Private blood tests taken by a doctor
Blood tests are one of the most common types of diagnostic tests performed as it provides an important snapshot of your health. Regular blood testing can provide early detection of illness or disease or monitor how well your body responds to treatment.
The GP Surgery offers private blood tests taken and interpreted by a doctor and analysed by a premier Central London laboratory. We guarantee the rapid turnaround of results from accurate venous blood tests.
Price Beat Guarantee and cost
The GP Surgery also offers a Price Beat Guarantee on all our blood tests (offer valid until the scheduled date of your blood test). This does not include the administration fee – comparison ONLY with a UK-qualified GP service analysed by a UK laboratory.
The cost of a blood test taken by doctor, includes the following:
- One-off £39 administration fee per visit;
- Plus laboratory cost (Select your blood test for individual cost of each);
- £5 surcharge on weekends.
What is a routine blood test and why is it important?
Going for a routine blood test at least once a year is an important way to keep track of your overall physical health. Knowing your cholesterol levels could for instance help you to adapt your diet or fitness plans.
Many heart, lung, thyroid and kidney conditions can also be detected at an early stage through blood tests.
A typical routine blood test entails a complete blood count, also called CBC, to count your red and white blood cells, as well as measure your hemoglobin levels and other blood components.
Select your blood test
The NHS cannot allow you to undergo the following blood tests unless you are ill.
However, there are many tests that you may want to perform for your own peace of mind. These include tests for your blood group, cholesterol level, fertility hormone levels, thyroid, diabetes, cancer, your semen analysis or your child’s iron and Vitamin D blood test (important for their growth).
We provide a comprehensive list of private blood tests and other laboratory tests in London.
The GP Surgery provides a comprehensive list of private blood tests, as well as other laboratory tests:
|Blood Test Type||Test for|
|Your Favourites||Children, Comprehensive, Well Man and Woman, Urine Culture & more.|
|Biochemistry||Diabetes, Cholesterol, Liver, Kidneys, Iron, Vit D & more.|
|Endocrinology||Thyroid, Pituitary and Parathyroid function.|
|Haematology||Full Blood Count, Anaemia profile & more.|
|Immunology||Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE and other Autoimmune conditions.|
|Microbiology & Infections||Malaria and Tuberculosis & Stool test for Giardia & more.|
|Virology & Immunity Check||Immunity to Hepatitis, Measles Mumps & Rubella, Chicken Pox & more.|
|Allergy Blood Test||Comprehensive Blood Allergy test.|
|Tumour (Cancer) Markers||Ovarian Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bowel Cancer & more.|
|Sexual Health||Blood and Urine tests for STD’s/ STI’s.|
|Gynaecology||Pregnancy, Infertility and the Menopause.|
|Male Health||Fertility, Low Libido, Erectile dysfunction and Prostate Cancer.|
|Drugs of Abuse||Drugs of Abuse & Occupational Health|
Procedure for blood tests:
- Bring your PHOTO ID (passport/ driver’s licence).
- Pay the one-off admin fee of £39 (per visit) + laboratory blood analysis fee (Select your individual blood tests from the list above for the accompanying fee).
- For children under 12: Please call us beforehand so we can arrange for the blood test to be taken by a specialist phlebotomist.
- The GP Surgery is not responsible if the patient forgets/ incorrectly labels their urine/ stool/ sputum, etc sample containers.
- There is no need for a doctor’s permission prior to having any of these tests done.
Why do some tests require fasting?
What a person eats affects the level of specific components in their blood. For example, a person’s blood sugar level, specifically the glucose level, will rise temporarily after eating.
Typically, a person must not eat for several hours before a blood sugar test.
Other tests also require fasting, such as a fasting lipid panel. Always check with your doctor whether you need to fast before a test.
How long does a blood test take?
The blood draw process can be very quick if you have veins that are easily identified and accessed. The process usually takes five to 10 minutes.
The blood draw process can be very quick if you have veins that are easily visualised and accessed. The process usually takes five to 10 minutes.
As only a small amount of blood is taken during the test, the probability of significant after-effects are very slim.
Some potential common after-effects include:
- A haematoma (bruising) is a common side-effect of having a blood test. If you have difficult veins, more than one attempt at obtaining your blood sample might be necessary. Bruises can be painful, but are usually harmless and will fade over a few days.
- Other potential side-effects of having a blood test, include a superficial infection, but this is minimised by the clean and sterile technique used.
- A person could also feel faint after a blood draw. Anyone who feels light-headed should remain seated until the feeling passes.
Your administration charge covers the blood tests, as well as an e-mail report (unless otherwise stated) with comments from the laboratory, specifying whether your test results are normal or abnormal.
If your results are abnormal, we recommend the use of our GP Telephone Results Interpreting Service to discuss the implications of the results.
However, any significantly abnormal results will be flagged up and our receptionists will be in contact to set up a call with your doctor.
Furthermore, if one of our doctors personally requested the blood tests, then the doctor will contact you directly in the case of any abnormalities present in your blood tests (normal results will be posted out to you).
There are certain blood and laboratory tests that do not incur the above administration charge (these are indicated in the individual price lists above).