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Essential Blood Test

Essential Blood Test


A comprehensive health check which provides valuable insights into your current state of health. Includes tests for diabetes, iron, cholesterol, inflammation as well as kidney and liver function.
Blood sample 39 biomarkers included Results estimated in 3 working days from sample receipt at lab
Essential Blood Test
Essential Blood Test
Essential Blood Test
Essential Blood Test

Is it for you?

Do you want a routine blood test that covers the main organs and body systems such as your blood, liver and kidney health? Do you think that you might have some risk factors for heart disease or diabetes which you'd like to investigate? Are you experiencing some symptoms which you'd like to discuss with your GP with blood test results in-hand? If so, this routine haematology and biochemistry profile is the ideal test for you.

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Proteins
  • Liver Health
  • Cholesterol Status
  • Kidney Health
  • Diabetes
  • Iron Status
  • Gout Risk
  • Clotting Status
  • Red Blood Cells
  • White Blood Cells
  • Muscle Health
  • Inflammation

Proteins (3 Biomarkers)

Liver Health (4 Biomarkers)

Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)

Kidney Health (3 Biomarkers)

Diabetes (1 Biomarker)

Iron Status (4 Biomarkers)

Gout Risk (1 Biomarker)

Clotting Status (2 Biomarkers)

Red Blood Cells (7 Biomarkers)

White Blood Cells (6 Biomarkers)

Muscle Health (1 Biomarker)

Inflammation (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Essential Blood Test by following these instructions. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

From the expert

The Essential Blood Test is a comprehensive, quick and reassuring way of assessing your current state of health. Containing many of the key tests your doctor would order, this panel of tests has been carefully selected to give you important insights into your health and well-being. It includes standard haematology and biochemistry profiles to cover the main systems of the body including a full blood count, kidney function, liver health, cholesterol, diabetes, iron status and inflammation (CRP).

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You want to be proactive about your health
  • You want the routine blood test your doctor would order
  • You're experiencing some symptoms and want a general test to investigate
  • You want to optimise the health factors that you can control

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

Expert advice with your results

Get trusted advice and comments from one of our doctors based on your results.

Your personal health centre

Your personal health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help
Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.


Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.