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General Health Tests

We offer a wide variety of health screening tests to assess general health.  Some of these are available on the NHS, so you may wish to ask your GP if you can have the test, first.  However, you may find that your GP is not willing to arrange one for you due to budget restrictions or unfamiliarity of the test you are seeking.

Tests which require a venous blood sample can be taken at your surgery, by a local health practitioner or at one of the laboratories in London.  You may be required to pay an extra fee for venepuncture (taking of blood).

If you live within 10 miles of Bedford, we can arrange for your sample to be taken in your home for a fee of £15, or £25 if you live between 11 and 25 miles.  This fee is waived if the blood sample is taken during a health screening consultation.

CHILDREN: We are unable to arrange most of these tests for children under 16 unless you have written authorisation from a doctor.  Exceptions apply for the tests marked with a *. If you are concerned about your child’s health, we strongly recommend that you seek medical advice, first.


Please Note:  When you order a test, you will be taken to a form after making your payment which MUST be filled in, giving details necessary for us to authorise your test with the laboratory.  Test results will be sent to the email address provided on the form.  If you are paying for a test for someone else, please give their details on the form. Failure to do this may cause unnecessary delay in receiving the test kit or result.
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To view our range of tests, click on the categories, below.  If you require a test not listed here, contact us and we may be able to arrange it for you.
Finger Prick Blood Tests

These test kits require a finger-prick blood sample, When you have taken your sample, you should send it to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope as soon as possible.  You will receive an email with your results within three weeks. Samples should not be taken or posted on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.

N.B. The prices stated below cover the cost of the test(s) and results, only. As a health screening company, we are unable to give advice on medical treatment, therefore, if you have an abnormal result, you will be advised to discuss your results with a doctor. However, we will provide diet and lifestyle suggestions, if appropriate, or recommend further sources of information.

BioChemistry/Haematology Profile

£69.00

Venous blood sample which tests for Urea and Electrolytes, Liver Function, Glucose, Lipids, Full Blood Count, Diff.

You should not eat or drink (except for water) for at least 9 hours prior to this test

Results usually available in 24 hours

Venous Blood Tests

Most of these tests are analysed at The Doctors Laboratory, London, unless stated otherwise.  You will be sent a blood testing kit in the post.  You need to ask for your blood sample to be taken at your GP surgery or by a local phlebotomist, which may incur an additional fee.  If you can get to The Doctor’s Laboratory at 76 Wimpole Street, London, they can take your blood, there.  Opening hours are Monday to Friday: 08.00am  to 7.00pm, Saturday: 09.00 to 5.00pm.  If you wish to use this service, you will be required to pay an additional fee of £10.25 (£31 if not paid in advance). This can be ordered below.

Some of the blood tests from The Doctors Laboratory are now available from finger-prick samples. More details here.

N.B. The prices stated below cover the cost of the test(s) and results, only. As a health screening company, we are unable to give advice on medical treatment, therefore, if you have an abnormal result, you will be advised to discuss your results with a doctor. However, we will provide diet and lifestyle suggestions, if appropriate, or recommend further sources of information.

Fasting Lipid Profile

£41.00

Venous blood sample which tests for Cholesterol (total), Triglycerides, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol

You should not eat or drink (except for water) for at least 9 hours prior to this test

Results usually available in 24 hours

HbA1c

£40.00

This test is mainly used for those with Diabetes as it gives a true picture of blood glucose levels over a three-month period. It is now suggested as a useful screening tool for those who may be at risk of Diabetes, too.  Also available from a finger-prick sample

Results usually available in 24 hours

Osteoporosis Screen

£131.00

Venous blood sample which tests for Alkaline Phosphatase, Calcium, Albumin, Phosphate, Deoxypyridinoline, Osteocalcin, Vitamin D - useful markers for osteoporosis risk.

Results usually available in 5 days

Prostate Specific Antigen

£51.00

This is a blood test for men which detects levels of prostate specific antigen.  A higher level than normal may indicate prostate cancer but should not be taken in isolation without other tests such as a rectal examination. If the result is borderline a Free PSA test is also performed to give a more accurate result.  Also available from a finger-prick sample.


Results usually available in 24 hours

Vitamin B12

£50.00

A deficiency in Vitamin B12 is quite common amongst strict vegetarians and vegans, mainly due to an absence of Vitamin B12 in their diets. If you suspect that you may be low in Vitamin B12, a blood test will be able to confirm this. Also available from a finger-prick sample.

Results usually available in 2 days

Vitamin D - 25 Hydroxy

£50.00

A deficiency in Vitamin D is very common amongst the population and an increasing number of studies are showing the importance of Vitamin D against diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. If you suspect your Vitamin D level may be low, the 25-Hydroxy blood test is the most accurate.  This test is also available as a convenient finger-prick test.  More information about Vitamin D

Results usually available in 24 hours

Cardiovascular Risk Profile

£270.00

Venous blood sample which tests for Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL & LDL Cholesterol, Apolipoprotein A & B, Lipoprotein (a), and hsCRP.  This also includes the PLAC test to measure the Lp-PLA2 enzyme which can cause inflammation in artery walls, and increasing risk of plaque rupture and thrombosis.

You should not eat or drink (except for water) for at least 9 hours prior to this test

Results usually available in 4 days

C-Reactive Protein

£38.50

Venous blood sample which tests for C-Reactive Protein (CRP), a useful marker for inflammation in the body

Results usually available in 24 hours

High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

£38.50

Venous blood sample which is a more sensitive test for CRP and is a particularly useful marker for cardiovascular disease

Results usually available in 24 hours

Homocysteine

£140.00

Research has shown that homocysteine testing is more predictive than cholesterol in assessing heart disease.  This test requires a finger prick blood sample and should be taken before breakfast.    More Information . . .




You should not eat or drink (except for water) for at least 9 hours prior to this test
Lorisian arranges this test

Results usually available in 10 days

£66.00

Gliadin is a major protein found in gluten.  This finger-prick blood test checks for anti-gliadin which may indicate a gluten intolerance.    More Information . . .                                                       Cambridge Nutritional Sciences arranges this test




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Coeliac Screen

Results usually available in 10 days

£66.00

This finger-prick blood test checks for the antibody response to Candida which is a type of yeast that lives in the intestine. This can lead to a variety of symptoms such as abdominal bloating, pain and fatigue.    More Information . . .



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Candida Screen

Cambridge Nutritional Sciences arranges this test

Results usually available in 10 days

Gastric Ulcer Test

£55.00

H. Pylori is a bacteria that can damage the lining of the stomach and duodenum and is a major cause of ulcers. This finger-prick blood sample can detect the presence of antibodies to H. Pylori and gives a reliable indication of infection.  More Information . . .



Cambridge Nutritional Sciences arranges this test

Results usually available in 10 days

Anaemia (Intrinsic Factor Antibodies)

£55.00

This finger-prick blood test checks for antibodies to the Intrinsic Factor which is essential for the absorption of vitamin B12. A lack of the intrinsic factor leads to pernicious anaemia which is the most common type of anaemia.     More Information . . .



Cambridge Nutritional Sciences arranges this test

Results usually available in 10 days

Thyroid Test (TPO)

£55.00

Autoimmune disease of the thyroid is detected by testing for antibodies in the blood that attack the thyroid gland that can cause an underactive thyroid gland. The Autoantibody Thyroid Test uses ELISA technology to measure autoantibodies to human thyroid peroxidase (TPO).    More Information . . .



Cambridge Nutritional Sciences arranges this test

Results usually available in 10 days

Vitamin D Finger Prick Test

£40.00

A deficiency in Vitamin D is very common amongst the population and an increasing number of studies are showing the importance of Vitamin D against diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. If you suspect your Vitamin D level may be low, the 25-Hydroxy blood test is the most accurate.  This test determines the levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and other metabolites in a convenient finger-prick test.    More Information . . .   Article about Vitamin D



Cambridge Nutritional Sciences arranges this test

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Results usually available in 10 days

Stool Tests

These test kits require a stool sample or samples. You should send your sample(s) to the laboratory in the pre-paid envelope as soon as possible.  You will receive a print-out of the result within three weeks.

N.B. The prices stated below cover the cost of the test(s) and results, only. As a health screening company, we are unable to give advice on medical treatment, therefore, if you have an abnormal result, you will be advised to discuss your results with a doctor. However, we will provide diet and lifestyle suggestions, if appropriate, or recommend further sources of information.

Faecal Occult Blood (Stool)

£23.00

This is a stool sample which tests for blood in the stool. If there is bleeding anywhere along the intestinal tract, this test should be able to detect the presence of blood even if it is not visible.



Results usually available in 2 days

£126.00

It is estimated that as many as 10% of people in the UK may have a parasite infection. The symptoms are similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This test requires stool specimens on three consecutive days.    More Information . . .



Cambridge Nutritional Sciences arranges this test

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Parasite Screen (Stool)

Results usually available in 10 days

£44.00

If you live in an artificially fluoridated area you will be ingesting an unknown amount of fluoride.  Too much fluoride can be harmful to health, potentially causing damage to bones, teeth and the thyroid gland. Fluoride is also present in tea, processed foods and drinks manufactured in artificially fluoridated areas, and dental products.  We retain around 50% of ingested fluoride in our bodies and excrete the remaining amount in our urine.  This test is able to determine if you are ingesting too much.  A 50 ml sample is required from a collection of urine over a 24 hour period.  More information   More Information about Fluoride . . .



Biolab arranges this test

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Fluoride Levels Test

Results usually available in 10 days

Urine Tests

These test kits require a urine sample, You should send your sample to the laboratory in the supplied envelope as soon as possible. You will receive a print-out of the result within three weeks.

N.B. The prices stated below cover the cost of the test(s) and results, only. As a health screening company, we are unable to give advice on medical treatment, therefore, if you have an abnormal result, you will be advised to discuss your results with a doctor. However, we will provide diet and lifestyle suggestions, if appropriate, or recommend further sources of information.

Osteoporosis Risk Test (urine)

£100.00

This test gives an accurate picture of bone health and can identify if you are at risk of osteoporosis.  The test is also useful for monitoring treatment for osteoporosis or osteopenia.  A first morning urine sample is required.    More Information . . .


Genova Diagnostics arranges this test

Results usually available in 14 days

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Iodine Test (urine)

£44.00

This test checks for the level of iodine that is excreted in the urine. Too much or too little iodine can have a harmful effect on the thyroid gland.  If you have been taking supplemental iodine, it would be wise to check your level to ensure you are not overdosing.  More Information . . .


Biolab arranges this test

Results usually available in 10 days

Rheumatoid Arthritis

£66.00

This test detects Citrullinated Protein Antibodies (CPA) which have been recently shown to be highly specific for RA. It also includes a test for Rheumatoid Factors (RFs) IgM and IgA.   Elevated RFs are found in 70-90% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.  More Information . . .



Cambridge Nutritional Sciences arranges this test

Results usually available in 10 days

Urine Thyroid Hormones (T3/T4) Test

£107.00

The elevation of thyroid hormone levels in urine, assesses tissue exposure to thyroid hormones over a 24-hour period. The urine thyroid test therefore serves as a valuable tool for detecting those who are suffering from thyroid dysfunction, particularly low grade hypothyroidism who might otherwise go undetected through standard blood tests. This test should be used in addition to other indicators of thyroid function, such as body temperature, physical symptoms and standard blood thyroid tests.

Genova Diagnostics arranges this test

Results usually available in 7days

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Insulin Resistance

£63.00

Venous blood sample to check the level of insulin and glucose in the blood after fasting.  A raised level may indicate Insulin Resistance which is a sign of Pre-Diabetes, a Fructose Intolerance or Cushings Syndrome (overproduction of cortisol in Adrenal Glands).  A low level may indicate Type 2 Diabetes or an underactive Pituitary Gland.

You should not eat or drink (except for water) for at least 9 hours prior to this test

Results usually available in 24 hours

Metabolic Syndrome Profile

£222.00

Venous blood sample which tests for Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Glucose, HbA1C, Insulin, C-Reactive Protein (CRP), hsCRP and Adiponectin to check for Metabolic Syndrome, also known as Insulin Resistance or Syndrome X.  Metabolic Syndrome is believed to affect 25% of Western populations due to poor dietary choices.  This increases risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

You should not eat or drink (except for water) for at least 9 hours prior to this test

Results usually available in 10 days

Iodine Loading Test

£110.00

A test to determine how the body is retaining and metabolising iodine. This is far more reliable than simply testing the amount of iodine in urine or blood.  This test is arranged by health consultant, Micki Rose from the Purehealth Clinic.  When you click on the link, below, it will take you to the page to order the test and read more about it.

Purehealth Clinic arranges this test

Total Thyroid Screen

£110.00

Venous blood sample which tests for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Total T4, Free T4, Free T3, Anti-Thyroglobulin antibodies and Peroxidase antibodies to test for Hashimoto’s disease.  The Reverse T3 test can be included for an additional fee.

Results usually available in 7 days

Total Thyroid Screen with Reverse T3

£150.00

Genova Diagnostics arranges these tests

Results usually available in 10 days

Reverse T3

£65.00

Under certain conditions, the conversion of T4 to T3 can be impaired, resulting in high levels of reverse T3.  Although chemically similar to T3, reverse T3 is completely inactive and lowers the amount of active thyroid hormone available to the cells.  


Genova Diagnostics arranges this test.

Results usually available in 10 days

Thyroid Function Profile

£81.00

Venous blood sample which tests for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free T4 + Free T3 to check for thyroid function.  Also available as a finger-prick test


Results usually available in 24 hours

Venepuncture Fee at TDL London

£10.25

If you are able to get to London and wish to have your blood taken at The Doctors Laboratory in Wimpole Street, you can save over £20 by paying in advance.  Usual fee is £31

(Only available for tests analysed at The Doctors Laboratory)