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Deborah, Pall Mall Patient
The advantages of a private blood test
Getting a blood test is an important step in monitoring your health, but with high pressure on the public health system, it’s not always convenient to book a timely appointment via the NHS. That's why more and more people are opting for private blood tests.
Private blood tests offer a range of advantages over ordinary blood tests, from convenience to quick results and more. We'll examine the benefits of a private blood test in detail so you can decide if it's the right option for you.
With the right information in hand, we can ensure that you make the best decision for your health and well-being.
Having private blood tests can be a great way to get faster results. This is because public labs and clinics tend to take several days to provide the results of your blood test and have long waiting times. However, with a private clinic such as Pall Mall, you can expect your results within 24 hours - a fantastic turnaround time.
This means that you will not have to wait around anxiously for information about your health, which can alleviate some of your worries. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you won’t have to wait more than 24 hours to see the results of your private blood test.
Additionally, having private blood tests allows doctors and specialists to focus exclusively on providing quality care and results rather than dealing with administrative tasks. Although you’ll have quicker results, private doctors will still accurately carry out your tests and reserve time for answering any questions you may have.
Can be arranged at a convenient time that suits you
This is an especially helpful benefit if you are struggling to get hold of a doctor or need urgent medical attention but don't have the time to wait for an appointment.
If you don't have time for public blood testing appointments, which can be susceptible to date changes, having your blood tested privately gives you more flexibility to choose a convenient consultation time that suits your schedule and needs.
So, if you have any priorities such as work or picking up your kids from school, you can arrange a time that best suits your schedule. You need not worry about taking the time off work, for example.
Tests taken in a more comfortable and relaxed environment
One of the biggest pull factors for private healthcare is that tests are taken in more relaxed and comfortable environments, as opposed to public hospitals and practices, which are often very busy and can be overwhelming for some people.
A private blood test means you can remove all the stress of going to a public health facility and focus solely on your appointment. Private, convenient, and relaxing - there is nothing to worry about when you step foot in a private practice like our Leeds health screening centre, for example.
Reduces pressure on the public health system
Though you might think that forgoing the public health system for a private blood test or medical appointment of any kind isn’t good news for those working in the NHS, you might be surprised to hear that choosing to go private can benefit them - especially for less urgent testing, like the need for vaccination checking.
Opting for a private service reduces pressure on the public health system - so you could be doing yourself and the public health system a favour. The Covid-19 outbreak, which has disrupted operations at all levels, has already put a burden on the resources of our public health system - not to mention the proposed public health worker and nurse strikes in the UK (2023).
There are several types of blood tests, and you’re not always guaranteed a particular type when you arrange a test with the public health service. However, when you schedule a private blood test, you can arrange a tailored service that best matches your requirements and health needs. Ultimately, you benefit from a lot more choice.
At Pall Mall, we offer over 1,500 accredited tests and screenings to accommodate all of our client’s needs - be they common or rare. You can consult with our private doctors about what your blood type is and what test is best for you.
While some results can take up to 72 hours, a same or next-day turnaround is available for other blood tests - so if you require urgency, we can likely accommodate.
David Coffay, Pall Mall Blood Test Patient
How can blood tests help you understand your health?
Blood tests are not only a way of helping to monitor pre-existing conditions, but they can also shed light on your overall health, and even help discover any asymptomatic or underlying conditions before they become a problem.
Private blood tests at Pall Mall can help you monitor your wellbeing, with the freedom to choose what type of tests you want, on a date and time of your choice.
- No waiting lists.
- No referral from a doctor needed.
- Results are typically ready within 24 hours.
- Prices from just £40.
Understand your current level of health
Blood tests are useful in helping you understand your current health and wellbeing. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms or signs of an illness, it is still crucial that you get routine blood tests to help you make sense of your health status.
As there are numerous types of blood tests available - over 1,500 available with us - they can provide a host of insight into different aspects of your health. Knowing your blood type is also incredibly important. Blood tests may be particularly beneficial if you are wanting to donate your blood - there is a need for blood donation and an increasing demand for rarer blood types.
Blood testing can help with the diagnosis and identification of conditions and deficiencies that may deem you ineligible for blood donation. As a result, if a family member or friend is in need of blood donation, then you will know whether you are suitable for donating blood. Similarly, you may simply wish to donate blood as an act of goodwill and the same applies.
Looking for a general blood screen?
A Baseline Wellness Profile is designed to check 30+ parameters in your blood, all commonly used by doctors to identify any health concerns. This is a great idea if you're looking for a general blood test and costs just £142.
- Blood production
- Kidney function
- Liver function
- Thyroid function
- Cardiac / Muscle enzymes
- Iron & bone markers
- Blood glucose
- Cholesterol levels inc HDL & LDL
Ask for your Baseline Wellness Profile when you book.
Understand your hormone and vitamin levels
A blood test is a great way to assess your hormone and vitamin levels. This can assist in recognising hormone imbalances that may be causing hormone disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women.
Understanding your hormone and vitamin levels can help you and your doctor implement a plan for keeping these levels balanced, such as with the recommendation or prescription of supplements to correct any deficiencies.
Vitamins and minerals are crucial for a healthy lifestyle as they play key roles within your body. From aiding against infections to helping blood to clot and the production of red blood cells, you must have sufficient levels of vitamins in your blood.
For women looking to conceive, blood tests of the female hormone profile (FIP) can reveal critical information about your health and can help detect fertility problems. It may also be a good idea to have a FIP test if you are experiencing symptoms of menopause.
Even if you are not a female, you should not overlook hormone blood tests as they can also help with the diagnosis of medical conditions like diabetes and thyroid disease.
In terms of male hormones, a male hormone/infertility profile (MIPR) is an option for you. With a MIPR test, fertility levels can also be checked, as well as provide a better understanding of health conditions such as hair loss, erectile dysfunction, lack of libido, and more.
Understand the symptoms you are experiencing
If you are experiencing sudden, unexplained symptoms, you may find yourself concerned and worried. With a private blood test at a Pall Mall clinic, including laboratory testing in our Leeds clinic, we can help provide clarity when it comes to knowing what your symptoms might mean.
If you are not feeling well and have been experiencing headaches, fatigue, and other unusual symptoms, your doctor will most likely recommend for you to have a preliminary blood test. The results of the test can show a great deal of information about your health and wellbeing and, should anything be flagged up, your doctor will discuss the best plan of action.
Even if you feel that your symptoms are not severe, if they have abruptly emerged and are disrupting your daily life (both mentally and physically), then it is a good idea to have blood work done as a step toward finding out the root of the problem.
Understand how effective those measures have been
If you are currently undergoing treatment for a medical condition, blood tests can show how effective such treatment has been. They do this by checking whether specific levels have increased or decreased as a result of the medication or treatment that you are under.
This can help with figuring out whether you may need different medication if your current one is not improving your health.
As you can see, blood tests have many uses and advantages for both those with and without existing medical conditions, which is why it’s important to have your blood tested at least annually.
If you would like further advice and information about your private blood test results or your health in general, please don’t hesitate to book a GP appointment with Pall Mall at any of our locations.
How much does blood testing cost?
|Blood / Urine Test Name||Cost|
|Allergy Testing - UK Profile||£195|
|Anaemia Profile Screen||£180|
|Baseline Wellness Screen||£155|
|Beta HCG Pregnancy Test||£70|
|Bilharzia (Schistosome) Antibody||£101|
|Blood Glucose Test||£60|
|Bloods for VISA Medical Examination forms||Please enquire|
|Boxer Medical||Please enquire|
|Breast Cancer Gene||Was £1,120|
|CA125 & HE4 Combined Screen||£205|
|Cervical Smear Test (PAP Smear)||£155|
|Coeliac Disease/Gluten Sensitivity||£400|
|Combined MMR Immunity Screen||£175|
|Cystic Fibrosis (139 common mutations)||£450|
|Diabetes - HbA1c Test||£45|
|Drugs of Abuse & Alcohol Profile (Urine)||£105|
|Drugs of Abuse Profile (Blood)||£160|
|Drugs of Abuse Profile (Urine + coc*)||£140|
|Drugs of Abuse Profile (Urine)||£105|
|Early CDT-Lung Test||Was £220|
|Erectile Disfunction / Impotence Profile (FIP)||£270|
|Faecal Occult Blood (Stool)||£60|
|Female Hormone Profile (FIP)||£170|
|Filaria lymphatic and non-lymphatic antibodies||£160|
|Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)||£80|
|Haematology Profile (Full Blood Count with ESR)||£60|
|Glucose Tolerance Test||£225|
|Healthy Heart Screen||£340|
|Helicobacter Pylori (stool test) *||£100|
|Hepatitis A Immunity Test (IgG)||£75|
|Hepatitis B Immunity Test||£80|
|HIV Instant Test||£245|
|HIV Early Detection Screen||£190|
|Kidney Function Tests - U&E's||£75|
|Lactose Tolerance Test (am)||£145|
|Lipids (Cholesterol, HDL & LDL)||£60|
|Liver Function Tests||£65|
|Malarial Antibodies (Pl. falciparum)||£95.00|
|Male Hormone / Infertility Profile (MIPR)||£210|
|Measles Antibody (IgG) - Immunity Test||£95|
|MMA Fighter (HIV/Hep B/Hep C)||Please enquire|
|Mumps Antibody (IgG) - Immunity Test||£85|
|Needle Stick Injury Profile||£205|
|Prostate Screen (Total & Free PSA)||£130|
|Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)||£90|
|RPR (VDRL) Test||£65|
|Rubella Antibody (IgG) - Immunity Test||£80|
|Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)||£80|
|STI / STD Tests & Screening||£115|
|TB Quantiferon - TB Gold Test||£135|
|Thyroid Function Profile (FT4, TSH)||£105|
|Troponin T (High Sensitivity)||£120|
|UFC Fighter||Please enquire|
|Urine Culture & Microscopy||£100|
|Varicella Zoster Antibodies (IgG)||£95|
|Vitamin B12 (Active)||£135|
|Vitamin D (25-OH)||£110|
|Vitamin Profile 1 (VITS)||£405|
|Vitamin Profile 2 (VIT2)||£585|
|Zika Antibodies IgG & IgM (Blood)||£200|
|Zika by PCR (Urine)||£465|
*Any clinical services taken during the appointment will incur a additional £30 phlebotomy Fee
* 24 Hour Urine Collection - Some tests are carried out on a urine sample collected over 24 hours in order to detect various substances; Creatinine Clearance, Copper, Citrate, Creatinine, Electrolytes, Protein, Urea, Uric Acid
* Helicobacter Pylori (stool test) - Certain medications should be avoided before the test, please consult your doctor to confirm before withholding regular medication.
* Drugs of Abuse Profile (Urine) (with chain of custody) - Preparation: You will need to bring an original form of official, photographic identification in order to complete the test. The appointment will be approximately 20-30 minutes in duration.
*Any clinical services taken during the appointment will incurr additional fee's including testing, referral letters and prescriptions.
Enquire About Our Services
A member of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your requirements.
We have introduced online booking to make things easier for you.
Understanding my blood test results
If any of the results are outside the normal ranges, your Pall Mall GP will review the results before sending them out to you. When you book a blood test with a GP, the GP will call you and explain the results and whether any further tests or treatment is recommended.
- Face to Face options of 15, 30, 45 & 60 minutes
- Telephone appointments 15 minutes
- Video appointments 15 minutes
- Book online
We have introduced online booking to make things easier for you.
How often should you have a blood test?
How often you need blood work to be done is dependent on your overall health, the purpose of the test itself, and what type of blood test it is. The standard recommendation is once a year - however, certain factors must be considered.
For example, should you have a pre-existing condition, you may need to have your blood tested more regularly, such as once every 3 or 6 months.
Most blood tests only take a few minutes to complete, and it is recommended that you speak to a GP to discuss your individual medical profile and how often your appointments should be made.
Think you may be due a blood test? Get in touch with the Pall Mall team today.
We have introduced online booking to make things easier for you.
When should you have quarterly blood tests?
Private blood tests at quarterly intervals are recommended for patients with pre-existing conditions, particularly patients of higher risk, such as those who require monitoring from a chronic condition like diabetes.
As patients with diabetes often have higher blood sugar levels, they must undergo regular blood tests to keep track of their glucose levels. The most common type of blood test that diabetics will have is the haemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) test, which measures average blood sugar levels over the past two to three months.
Quarterly blood tests may also be suitable for patients who are trying for a baby, especially for those with a family history of disease. This is because diagnostic testing can help with identifying underlying conditions that you may have that may impact your chances of conceiving or affect your pregnancy.
Frequent blood tests at quarterly intervals are also recommended for patients who may be having trouble managing symptoms or levels. For instance, anaemia can make patients feel extremely tired and weak as a result of low iron levels. A routine iron test would therefore be recommended to help monitor the amount of iron in your system and remedy this deficiency.
When should you have blood tests every 6 months?
As mentioned, those with diabetes may require blood tests frequently. The HbA1c test should be taken every 3 to 6 months since it only measures your glucose levels from the previous few months.
Other circumstances where it is appropriate for a blood test to be carried out every 6 months are for patients who are undergoing treatment - private blood tests can help evaluate the success of the treatment, particularly the monitoring of cancer treatment.
In addition, if you are experiencing symptoms that your doctor or physician is still unable to diagnose, you may be recommended to have routine blood tests every 6 months to allow your doctor to keep an eye on your levels and to identify any concerning changes.
When should you have annual blood tests?
Annual blood tests are the standard recommendation for most people to monitor their health. Preventive testing is beneficial for detecting health concerns early, allowing you and your doctor to make informed decisions about your health that can prevent illnesses before symptoms develop.
Regardless of whether you believe that you are at high risk for certain diseases or not, going to get your blood tested (alongside physical examinations) at least every year is still a good idea when it comes to screening your health. Some conditions can take years for symptoms to develop, so it is wise to get blood work done to help identify these conditions at an early stage.
Patients with existing conditions will need an annual check-up to monitor their condition. For instance, those with coeliac disease will require annual laboratory testing as those with this condition will most likely have deficiencies in vitamins and nutrients that are essential for a healthy immune system.
When tests allow waiting for longer intervals?
Although an annual blood test is certainly recommended, sometimes not everyone may have the time or availability - we understand that life can get busy! Nevertheless, for those aged 40 and over, it is suggested that a full health check should be taken at least every year. If you have a chronic illness, the frequency of private blood tests may increase.
As for young adults, a lipid panel to check cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood is recommended every few years as lipid levels usually don’t change much in the long term, unless you have a family history of high cholesterol.
David Coffay, Pall Mall Blood Test Patient
Easy Testing, Fast Results.
- Rapid and reliable results: We understand that waiting for your test results can be nerve-wracking, especially if they take weeks to come through. When you choose Pall Mall, you will have access to your results within a minimum of 24 hours.
- A time that suits you: Busy schedules make finding the time to get tested tricky. That’s why we work around you. With same-day appointments and alternative opening hours available, including evenings and weekends, it’s never been easier.
- Relaxed environment: We want you to feel at ease throughout the testing process. From our state-of-the-art clinics to our friendly team, we are dedicated to delivering an exceptional level of patient care.
- Comprehensive aftercare: We won’t leave you in the dark. Whatever your results, you can count on us to provide ongoing support and guidance - whether that’s further medical investigations, a treatment plan, or well-being advice.
It’s easy to get an appointment online or over the phone.
Why might you choose to have a private blood test?
There are many reasons why you might choose to have a private blood test, which include a family history of disease, a chronic condition, a need to monitor treatments and/or medication, or to check for high-risk diseases and diagnose unknown symptoms.
Family history of disease
If you have a family history of a specific disease, it might be a good idea to have private blood tests, even if you don’t have any initial symptoms. Blood samples from a regular private blood test will be able to flag if you are predisposed to this condition, have an increased risk of getting the disease, or even if it is an underlying condition.
By monitoring these factors with your family history in mind, you will be better able to catch any warning signs as early as possible - and, it can help you to highlight any changes you can make to your lifestyle to minimise your risk.
Examples of this type of private blood test depend solely on your family’s medical history, which should be disclosed to the doctor or other members of the team during the initial consultation so that we can provide advice on the most appropriate tests.
There is a wide range of tests available, such as serology testing, which will look at autoimmune disease conditions, and cancer tests, such as a breast cancer genetic test, just to name a few. If there is a family history of complicated pregnancies, you might even have a private blood test for the effective monitoring of your pregnancy.
Regular blood tests might also be recommended if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease or chronic liver disease, for example, as these higher-risk conditions are easier to treat and manage when caught early.
Monitoring chronic conditions
Whether it's the monitoring of employee health or your own, it is always a good idea to effectively monitor chronic conditions - and one of the ways of doing so is by a private blood test.
For example, those with coeliac disease are recommended to have an annual coeliac disease screen. This will monitor the level of antibodies in the blood, which denotes whether the body is still responding to gluten.
If the patient is following a strict gluten-free diet, the annual private blood test will be clear - however, evidence of an autoimmune response could be indicative of cross-contamination, or accidentally consuming gluten somewhere in the diet.
These annual screening tests can also include a complete profile, which will be able to shed light on how coeliac disease has affected overall health. Those with coeliac disease can be at risk of not being able to absorb as many vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from their food due to damage done to the small intestine.
Thus, it is important to monitor vitamin levels in the blood - particularly with a ferritin test (iron test), folate test (vitamin B12 test), vitamin D test, and calcium test, in this case - to ensure the immune system and bones are as healthy as possible.
This is just one example - you might also monitor vital functions like kidney function, liver function, or have regular diabetes blood test checkups. The blood chemistry panel depends on your condition.
Monitoring ongoing treatments
You might choose to have a private blood test if you are currently having treatment for an ongoing condition, such as cancer. Here, the blood test will shed light as to how effective the treatment is at managing the condition, or to what effect it has managed to eradicate the problem.
In doing so, it will highlight whether the treatment is working and to what extent, which will inform any later decisions regarding adjusting or altering the treatment programme.
It’s easy to get an appointment online or over the phone.
Checking for high-risk diseases
It is even more important to catch high-risk diseases as early as possible. With this in mind, if you are concerned, you might choose to have a private blood test.
Those who have higher cholesterol levels generally have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, for example, so checking these levels can indicate whether you need to pursue further medical support early.
Managing your medication
A private blood test can also be a good idea for those with a need for medication management. In other words, if you have medication to manage your chronic condition, have been prescribed medication for a long time, or simply want to monitor how effective your specific medication is, then a private blood test will be ideal.
For example, those who have an underactive or overactive thyroid will likely be prescribed thyroxine or thionamides respectively. It is important to monitor how the medication influences thyroid function with a full thyroid profile, as this ensures that the medication is effectively balancing the hormones in the body.
Checking unknown symptoms
Do you have symptoms of unknown origin that you are worried might be a cause for concern? A private blood test might be a need for diagnosis - such as whether you have unknown allergies - but can also just give you peace of mind.
If nothing is flagged on your private blood test, but symptoms persist, depending on those symptoms, you might also be required to take a urine sample, have a blood pressure check, or something more specific like a cervical cancer screening to get a clearer picture.
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We put the patient at the heart of everything we do.
Pall Mall is owned and led by doctors –which means care without compromise. We’re driven by how best we can deliver what will make you feel great about yourself – from your first call right through to total, attentive aftercare.
- Care Quality Commission Regulated.
- State-of-the-art facilities.
- No waiting lists.
- Rated 4.95 by our patients.
- No referrals required.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Our expert team are always hand to help, advise and arrange appointments with our specialist consultants.
Who will take the blood sample?
A doctor, nurse or phlebotomist (specially trained to take blood samples).
What is a fasting blood test?
This type of blood test requires that you avoid eating or drinking anything 12 hours before your test. Your GP, nurse or health professional will advise you if that is the case.
What if I am on medication?
Please tell the GP or nurse know if you are taking any medication that thins your blood such as Warfarin or Aspirin.
Will giving a blood sample cause discomfort?
Most people feel little or no discomfort and the GP or nurse will do their best to put you at your ease.
Will my arm or hand bruise after blood has been taken?
Some people experience a little bruising however it is usually harmless and fade away. However, if you’re worried please contact the GP or nurse.
When will I get my results?
Most common tests can have results returned within 24 - 48 hours, though some tests can take longer than others. We can advise you on the likely time to receive results upon booking or please enquire online.