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Full Blood Count

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The Scan Clinic London East,

635A Cranbrook Road,

Gants Hill IG2 6SX

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Biomarkers Included with the Full Blood Count blood test

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Full Blood Count – FBC

About the Full Blood Count blood test

A full blood count checks for infections, anaemia, bleeding or clotting problems, causes of tiredness or weakness, exposure to toxic substances, response to some treatments, and vitamin or mineral deficiencies. 

What is a Full Blood Count?

A full blood count test London is one of the most common blood tests done. It involves taking a sample which is prevented from clotting using a preservative in the blood bottle. The sample is put into a machine which automatically:

  • Counts the number of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets per millilitre of blood
  • Measures the size of the red blood cells and calculate the average size
  • Measures the amount of haemoglobin in the red blood cells
  • Calculates the proportion of blood made from red blood cells

Why Might You Need a Full Blood Count Test London?

You might need a full blood count test for several reasons;

    • Health assessment – a full blood count provides an overview of your overall health by evaluating various blood components.

    • Diagnosis of medical conditions – The test can help diagnose various medical conditions. It can detect abnormalities in blood cell counts, sizes and shapes that may suggest certain disorders or diseases.

    • Monitoring health conditions – A full blood count is commonly used to monitor the progress of a disease and assess the effectiveness of treatments in individuals with a known medical condition such as cancer, infections or anaemia.

    • Pre-operative assessment – A full blood count test is performed before surgeries and some medical procedures to ensure your blood counts are within normal range. It can also help to identify if any underlying conditions might pose risks during the procedure.

    • Routine checkups – The test can also be included as part of a routine checkup to assess overall health and detect early signs of potential health problems.

Benefits of Getting a Full Blood Count Test

  • A full blood test offers a reliable form of data by tracking your health and wellness
  • It helps diagnose, detect, and treat many diseases, including some cancer types.
  • The test can be used to check your metabolism to find out if you’re diabetic
  • It checks the function of the liver and other organs like the kidneys
  • A full blood count offers general insight into your health. Getting regular full blood counts is one of the ways you can be proactive about any health issues.

A full blood count test London should be a part of your routine health checkup. The diverse factors it checks are a great indicator of your general health. If the test is requested by your doctor, getting it in the shortest time possible is crucial. The information it provides could be what the doctor needs to determine treatment, and the sooner you get the results, the sooner treatment can begin.

Full Blood Count Test FAQs

Q: How much is a full blood count test in London?

Our price for general blood testing starts at £99 and assesses over 25 markers by looking at various blood categories. However, the price can be adjusted accordingly if you’re only looking for a full blood count.


Q: Would a full blood count show anything serious? 

The purpose of a full blood count is to show abnormalities in your blood, such as low or high numbers of certain cells in the blood. While this is not enough to confirm anything serious, it can create reasonable doubt for your doctor to arrange further tests to help determine the cause of the abnormalities. In the past, some of the information obtained from the bloodwork has proceeded into the diagnosis of serious conditions like cancer.


Q: What does a full blood count blood test check for?

A full blood count checks for infections, anaemia, bleeding or clotting problems, causes of tiredness or weakness, exposure to toxic substances, response to some treatments, and vitamin or mineral deficiencies.


Q: Does inflammation always show up in blood tests?

A full blood count can show signs of inflammation by testing some of the infection-fighting white blood cells. However, the results can be because of various factors and an additional test like a c-reactive protein test to check for inflammation.

Why choose us?

We are a multi award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic clinic of the year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our clinical lead Mr. Usman is well known and respected in the industry and has been featured in the Huffington Post and performed scans live on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

Biomarker information for Full Blood Count blood test

This blood test includes the biomarkers shown below along with information about each biomarker.
Full Blood Count – FBC

This is a test to check the types and numbers of cells in your blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. This can help give an indication of your general health, as well as provide important clues about certain health problems you may have.

Haemaglobin, HCT, RCC, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW, Platelet count, MPV, WCC.

This can affect or useful or:

What does the Full Blood Count blood test involve?

This blood test is just like a standard blood test.

You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.

How do I prepare

  • The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
  • No specific preparation is required for this test.

Our Reviews

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A great service that delivers in a clean and friendly safe environment that delivered exactly what... we needed for our peace of mind. Really expert information and friendly service from start to finish. Will recommend to all friends and more
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Great team and the Doctor was super friendly, very detailed and reassuring. He answered all my... questions and concerns. I left feeling much better. I have used them many times and will use again if required in future. Definitely recommend!read more
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11:39 22 Jul 23
I came here for my first child’s gender reveal 3 years ago and the treatment hasn’t changed. The... service is still amazing, the doctors and staff were so welcoming and kind. The doctor took his time to explain the scan to me and checking the baby. The facility is very soothing and relaxing. What an amazing team. May God bless themread more
15:18 12 Jul 23
I recommend this clinic from my heart , the doctor and assistent was so kind and they make me feel... very confortable while on the procedure , nothing to complain, everything perfect . I will go to this clinic again if i will need it for sure .read more
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17:16 17 Jun 23
I have used the this clinic at the recommendation of my friend who had a positive experience. I... have used this clinic looking for reassurance before my gallbladder removal operation. The appointment was quickly booked for the next day to suit my needs. The scan was performed by a very well spoken, professional person. The whole experience was very positive, as expected from a private clinic. From the experience I have had, I can highly recommend this more
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Today me & my wife had 2nd visit of scan clinic. I must say our both visit of scan clinic are much... satisfactory. We were welcomed by miss Zeenat. She was very polite and professional throughout. Scan performed very well & explained as well. Scan clinic deserves thumbs more
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15:21 07 Sep 22
I booked an early scan here and I had a great experience. All the staff were amazing and friendly.... The Sonographer was great, really made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend this more
Tiziana MonnoTiziana Monno
08:10 18 Aug 22
Beautiful experience! I was 31 weeks pregnant and a little worried about my little girl's position.... I was so patiently confirmed by the doctor and informed us of the growth. My partner and I were more than satisfied. Professionalism and kindness they made me feel more
Lina ZhangLina Zhang
10:55 16 Aug 22
I've been to this clinic 4 times over the past 7 years for both pregnancy scans and health scans.... What sterling services they consistently provide! Booking is always easy either online or over the phone, minimum waiting time, and calming environment. What's most impressive is that Mr Usman always explained the scan results thoroughly in a calm and professional way on site and in a report, and quickly spotted issues that both my hospital scan and community clinic scan completely missed (the sonographer at the hospital even asked where I did my scan as she was impressed)! This helped me eventually get timely referral and free from lots of stress. I always feel being well looked after by the team and will wholehearted recommend them to anyone who is looking for efficient, caring and professional more
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Great treatment, it's the second time we've been here and we plan to repeat the whole pregnancy.... They revealed the gender of the baby in week 16 and the doctor is super careful and delicate, a 10 out of more

Important Notes

  • We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional before or at the time of the test.
  • Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.

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