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Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test

Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test

£59.00

The Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets.
Blood sample 15 biomarkers included Results estimated in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test

Is it for you?

This full blood count test gives you an indication of your general health and immune system. Checking the health of your red blood cells could be important if you have a family history of blood disorders or if you are experiencing symptoms of anaemia like feeling tired all the time, fatigue, or pale skin. By examining your white blood cells, this test can also detect current or recent signs of infection or inflammation.

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)

From the expert

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
Chief Medical Officer

FAQs

What is a Full Blood Count Blood Test?
A Full Blood Count Blood Test, or a haematology profile, is a routine test to check your general health and immune function. Generally, it is for people who have a history of blood disorders, are experiencing symptoms of low iron or would like to check their white blood cell count for, or after, an infection or inflammation.
What does a Full Blood Count Blood Test look for?
By examining the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets, a FBC tests for abnormalities in your blood. This can indicate infection or inflammation in the body and check for anaemia, which can either be caused by iron or vitamin B12 deficiency.
Can a Full Blood Count Blood Test detect diabetes?
A full blood count test is not used to detect diabetes. The two types of blood tests used to detect diabetes are the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test, which measures blood sugar after you’ve fasted for 8 hours, and the HbA1C blood test, which identifies blood sugar levels over the previous 8-10 weeks.

If you believe you are at risk of developing diabetes, you can test your blood sugar levels with our simple finger-prick, Diabetes (HbA1C) Blood Test.
How long does a Full Blood Count Blood Test take?
Blood test results can take anything from a few hours to a few weeks to be processed, depending on whether you go through the NHS, a private specialist or a digital consumer health company. Our full guide to blood testing explains exactly how blood testing works.

Why take this test?

  • Check your red cells for anaemia.
  • Screen for abnormalities in your blood.
  • Examine your white cell count for infection or inflammation.
  • Understand your blood status if you have a family history of blood disorders.
UKAS Labs

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

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Your personal 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

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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.