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Essential Blood Test
Essential Blood Test
Essential Blood Test
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.

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.
Blood sample 40 biomarkers included 3 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

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 (5 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

Fasting is optional for this test. Eating fatty foods might affect the results of a small number of blood tests so we may advise a retest when you are fasted. If you are interested in your triglyceride, LDL or omega 3 levels, then we do recommend fasting. Avoid heavy exercise and eating meat-rich meals for 48 hours before your test. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
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).

Why is this test no longer available with finger-prick sample collection?

During lockdown when clinic visits weren’t available for venous sample collection, we made a small number of our venous tests temporarily available for home finger-prick sample collection. Now that our clinic network is opening up we are reverting to venous, simply for a better customer experience. The higher failure rate on this test when the sample is collected by finger-prick, means that customers often don’t receive all of their results and have to repeat the test. For a successful test first time round, we now only offer venous sample collection.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

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

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
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

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.

What our customers say

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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.