What Is A Full Blood Count & What Does It Check For?

Regular blood testing is one of the most important ways to keep track of your overall physical well-being.

Getting tested at routine intervals can allow you to see the way your body changes over time and empower you to make informed decisions about your health.

 

How often should I get routine blood work?

Your doctor will typically recommend that you get routine blood work at least once a year.

But this is the bare minimum. There are several major reasons you may want to get blood tests more often than that:

  • You’re experiencing unusual, persistent symptoms. These could include anything from fatigue to abnormal weight gain to new pain.
  • You want to optimize your health. Knowing levels of various blood components, such as HDL and LDL cholesterol, can allow you to tweak your diet or fitness plan to minimize unhealthy habits (that you may not even realize are unhealthy). This can also maximize the nutrients you put in your body and more.
  • You want to reduce your risk of disease or complications. Regular blood tests can catch the warning signs of almost any disease early. Many heart, lung, and kidney conditions can be diagnosed using blood tests.

You should consult with your GP first if you want to get certain tests more often than once a year.

 

At Pall Mall, we offer a baseline wellness profile.

A baseline wellness profile is designed to check 30+ parameters in your blood, all commonly used by doctors to identify any health concerns;

  • Blood production
  • Kidney function
  • Liver function
  • Thyroid function
  • Cardiac / Muscle enzymes
  • Iron & bone markers
  • Blood glucose
  • Cholesterol levels inc HDL & LDL

 

At Pall Mall, we offer accredited pathology services, giving you access to over 1500 laboratory tests you can choose from without restriction. This means you can get the tests you want, whether a single test or multiple tests and all results are fully confidential. Click here for more information or call us on 03300 58 44 55.

 

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