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Blood testing in the UK?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Wondered if there is anyone from the UK who has had any blood tests done? Is this something I could do through my NHS GP or would this be done privately?

Ba1c998b18470309687f07606767668a

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on October 02, 2012
at 01:57 AM

Also interested if anyone in the UK has done this yet?

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on September 13, 2012
at 06:16 PM

Oh I just asked my GP to do a lipid panel.

B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

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on September 12, 2012
at 01:34 PM

What did you end up doing?

F040035b2008ec80b205481afbd39ad4

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on June 22, 2012
at 11:16 AM

@KalleAnka - not done so yet.

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on February 18, 2012
at 01:05 PM

Did either of you go try out medichecks? I'm in the same boat and looking for a whole range of tests so seeking some feedback on them.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on November 14, 2011
at 01:46 PM

Thanks, I will have a more detailed look at them later today.

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F040035b2008ec80b205481afbd39ad4

on November 14, 2011
at 01:13 PM

My doctor has been reluctant to give me anything other than basic checks. I am considering the following (private) company to do a check at my next big birthday:

http://www.medichecks.com/index.cfm?s=2&d=3

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on November 14, 2011
at 01:46 PM

Thanks, I will have a more detailed look at them later today.

2e80894e8e76dce03aa38bc05e37de48

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on February 18, 2012
at 01:05 PM

Did either of you go try out medichecks? I'm in the same boat and looking for a whole range of tests so seeking some feedback on them.

F040035b2008ec80b205481afbd39ad4

(1837)

on June 22, 2012
at 11:16 AM

@KalleAnka - not done so yet.

Ba1c998b18470309687f07606767668a

(161)

on October 02, 2012
at 01:57 AM

Also interested if anyone in the UK has done this yet?

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on November 14, 2011
at 03:10 PM

I've had loads of bloods done by my GP, to try and work out my digestive problems and amenorrhea (now ok). I've had full blood count including all iron counts, coeliac screen, cholesterol and trigs, liver profile, kidney profile, hormone profile, thyroid. I'm pretty sure if you go to your GP with a health problem they will recommend the correct bloods, and if there's nothing wrong with you, be glad:) Make sure if you get any bloods you ask the GP for a print out of the results with the lab ranges because they can interpret them differently than a scientist or educated lay person. For example, when I was in hospital last september (and had been vegan for a year) my cholesterol was 2.33 and when my GP did it the other week, it was 5.9. An improvement in my books, but she thought I must be living off McDonalds. I told her I ate moderate amounts of organic butter and eggs but no crappy trans fats and believed that was healthier than the Benecol she was recommending!

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on August 23, 2013
at 12:20 PM

I found this one - with Draw from Surrey or the London Clinic. https://www.truehealthlabs.com/genova-diagnostics-uk-locations/

What’s Being Tested:

LDL - cholesterol HDL - cholesterol Triglycerides Total cholesterol LDL - P HDL - P LDL - Size Lipoprotein (a) hs C-reactive Protein Lp-PLA2 Homocysteine Fibrinogen Insulin Resistance Score - HDLL - P - LDLS - P - VLDL - P - HDL - size - LDL - size - VLDL - size

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on January 06, 2013
at 05:28 PM

I complained of not being able to shed extra weight and hinted at my thyroid. I was given a blood test for thyroid and kidneys right away. It actually came back with thyroid antibodies, which means I need to have these test every 6-12 months now (which I wasn't told by my GP).

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