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Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test

Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test

The Full Blood Count (FBC) blood test examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets.

Is it for you?

Are you experiencing symptoms of low iron like fatigue and pale skin, and want to check the health of your red blood cells? Perhaps you had a previous test where some of your white cells were affected by a recent illness or infection and you want to make sure they've gone back to normal. A haematology profile or full blood count is a routine test your doctor would perform to assess your general health and immune function.
Blood sample 15 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Clotting Status
  • Red Blood Cells
  • White Blood Cells

Clotting Status (2 Biomarkers)

Red Blood Cells (7 Biomarkers)

White Blood Cells (6 Biomarkers)

The Full Blood Count (FBC) blood test, also known as a Complete Blood Count (CBC) or Haemotology profile is an extremely common test and is routinely used by doctors to examine the health of your red, white and clotting blood cells.


Red cells are vital for transporting oxygen around the body and anything which affects their ability do so can lead to symptoms, including fatigue. A full blood count will look at the size, shape and volume of your red blood cells and will help assess whether you are suffering from anaemia, either caused by a deficiency in iron or vitamin B12.


Your white blood cells are key to your body's immune system and can indicate whether you are suffering from, or have recently suffered from an injury or infection.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are feeling tired all the time and want to check your red cells for anaemia
  • You want a general health check to screen for abnormalities in your blood
  • You want to check your white cell count for infection or inflammation
  • You have a family history of blood disorders and want to check you own status

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, my.medichecks.com. 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.

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Important

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.