In many cases, if medical conditions are detected early (often when individuals are asymptomatic) they can be treated with the initiation of preventative and risk reduction strategies to improve long term outcomes.
Our blood screening packages are designed to be a comprehensive health check for a number of common blood markers. We will analyse the results and send you a copy of the results usually within a week of the test. We will make recommendations on any suggested further action required and if a result needs urgent attention, one of our clinicians will contact you directly to discuss this further.
Specifically, if the results suggest you need a consultation with a doctor, we can arrange an appointment at The Berkshire Clinic for a fee of £100 with one of our consultants.
We are able to facilitate any onward referral resulting from this consultation into the NHS or privately. We can also initiate any treatment that may be indicated by the results, such as treatment for raised cholesterol. We will inform your GP if we start new medication.
We would encourage you to share all results with your GP.
These packages offer significant savings in comparison to purchasing individual tests and will be organised in a timely fashion providing you with peace of mind and confidence.
Haemoglobin: a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body. If low this is a a marker of anaemia.
White cell count: the number of white blood cells that are key to your body's immune system.
Platelets: important in blood clotting
Sodium: an important electrolyte in the body
Potassium: an important electrolyte in the body
Urea: a waste product produced by the body when it breaks protein down in the liver
Creatinine: a chemical waste product that is generated from normal muscle breakdown
Bilirubin: a product of the breakdown of haemoglobin
Alanine transferase (ALT): an enzyme which is produced by the liver and can indicate liver damage if elevated
Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT): a liver enzyme which is raised in liver and bile duct diseases
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP): an enzyme found in the liver and bones.
Total cholesterol: The total level of all cholesterol in the body. Important in cellular function and hormone synthesis.
HDL: often commonly referred to as 'good cholesterol'
LDL: often commonly referred to as 'bad cholesterol'
Triglycerides: a fat that circulates around the body and is released to provide energy.
Vitamin D: Vital for bone maintenance in combination with calcium.
Vitamin B12: Important for production of red blood cells which carry oxygen around the body.
Folate: Vital for the synthesis of the building blocks required for DNA and red cell formation.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): A marker of the thyroxine balance in your body. Thyroxine is responsible for a number of metabolic processes in the body including energy expenditure, cardiac function, muscle function and substrate turnover.
HbA1c: glycolated haemoglobin is a longer term measure of glucose levels in the blood and give a good indication of the average level of sugar in the blood over the last 3 months.
Uric Acid: A breakdown product of purines. If the levels are too high to excrete and beging to accumulate this can increase the risk of gout.
ALEX allergy explorer rapidly tests for up to 300 allergens simultaneously and providing a comprehensive analysis, from a very small sample volume.
The panel of allargens includes pollen, mites, cat and dog fur, insect venoms, moulds and yeasts, food and latex. It is supplemented with total IgE.
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