Blood Tests

Blood tests are laboratory tests used to measure various components in a person’s blood. They are a safe and easy way to access vital information about the health of your body.

Blood Tests

Blood tests at Midway Pharmacy

Blood tests are essential to preserving and maintaining good health in the UK. The NHS recommends that adults undergo regular blood tests to check for signs of any underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or high cholesterol. Conducting these tests can help detect any potential problems before they become serious illnesses.

Midway Pharmacy offers a variety of different blood tests. These range from simple tests, such as a full blood count (FBC), which helps to measure the overall number of red cells, white cells and platelets in your body, to more complex testing, which provide a full body check-up and screening for potential underlying diseases or conditions.

Analysing your results

We provide a full analysis of your results detailing the reference ranges for each biomarker against your actual results, making it easy to interpret. It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you feel unwell. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or a suitably trained healthcare professional. There are many times when test results that are out of range are entirely insignificant, but other times when they are not. They always need to be interpreted in the context of the rest of your health, and this can only be determined with a full clinical history and examination.

Types of blood tests

The most common type of blood test is known as a 'Venous Blood Test', whereby a sample of your blood will be taken from a vein in your arm – usually using a needle and syringe. This type of test requires little preparation and is generally painless. Other blood tests may include an arterial puncture, whereby an artery in your wrist or ankle is punctured to take a sample or capillary punctures, where tiny drops of your blood are taken from the skin with lancets or needles.

Before having any clinical examination, you must ensure that you have been appropriately assessed by your GP first; this will help ensure that only necessary investigations are carried out.

Getting the most out of a blood test

For any test results to be accurate, you mustn't consume alcohol for at least 24 hours before your appointment – this can alter some hormone levels, interfering with results and giving inaccurate readings. Furthermore, fasting for 12 hours before taking certain types of blood tests can also improve accuracy; again, this should be discussed with your doctor beforehand, who will advise on exactly what preparation needs to take place depending on what type of test you're having done.

Overall, undergoing regular blood tests at least once every year (or whenever recommended by your doctor) is essential in helping maintain good health and catching any potentially dangerous medical conditions early on – so make sure you arrange yours today!

Available blood test services

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email our customer care team or chat with us.

  • Complete Allergy Test - 295 Allergens Tested

    £349 per patient

    We have the most comprehensive panel in the UK, which also tests for molecular allergens, which allows for a complete understanding of allergic cross-reactions and a risk assessment of food allergies (to allow for tailor-made dietary recommendations).

    Likewise, allergen-specific immunotherapy can be directed against the primary triggers of symptoms (available for pollen, house dust mites and insect venoms). This test looks for elevated levels of IgE, which causes Type I allergies.

    Total IgE Level

    Individual Allergens Included:

    Plant-based Food

    Animal-Derived Food

    Pollen

    Fruits

    Grain

    Legumes

    Nuts & Seeds

    Spices

    Vegetables

    Egg

    Fish & Seafood

    Meat

    Milk

    Grass Pollen

    Tree Pollen

    Weed Pollen

    Insects & Venoms

    Epithelial Tissues of Animals

    Mites

    Ant, Bee, Wasp

    Cockroach

    Farm Animals

    Pets (dog, cat, rabbit, etc.)

    House Dust Mites & Storage Mites

    Microorganisms

    Others

    Fungal Spores & Yeast

    CCD

    Ficus & Hops

    Latex

    Parasite

Find out more about the Allergy Test

  • £215 per patient

    Your blood type is based on which proteins are on your red blood cells, and this is either type A, B, AB or O. A test is also done to see whether you have Rhesus (Rh) factor on the surface of your red blood cells which is either positive or negative.

  • £170 per patient

    This test detects the presence of cardiolipin antibodies produced by the body in response to a perceived threat, and are the most common antiphospholipid antibodies. These autoantibodies can affect the body’s ability to regulate blood clotting.

  • £65 per patient

    This test can indicate your risk of developing cardiovascular problems. High cholesterol levels can cause your arteries to become blocked - leading to coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke.

    Finding out about high cholesterol levels can help you make the positive lifestyle and dietary changes needed to improve your chances of a long and healthy life.

    Biomarkers

    HDL Percentage

    HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)

    LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

    Non-HDL Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol : HDL Ratio

    Triglyceride

  • £120 per patient

    Whether vaccinated or caught COVID-19 naturally, this IgG test will confirm whether your immune system has developed neutralising IgG antibodies and gives you a quantitative measure of your body’s response (between levels of 0 - 80,000 AU/ ml).

    It will help you know how your immune system responded to vaccination or infection to confirm whether your illness was COVID-19. IgG levels often reduce quickly in the months after an infection. This test will enable you to monitor your IgG levels over time to see if your levels are dropping below the levels that are thought to give immunity.

  • £69 per patient

    A high HbA1c is used to diagnose diabetes. It is beneficial because it indicates how often you have had abnormally high blood glucose levels over the previous three months – rather than a glucose test showing your level at a single point in time.

    It is a potentially life-saving test, and it is common for people to have diabetes and not know about it. Unmanaged or undiagnosed diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality.

  • £190 per patient

    This profile checks for a range of male hormones and other health indicators which can contribute to erectile dysfunction.

    It includes a full cholesterol test, a test for diabetes, a check-up of your prostate and thyroid glands, and a hormone test for prolactin and testosterone, the primary sex hormone in males.

    Biomarkers

    Cholesterol

    Hormones

    Diabetes

    HDL Percentage

    HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)

    LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

    Non-HDL Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol : HDL Ratio

    Triglyceride

    Free Testosterone Calculation

    Prolactin

    Testosterone

    HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemaglobin)

    Thyroid

    Prostate

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

  • £65 per patient

    A Full Blood Count (FBC) provides information about the different cells in the blood, these include the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

    Red blood cells contain haemoglobin which carries oxygen to the various tissues in the body. In contrast, white blood cells control the immune system and protect the body from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. FBC testing is a screening test for various disorders like anaemia and infections.

  • £215 per patient

    This profile is for anyone wanting information about their hormones and related systems that may be affected by their sporting activities or supplements.

    Biomarkers

    Liver Function

    Hormones

    Thyroid Function

    Alanine transaminase

    Albumin

    Alkaline Phosphatase

    Aspartate aminotransferase

    Gamma GT

    Globulin

    Total Bilirubin

    Total Protein

    DHEA-Sulphate

    Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

    Free Androgen Index

    Free Testosterone Calculation

    Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

    Oestradiol

    Prolactin

    Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

    Testosterone

    Free T4 (thyroxine)

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

  • £170 per patient

    This profile checks the Thyroid gland's function and includes thyroid antibodies. It checks the level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free T4(FT4), Free T3 (FT3), Thyroglobulin Antibodies & Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies.

    It will give you a complete picture of whether your thyroid is functioning normally. It will also indicate whether you have a thyroid autoimmune condition, one of the most common reasons for hypothyroidism.

    Biomarkers

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Free T3 (triiodothyronine)

    Free T4 (thyroxine)

    Antithyroglobulin Antibodies

    Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies

  • £65 per patient

    This glucose test only shows your level at a single point in time. It is a potentially life-saving test, as it is quite common for people to have diabetes and not know about it. Unmanaged or undiagnosed diabetes is one of the leading causes of mortality.

  • £65 per patient

    A hepatitis B IgG immunity blood test indicates whether a person is protected against the hepatitis B virus. The test is normally carried out after receiving a course of hepatitis B vaccines.

  • £65 per patient

    The hepatitis B virus produces hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg). The virus causes liver infection and is spread from contact with an infected person's blood and bodily fluids. HBsAg tests are used to diagnose if a person is currently infectious.

  • £65 per patient

    The immune system produces HIV 1&2 antibodies after exposure to HIV. HIV 1&2 antibodies tests are used to measure the presence of antibodies produced in response to HIV.

    Levels of the viral p24 protein are present in the blood serum of newly infected individuals during the short period between infection and seroconversion, making p24 antigen assays useful in diagnosing primary HIV infection.

    After your appointment, we will send your blood sample to our partner lab on the same day. The lab will analyse the sample, and results will be sent to you via email within 5 to 7 working days from your appointment date.

  • £65 per patient

    hsCRP is a test that measures a protein that increases in the blood during inflammation. hsCRP tests are also used to predict the risk of heart conditions such as heart attack.

  • £65 per patient

    Your kidneys play a vital role in keeping your body functioning, including removing waste products, releasing hormones to regulate blood pressure and controlling the production of red blood cells.

    A healthy kidney function is vital to your overall health and well-being.

    Biomarkers

    Creatinine

    Glomerular Filtration Rate

    Urea

  • £65 per patient

    The liver is responsible for many of the body's essential functions, such as regulating blood sugar levels, fighting infections and detoxifying your blood. Good liver function is vital to your overall health and well-being.

    Biomarkers

    Alanine Transaminase (ALT)

    Albumin

    Alkaline Phosphate (ALP)

    Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

    Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)

    Globulin

    Total Bilirubin

    Total Protein

  • £215 per patient

    This profile checks for the full range of male hormones, which helps give information about male fertility and other hormone-related issues. It also covers hormones relevant to sports and testosterone supplementation.

    Biomarkers

    Liver Function

    Hormones

    Albumin

    DHEA-Sulphate

    Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

    Free Androgen Index

    Free Testosterone Calculation

    Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

    Oestradiol

    Prolactin

    Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

    Testosterone

  • £155 per patient

    This profile checks for the hormones needed to give information about menopause. It can also help with hormone replacement therapy monitoring, period problems and other hormone-related issues.

    It can also identify the hormonal changes expected at the onset of menopause.

    Biomarkers

    Tyroid Function

    Hormones

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

    Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

    Oestradiol

  • £65 per patient

    Oestradiol is a form of oestrogen and the primary female hormone produced by non-pregnant women. The hormone has an important role in the development of female physical features and reproductive functions.

    Oestradiol tests are used for the evaluation of ovarian function. It can also be used to diagnose the cause of early and delayed puberty in girls and to monitor hormone replacement therapy in women after menopause.

  • £65 per patient

    This test checks whether you are pregnant or not. Blood tests can detect pregnancy hormones at lower levels than a urine test, so this test can help you confirm your pregnancy at the earliest possible date.

    This test looks for the presence of the pregnancy hormone beta-HCG. It also checks the quantitative levels of this hormone in your blood which can sometimes be used to determine what stage your pregnancy is at.

  • £125 per patient

    This test is a comprehensive check of your liver & kidney function, muscle & bone health, gout, iron levels, diabetes (HbA1c), full cholesterol profile and full blood count, providing an excellent baseline health check.

    It helps you to proactively manage your health and identify/monitor many underlying or preexisting conditions throughout your body.

    Biomarkers

    Liver Function

    Cholesterol

    Iron

    Alanine transaminase (ALT)

    Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

    Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

    Gamma GT (GGT)

    Globulin

    Total Bilirubin

    Total Protein

    HDL Percentage

    HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)

    LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

    Non-HDL Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol : HDL Ratio

    Triglyceride

    Iron

    Total Iron Binding Concentration

    Transferrin

    Unsaturated Iron Binding Concentration

    Kidney Function

    Muscle & Bone

    Diabetes

    Creatinine

    Glomerular Filtration Rate

    Urea

    Adjusted calcium

    Calcium

    Creatine Kinase

    HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemaglobin)

    Gout

    Blood Cells

    Urate (Uric Acid)

    Full Blood Count (with 5 part White Cell Differential)

  • £69 per patient

    Checks your progesterone levels which can confirm whether you have ovulated or not. It needs to be taken about 21 days into your cycle. Analysis of progesterone levels shows a large spike in the latter half of your cycle if ovulation has occurred.

  • £65 per patient

    Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. The primary role of prolactin is to promote lactation (breast milk production) in women during pregnancy and after childbirth.

    A prolactin test is used to diagnose infertility in both men and women, as well as menstrual problems and erectile dysfunction.

  • £125 per patient

    This profile checks the levels of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). A high PSA can indicate problems with the prostate gland.

    Biomarkers

    Free Prostate Specific Antigen

    Free : Total PSA Ratio

    Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

  • £170 per patient

    This test is for anyone wanting information about their fitness for sports before starting a programme or to monitor progress during one.

    It includes all the essential biomarkers of interest to a sports person to ensure you are operating at peak condition and includes cholesterol, inflammation, vitamins and testosterone.

    Biomarkers

    Liver Function

    Cholesterol

    Iron Studies

    Alanine transaminase

    Albumin

    Alkaline Phosphatase

    Aspartate aminotransferase

    Gamma GT

    Globulin

    Total Bilirubin

    Total Protein

    HDL Percentage

    HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)

    LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

    Non-HDL Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol : HDL Ratio

    Triglyceride

    Ferritin

    Iron

    Total Iron Binding Concentration

    Transferrin

    Unsaturated Iron Binding Concentration

    Kidney Function

    Muscle & Bone

    Inflammation

    Creatinine

    Glomerular Filtration Rate

    Urea

    Adjusted calcium

    Calcium

    Creatine Kinase

    High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

    Gout

    Blood Cells

    Vitamins

    Urate (Uric Acid)

    Full Blood Count (with 5 part White Cell Differential)

    Vitamin D

    Vitamin B12

    Hormones

    Testosterone

  • £65 per patient

    The immune system produces Syphilis IgM/IgG during and after exposure to syphilis.

    IgM antibodies are the first form of response to syphilis and are used to indicate current infection. IgG antibodies produced after exposure to syphilis are used as an indicator of long-term immunity that the body creates.

    After your appointment, we will send your blood sample to our partner lab on the same day. The lab will analyse the sample, and results will be sent to you via email within 5 to 7 working days from your appointment date.

  • £65 per patient

    This test checks your level of the hormone Testosterone, the primary sex hormone in males. The high levels of testosterone that men have compared to women are responsible for the development of virtually all the physical differences between the sexes.

    In adult males, it controls sex drive, maintains muscle mass and helps make sperm. Understanding your testosterone level may help if you are experiencing low sex drive, infertility, erectile dysfunction and more. Testosterone levels should also be checked regularly by anyone using testosterone supplements.

  • £65 per patient

    This Thyroid Function Profile checks the general function of your thyroid gland. It tests for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free T4 (thyroxine) levels.

    It will give you an excellent indication of whether your thyroid is functioning normally, which can lead to tiredness, mood problems and weight issues.

    Biomarkers

    Free T4 (throxine)

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

  • £170 per patient

    This test is designed to discover clues in your blood as to why you may be feeling unusually tired or fatigued. It will give you information on several everyday things doctors look for in blood tests that may provide physical reasons for tiredness.

    It includes a full blood count and tests for vitamin D, iron levels including ferritin, and thyroid function tests.

    Biomarkers

    Iron Studies

    Thyroid Function

    Blood Cells

    Ferritin

    Iron

    Total Iron Binding Concentration

    Transferrin

    Unsaturated Iron Binding Concentration

    Free T4 (thyroxine)

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Full Blood Count (with 5 part White Cell Differential)

    Vitamin

    Vitamin D

  • £69 per patient

    Understanding your vitamin B12 level is critical, as low vitamin B12 can severely affect blood and overall health. A Vitamin B12 test is crucial for those on a plant-based diet.

  • £69 per patient

    Vitamin D is essential for your health and well-being. It helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.

    Understanding your vitamin D levels is very important for anyone in the UK. By the end of winter, up to a quarter of the population is low in vitamin D. Low levels can cause a long list of health problems, including fatigue, bone & muscle pain, depression and more.

  • £215 per patient

    This comprehensive profile is perfect for any man who wishes for a full body check-up and screening for potential underlying diseases or conditions.

    It provides vital information on your kidney, liver, heart & thyroid health, blood sugar, and iron, calcium & testosterone hormone levels. It can tell whether you are anaemic, have a current infection or even suffer from any underlying inflammation. It also includes a full blood count and vitamin profile.

    Biomarkers

    Liver Function

    Cholesterol

    Iron Studies

    Alanine transaminase

    Albumin

    Alkaline Phosphatase

    Aspartate aminotransferase

    Gamma GT

    Globulin

    Total Bilirubin

    Total Protein

    HDL Percentage

    HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)

    LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

    Non-HDL Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol : HDL Ratio

    Triglyceride

    Ferritin

    Iron

    Total Iron Binding Concentration

    Transferrin

    Unsaturated Iron Binding Concentration

    Muscle & Bone

    Kidney Function

    Vitamins

    Adjusted Calcium

    Calcium

    Creatine Kinase

    Creatinine

    Glomerular Filtration Rate

    Urea

    Folate (Vitamin B9)

    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin D

    Thyroid Function

    Hormones

    Blood Cells

    Free T4 (thyroxine)

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Testosterone

    Full Blood Count (with 5 part White Cell Differential)

    Inflammation

    Diabetes

    Gout

    High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

    HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemaglobin)

    Urate (Uric Acid)

    Minerals

    Magnesium

  • £170 per patient

    This extensive profile is perfect for any man or woman who wishes to have a full body check-up and screening for potential underlying diseases or conditions.

    It provides vital information on your kidney, liver, heart & thyroid health, blood sugar, plus iron & calcium levels. It can tell whether you are anaemic, have a current infection or even suffer from any underlying inflammation. It also includes a full blood count.

    Biomarkers

    Liver Function

    Cholesterol

    Iron Studies

    Albumin

    Globulin

    Total Protein

    Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

    Alanine transaminase (ALT)

    Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

    Gamma GT

    Total Bilirubin

    HDL Percentage

    HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)

    LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

    Non-HDL Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol : HDL Ratio

    Triglyceride

    Binding Concentration

    Ferritin

    Iron

    Total Iron Binding Concentration

    Transferrin

    Unsaturated Iron Binding Concentration

    Muscle & Bone

    Kidney Function

    Thyroid Function

    Adjusted Calcium

    Calcium

    Creatine Kinase

    Creatinine

    Glomerular Filtration Rate

    Urea

    Free T4 (thyroxine)

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Blood Cells

    Diabetes

    Gout

    Full Blood Count (with 5 part White Cell Differential)

    HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemaglobin)

    Urate (Uric Acid)

  • £215 per patient

    This comprehensive profile is perfect for any woman who wishes for a full body check and screening for potential underlying diseases or conditions.

    It provides vital information on your kidney, liver, heart & thyroid health and blood sugar, plus iron, calcium & critical female hormone levels related to fertility. It can tell whether you are anaemic, have a current infection or even suffer from any underlying inflammation. It also includes a full blood count and vitamin profile.

    Biomarkers

    Liver Function

    Cholesterol

    Iron Studies

    Alanine transaminase

    Albumin

    Alkaline Phosphatase

    Aspartate aminotransferase

    Gamma GT

    Globulin

    Total Bilirubin

    Total Protein

    HDL Percentage

    HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)

    LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)

    Non-HDL Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol

    Total Cholesterol : HDL Ratio

    Triglyceride

    Ferritin

    Iron

    Total Iron Binding Concentration

    Transferrin

    Unsaturated Iron Binding Concentration

    Hormones

    Kidney Function

    Vitamins

    Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

    Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

    Oestradiol

    Prolactin

    Creatinine

    Glomerular Filtration Rate

    Urea

    Folate (Vitamin B9)

    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin D

    Muscle & Bone

    Thyroid Function

    Blood Cells

    Adjusted Calcium

    Calcium

    Creatine Kinase

    Free T4 (thyroxine)

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Full Blood Count (with 5 part White Cell Differential)

    Inflammation

    Diabetes

    Gout

    High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

    HbA1c (Glycosylated Haemaglobin)

    Urate (Uric Acid)

    Minerals

    Magnesium

Frequently asked questions

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email our customer care team or chat with us.

    • Where are these services available?

      These services are available in our branches, which are commutable from anywhere in Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, York, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Hull, Doncaster, Ripon, Harrogate, Dewsbury, Keighley and Scarborough.

    • Are next-day appointments available?

      Yes, you can get next-day appointments at all our branches. Contact our customer care team if you cannot find an available slot.

    • Do blood tests detect cancer?

      Some blood tests, such as full blood count and Prostate/ovarian cancer screening tests, can significantly indicate the possibility of cancer.

    • Does a full blood test check for everything?

      Certain blood tests may be more accurate in identifying specific health conditions. However, a routine full blood count is the most comprehensive test that checks for levels of ten components of every major cell in your blood: white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

      A full blood count test includes red blood cell count, haemoglobin, and haematocrit.

    • How soon will I get my blood test results?

      Samples are analysed within short turnaround times thanks to an experienced team of laboratory scientists and technicians. They’re armed with the latest hi-specification laboratory equipment in London’s newest medical laboratory.

      You will receive your results via email within 5-7 working days. Some specialist blood tests may require longer for our laboratory partner to analyse.

    • Why are blood tests important?

      A blood test can reflect your health and reveal hidden diseases and problems. Our partner lab analyses blood samples so you and your doctor can identify health issues and take action.

    • Are there any risks associated with blood tests?

      Yes, there are some risks associated with blood tests. These include:

      • the risk of infection, as even a routine blood test requires that a needle be used to draw the sample, which carries a risk of introducing bacteria into the bloodstream. 

      • a slight risk of bruising or hematoma at the site where the needle was inserted and discomfort and pain from having blood drawn. 

      • a tiny chance of more severe complications, such as fainting or dizziness during or after having blood taken.

    • How do I prepare for a blood test?

      Preparing for a blood test typically involves ensuring that you are adequately hydrated beforehand. It is essential to drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment and to avoid any form of alcohol or caffeine during this time. Getting a good night's rest before the test can also be beneficial, as fatigue can make it difficult to draw blood. On the morning of the appointment, you should take all necessary medications as prescribed by your doctor. You may also need to fast for several hours beforehand, so check with your healthcare provider.

    • What should I do after a blood test?

      After a blood test, allow time to relax and de-stress after the procedure is complete. Finally, ensure that you follow up on your results when they become available - doing so can help ensure that any potential health issues are caught early and addressed appropriately.

    • What do blood tests show?

      Blood tests show various things about the health and functioning of an individual's body. For example, they can identify and measure electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium levels. They can also measure levels of kidney function through creatinine and urea acid. Additionally, they can measure levels of hormones such as thyroid hormone or cortisol.

      Other substances which are tested in the blood include proteins like albumin, globulin, and cholesterol; enzymes like liver transaminases; red and white cell counts; platelet count; clotting factors; glucose levels; magnesium levels; iron levels; and vitamins B12 and D. Moreover, different types of antibodies associated with autoimmune disorders or allergies may be detected in blood tests. Some blood tests are used to screen for genetic diseases or cancer markers.

      In essence, blood tests provide valuable insight into an individual's overall health and well-being by giving healthcare providers a comprehensive overview of various biological parameters.

    • What is a blood test?

      Blood tests are laboratory analyses of a patient's blood sample to assess their health. The sample can detect, diagnose and monitor diseases and other conditions, such as infections and anaemia.