Private Blood Tests UK
Doing a private blood test is the easiest means of assessing your health and wellbeing without visiting a doctor. Harley Medic International’s private blood test range can help identify whether you are suffering from a variety of ailments, including cancer, diabetes, and STIs. Doing a blood test at home is a straightforward way of giving yourself peace of mind whenever you detect that you may have caught a disease or infection.
In the post-Covid-19 world, people have an aversion towards visiting their GP in person. Private blood tests are the best means of forgoing hospital visits altogether, as they allow you to test yourself, send off the samples, and receive your results, all from the comfort of your home.
Harley Medic International’s at-home blood tests provide results that are as accurate as in-person blood tests in London. Stop searching for ‘private blood tests near me’ and start ordering in some at-home blood tests to save yourself a lot of hassle.
This article will detail the benefits of taking private blood tests, how to administer them, and how to receive results.
Why private blood tests are important?
At Harley Medic International we believe that people should take their health bank into their own hands. In the same way, we try to understand our surroundings, friends, and emotions, it is equally as important to understand the biological makeup of our bodies. By testing our nutrient levels, hormones and danger markers, we can take back control of our health by knowing what is really going on inside our bodies.
Do you ever feel tired and you are not sure why?
Do you struggle to sleep at night?
Does your mood change rapidly from one minute to the next?
In most cases these are all symptoms of your body trying to tell you something, maybe your hormones are not in line, potentially you are lacking a certain micro-nutrient or you may even be suffering from a health condition you are unaware of. We have found that by simply testing your blood on a regular basis you can flag up these issues well before they become serious and in turn become a healthier version of yourself.
Find a full list of blood tests we have on offer that can be delivered to the comfort of your home.
How is a Private blood test accessible?
Private blood tests allow you to stay remote, while also keeping on top of your health. They are far more accessible than in-person blood tests, which, even before the outbreak of Covid-19, were difficult to arrange and keep on top of. With private blood tests, you no longer feel as though you are wasting your GP’s time by getting minor symptoms tested. Whenever you feel symptoms, you can order a blood test, and carry out the whole procedure on your own.
At-home blood tests also mean that you can test yourself regularly, over a period of months. Symptoms and signs of STIs, for example, may take months before they can be picked up by an at-home blood test. Home blood tests are a handy way of checking up on yourself regularly.
Use a Home Blood Test to Keep on Top of Diseases and Conditions
If you’ve already been diagnosed with a condition, such as hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, or diabetes, and you have been prescribed medication, you can use a private blood test to easily keep on top of how your body is reacting to the prescription. If you’re regularly intaking medicine, it is of great importance to find out how your body is reacting to it. Taking a regular home blood test will give you an exact means of documenting the development or improvement of your condition, as well as letting you know if you should continue to receive the prescription or not. This gives you peace of mind if you have any concerns regarding your prescription, as well as protecting your organs from any potential damage caused by the medicine.
Increased Accuracy of doing a Private Blood test at home
Since many hospitals have made the switch to online telehealth services throughout the pandemic, remote diagnosis and check-up services have increased in terms of quality and accuracy, ensuring that the results of your at-home blood test are accurate. If you provide a sufficient blood sample, the results you will receive will be most likely accurate, with little room for error.
How our private blood tests work
Harley Medic International offers several different blood tests designed for various infections and diseases, each containing similar items and is easy to use. The basic home blood test pack will come with an alcohol swab for you to clean your skin with before use. They will also contain a lancet for you to make a small cut on your finger with, and a sample tube to collect the blood sample in. You will also find plasters in the kit for you to cover up the cut with after you’ve taken the sample.
Next, send the sample tube to Harley Medic blood test labs in London, where the sample will be examined, and the results will be returned to you within two days.
Although this differs from typical in-person blood extraction performed by your GP, who will normally take the blood sample directly from your vein, private blood tests provide results that can be just as accurate.
Results may be inaccurate if you have not extracted enough blood or if you applied too much pressure to the finger to get the blood out, which can damage the red blood cells and make them impossible to examine.
What Can Private Blood Tests Be Used For?
At-home blood tests can examine a variety of different things, including blood glucose level, hormone levels, potassium levels, cholesterol levels, white blood count, and C-Reactive Protein (CRP). Using this information, private blood tests can determine if you’re suffering from such ailments as:
- Vitamin D deficiency.
- High testosterone.
- Low testosterone.
- Coronary heart disease.
Private blood tests can also be a good way of checking how well your organs are functioning, including your thyroid, heart, kidneys, and liver.
HOW OUR SERVICE WORKS
1. Order Online Now
Place an order online using our secure checkout and receive a confirmation email with your order information.
2. Get Tested in 10 Minutes
We send the test directly to the comfort of your house. Here you will take a simple finger prick and a small sample of blood for testing. Send back the sample with our secure packaging.
3. Get Results
Your sample is analysed and you’ll receive your results by email. Take control of your health, and find out what your body is telling you!
Private Blood Tests
Find our full list of private blood tests, choose the one that is most suitable to you.
Testosterone Blood Test
Know as the ‘male’ hormone, testosterone is crucial for muscle mass, sex drive, general health and much more. Find out your testosterone levels.
Thyroid Blood Test
The thyroid gland is often an underlooked part of the bodies functioning, although its health is critical in the regulation of your body. Tiredness, fatigue, and metabolic problems are symptoms of issues with your thyroid.
Female Hormone Blood Test
One of our most popular tests is for female hormones. Common symptoms for female hormonal imbalances includes breakouts, fatigue and fluctuations in libido. Get tested to find out more.
Liver Function Blood Test
Having a healthy and fully functioning liver is essential to maintaining and regulating your bodies health. We have an extensive test to find out everything you need to know about your liver!
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Answers to Your Questions
What private blood tests are available?
We have hundreds of blood tests available. We will also shortly be launching a quiz that will help you identify the best type of blood tests for you to take. Contact us below to request a certain type of blood test.
Can I take a blood test at home?
Yes, you can. We will send you a test kit to your house that includes a small finger prick to take a small blood sample for the testing.
Can I take a blood test at your clinic?
Yes, we also offer in-clinic private blood tests. Fill out the form attached to this page to request a private blood test.
Can home blood tests identify a vitamin deficiency?
Yes, at-home blood tests will be able to detect whether or not you are suffering from a vitamin deficiency.
Can home blood tests detect lymphoma?
Home blood tests cannot detect lymphoma generally. However, home blood tests do help determine how far along the lymphoma is.
What type of cancers shows up in an at-home blood test?
Generally, home blood tests can only detect blood cancers.
Can an at-home blood test detect an infection?
An infection can be detected if the at-home blood shows either an increased or a decreased WBC count.
Can blood test results be incorrect?
Mistakes can happen with at-home blood tests. If you follow the instructions, your results should be accurate. Avoid squeezing your finger when extracting the blood, as this can damage your white blood cells.
How do I take a blood test at home?
Taking a private blood test at home is very simple. You will be sent a box with a test kit inside and instructions.
First – Open the kit and wash your hands with warm water.
Step 2 – Prick your finger with our safe finger prick and put a small extract of blood into the tube provided.
Step 3 – Sed the box and sample back to our labs.
Step 4 We send you a full report and analysis.
How long does it take to receive my results?
Results will be issued within 24 hours of the sample reaching the lab.
I need more information on private blood tests, can you recommend a source?
You can visit our blog for more information, we also recommend the NHS and other online blogs, we have listed some blogs below:
Do private blood tests hurt?
Although it may be natural to want to avoid cutting yourself, completing a private blood test only requires a small cut to extract enough blood and will not hurt at all. Private blood tests are simple to use, which makes taking the blood sample a lot more comfortable.
Results You Can Trust - Partnered with UKAS Lab
We have partnered with a UKAS accredited lab to provide the best and most accurate blood tests available on the market, giving you peace of mind knowing you are using a private blood test provider you can trust.
I tested my testosterone levels, as I wasn’t seeing the progress I wanted in the gym. To my surprise I had low levels of testosterone. I would have never known if I didn’t get tested with Harley Medic International. Now I have made changes to help improve them!
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