoms (including anything from fatigue to abnormal weight gain or new pain)

You may need to get your blood tests more often if you want to optimize your health, by knowing levels of various blood components, such as HDL and LDL cholesterol, so you can adjust your diet or fitness plan or avoid unhealthy habits.

Other Benefits

Knowing the levels of various element in your body, you could make nutrition changes that can maximize some of the nutrients you put in your body or reduce some others.

Regular blood checks can help you to reduce your risk of developing a disease or prevent complications.

Through regular health checks you can identify warning signs of heart, lung, kidney, metabolic and immunity diseases early.

You can talk to your doctor if you want to get certain tests more often than once a year.

Why do some blood tests require fasting?

Carbohydrates, fat, proteins, vitamins, and other nutrients are found in our food and can cause the blood levels of certain blood components to temporarily spike or drop.

To ensure that blood test results are free from these variables, and your test results are accurate, fasting for 8 hours or more might be required.

The most common tests that require fasting include:

  • cholesterol tests
  • blood sugar tests
  • liver function tests
  • kidney function tests
  • basic metabolic panel

How long does it take to get results?

The time for the laboratory to process different blood test is variable. Most of the blood tests are available in few hours, but some might require longer time (up to few days).

What is the typical blood test procedure?

Blood test, in Gold Medical Centre are being done by our doctors and take only few minutes.

Your Healthcare Professional to perform a blood test, will:

  1. Assess the best vein to draw the blood from.
  2. Cleans the area on your arm where the vein is.
  3. Tie a rubber band (tourniquet) to your upper arm to help make your veins more visible.
  4. Gently insert a needle attached to a tube into your vein to draw the blood.
  5. when the collection is completed, remove the needle from the skin and takes the rubber band off your arm.
  6. Covers the drawing site with a bandage or clean cotton and medical tape.

 

The risks of routine blood tests are minimal, but can include:

  • Slight pain or discomfort form vein puncture
  • Bruising on puncture site
  • Rare fainting (due to needle phobia)

Gold Medical Centre is here to help you, if you are looking for blood test in North London, for general health check or to monitor your health problems.

 

Do not worry if you are not sure what blood test you need, a private GP service is available for our patients.

 

Contact our clinic to discuss with one of our doctors over the phone your needs.

 

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