Children’s Blood Test London (Wimbledon, SW19)
|Blood Test by Doctor||One-off £39 admin fee (per visit)|
– plus labaratory cost (select your blood test for prices).
– £5 surcharge on weekends
To See Our Main Blood testing section for this, please visit our Your Favourites Blood Testing page.
This may be requested in your children under 16 years of age. This generalised blood screen for children has been specifically tailored to assess the most common blood tests that will provide your child with a ‘healthy body’.
FBC, Iron, TIBC, Ferritin (see Anaemia profile)– Poor eating habits and lack of adequate weight gain may be related to an Iron deficiency anaemia. This will allow you to assess whether indeed your child is anaemic and whether it is related to an iron deficiency.
U&E’s (see Kidney function test)– This is a general assessment of your child’s health and also looks for signs of dehydration.
ALP, total protein, albumin, globulin (see Liver function tests)– ALP is usually raised in ‘growing bones’ of your children. However, your doctor may use it to assess for other bone diseases (including Vitamin D deficiency). A low total protein, albumin and globulin ratio allows your doctor to assess the nutritional state of your child and assess for any malabsorption conditions (such as Coeliac disease). Low globulins could also indicate an agammaglobulinaemia and an immune deficiency that can leave your child open to multiple infections.
Calcium, Vitamin D (25OH) [see Bone screen]– We are realising that Vitamin D is vital for healthy growing bones and it is now recommended that many children take Vitamin D supplements till the age of 5. Vitamin D is very important to enable the absorption of Calcium from the gut. Lack of Vitamin D in children can cause muscle cramps, seizures and breathing difficulties. In severe deficiency, your child may develop a soft skull/ leg bones, with bowing of their legs and may constantly complain of bone pains, especially in the legs, and muscle pains/ weakness– this condition is called ‘Rickets’. Low Vitamin D may also be associated with poor growth (especially height), tooth delay and irritability.