Preparing For Your Blood Test

Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test.

For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • check if you have an infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are working
  • screen for certain genetic conditions

(Source NHS)

If you are due to attend the clinic for a blood test, this blog outlines some tips to help.

If your glucose will be tested as part of your test please ensure you fast for 12 hours (apart from water) before your appointment. This will ensure you get the most accurate result and otherwise your result could be skewed and inaccurate.

Please arrive on time for your appointment. We can be busy and arriving in advance of your appointment will enable time for filling out of any necessary forms and will ensure you have time to discuss your goals with the doctor.

During your appointment you can share any health concerns with the Doctor and can share your reasons for getting a blood test. They can advise on the best panel of bloods for your goals and can sign-post you to additional services if required.

You may wish to wear a short, sleaved top or a garment that enables access to your arms. If you have booked one of our health checks that include a Body Composition Analysis the reading requires you to bare foot. In that case for females consider wearing socks instead of tights.

You will receive your results in the days after your blood test. Please do not follow-up until this time has elapsed if you have not received your results. As soon as results come back we send straight onto you. Please check your junk, spam and promotions folder as the email with results may have ended up there.

The doctor will give you a call in the days after your receive your results, to discuss and to highlight any areas for concern.


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