When do I need a Blood Test?
Blood tests and other medical tests, such as urine test, have a wide range of uses. For example, a blood test can be used to:
– assess your general health conditions;
– check for an infection;
– see how well vital organs, such as the liver, heart and kidneys, are working;
– monitor chronic diseases such as diabetes;
– screen for certain types of cancer or genetic conditions.
What are the Most Common Blood Tests?
Your Doctor may prescribe all sorts of blood and urine tests, according to your conditions and/or symptoms. For some particular blood tests, we may need to check with our labs to see whether they can be carried out in a home environment. However, the most common blood tests include:
– Wellness Test Panels (these include multiple tests to monitor in conditions such diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, kidney and liver diseases);
– Thyroid Function Tests;
– Full Blood Count;
– Electrolyte tests;
– Liver and kidney function tests;
– Cholesterol Tests;
– Coagulation Tests;
– Inflammation & Immunology Tests;
– Pregnancy Tests;
– Blood typing;
– Cancer blood Tests;
– Hormones Tests;
– Home Vitamin D Test.
What happens after my Blood Tests Appointment?
We understand that when you are concern about your health, waiting for your results can be stressful. Once the laboratory has received your sample, we will immediately deliver your results as soon as they are ready. Usually, results come back within 1 or 2 days at the most. In some cases, however, the lab processing time can be slightly longer and your results may come ready a little later. If you are concerned on the time of delivery of your results, we can check this with the lab prior to your blood test appointment.
If your Doctor is available to comment on your results for you, we can send the results through to them as well as to you. However, if you cannot discuss results with your Doctor, we can provide a video-consultation or a home visit with one of our expert Doctors for you.