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Private Blood Tests London at The Scan Clinic

General Blood Test

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Biomarkers Included with the General Blood Test blood test

Scroll down for more information about each biomarker

Full Blood Count – FBC

Red Blood Cells – RBC

White Blood Cells – WBC

Red Cell Distribution – RDW

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate – ESR

Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

Bilirubin

Albumin

Gamma GT

Globulin

Potassium

Sodium

Bicarbonate

Total Protein

Chloride

Urea

Creatinine

eGFR estimated

Iron

Total Iron Binding Capacity

Glucose

Cholesterol

Triglycerides

Calcium

Phosphate

Uric Acid

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

Creatinine Kinase (CK)

About the General Blood Test blood test

This is a thorough check of your key health markers, including liver and kidney function, bone health, iron levels and cholesterol profile.

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 General Blood Test 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.

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Red Blood Cells – RBC

Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count analyses the number of red blood cells in the blood. Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body, where it can be used to fuel energy processes such as movement and respiration. They also carry carbon dioxide produced from cells back to the lungs so that it can be exhaled.

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White Blood Cells – WBC

White Blood Cell (WBC) Count measures the number of white blood cells in the blood. White blood cells are key to your body’s immune system. They fight infections and protect your body from foreign invaders such as harmful germs and bacteria. Additionally, they produce many antibodies and memory cells to protect you from further infections with the same germ.

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Red Cell Distribution – RDW

Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) indicates whether your red blood cells are all the same size, or different sizes or shapes. Normally cells are fairly uniform both in size and in shape, but some blood disorders may cause your red blood cells to form in abnormal sizes. This test measures the difference between the largest and the smallest red blood cell.

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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate – ESR

An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a blood test that that can show if you have inflammation in your body. Inflammation is your immune system’s response to injury, infection, and many types of conditions, including immune system disorders, certain cancers, and blood disorders.

An ESR test can be used with other tests to help diagnose conditions that cause inflammation. It can also be used to help monitor these conditions. Many types of conditions cause inflammation, including arthritis, vasculitis, infection, and inflammatory bowel disease. An ESR may also be used to monitor an existing condition.

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Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)

Alanine transferase (ALT) is an enzyme predominantly found in the liver. If the liver is damaged, ALT is leaked into the bloodstream therefore it is usually an accurate marker for liver inflammation and can indicate liver damage caused by alcohol, fatty liver, drugs or viruses (hepatitis).

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Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is an enzyme found mainly in the liver and bones. Measuring it can indicate ongoing liver, gallbladder or bone disease.

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Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

AST (aspartate aminotransferase) is an enzyme that is found mostly in the liver, but it’s also in muscles and other organs in your body. When cells that contain AST are damaged, they release the AST into your blood. The test is commonly used to help diagnose liver damage or disease.

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Bilirubin

Bilirubin is a product of the breakdown of haemoglobin from red blood cells. The liver collects bilirubin from the blood and passes it to the gallbladder which processes and secretes it into the bowel. Bilirubin causes the yellowish colour you sometimes see in bruises, due to red blood cells breaking down underneath the skin.

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Albumin

Albumin is a protein made mainly in the liver. It helps hold water within the blood, carry nutrients / other substances through the blood, and aid tissue growth for healing. Albumin also carries hormones around the body, therefore measuring the amount of albumin in the blood can help calculate how much hormone is available to your tissues.

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Gamma GT

Gamma GT, also known as gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), is a liver enzyme which is raised in liver and bile duct diseases. It is used in conjunction with ALP to distinguish between bone or liver disease.

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Globulin

Globulin is a term for a group of different proteins that the immune system and liver produce. Certain globulins bind with haemoglobin while others transport metals, such as iron, in the blood. There is a type of globulin known as an immunoglobulin, (another name for an antibody) which helps to fight infection in the body.

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Potassium

A potassium test measures the amount of potassium in blood serum, the fluid part of your blood. Potassium is a mineral that helps: nerves and muscles “communicate” nutrients move into cells and waste products move out of cells.

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Sodium

Sodium is a type of electrolyte. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that help maintain fluid levels and the balance of chemicals in your body called acids and bases.

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Bicarbonate

The bicarbonate test gives a rough estimate of your acid-base balance. This is usually sufficient, but measurements of gases dissolved in the blood (blood gases) may be done if more information is needed

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Total Protein

Total Protein represents the sum of the proteins albumin and globulin in your blood. Albumin and globulin have a range of functions including keeping blood within vessels, transporting nutrients and fighting infection. Abnormal levels can indicate malnutrition as well as a liver or kidney disorder.

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Chloride

A chloride blood test measures the amount of chloride in your blood. Chloride is a type of electrolyte. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that help control the amount of fluids and the balance of acids and bases (pH balance) in your body.

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Urea

Urea is a waste product produced by the body when it breaks down proteins in the liver. Once the urea is made, it is transported to the kidneys, which filter it out of the blood and remove it from the body in the form of urine. Measuring the levels of urea in the blood can therefore reflect how well both the liver and the kidneys, are functioning. It is important to note that even if one kidney is severely damaged but the other is functioning perfectly, results may still return as normal.

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Creatinine

Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is produced from normal muscle metabolism. Levels of creatinine indicate the levels of other waste products in the body. Creatinine is also an accurate marker of kidney function, and may help in diagnosing kidney disease.

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eGFR estimated

The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) assesses how well the kidneys are working by estimating the amount of blood filtered through the kidneys. The glomeruli are tiny filters in the kidneys responsible for removing waste products. If these filters do not do their job properly, kidney function can be impaired. The eGFR calculation is an estimate of actual glomerular filtration rate, calculated using your age, gender, ethnicity, and serum creatinine levels.

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Iron

Iron is a mineral that is essential for life. It is a component of haemoglobin, a protein in our red blood cells that is responsible for transporting oxygen around our body. If we don’t have enough iron, our haemoglobin levels fall and we can’t get sufficient oxygen to our cells. This can cause symptoms which include fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Serum iron is a very transient reading and can be influenced by the amount of iron-rich food in your diet in the days before your blood test. For this reason, iron is rarely looked at on its own, and is interpreted alongside other markers in an iron status test. 

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Total Iron Binding Capacity

Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) is a measure of the ability of your body to efficiently carry iron through the blood.

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Glucose

The random blood glucose test measures the level of sugar in your blood and is an indicator of how well your body is metabolising sugars to store in your cells. It is most useful when analysed in conjunction with other sugar markers, such as HbA1c.

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an essential fat (lipid) in the body. It has some important functions, including building cell membranes and producing a number of essential hormones such as testosterone and oestradiol. There are a number of different types of cholesterol, but the two main components of total cholesterol are HDL (high density lipoprotein) -“Good” and LDL (low density lipoprotein)- “Bad”.
The total cholesterol result on its own only shows the total amount of both of these components and so even if you have a good amount of total cholesterol, you may have a low amount of good cholesterol and high amount of bad cholesterol therefore its important to review each of these results to understand your cardiovascular health and risks of cardiovascular disease.

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) that circulate in the blood. After you eat, your body converts excess calories (whether from fat or carbohydrates) into triglycerides which are then transported to cells to be stored as fat. Your body then releases triglycerides when required for energy.

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Calcium

Calcium is an important mineral that we need. This test measures the level of calcium in your blood. The vast majority of calcium in your body is stored in bone. The rest is in your blood.

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Phosphate

Phosphate tests are very useful for measuring phosphate levels in people with malnutrition (where their diet doesn’t contain the right amount of nutrients to meet their body’s demands). A phosphate test can also be used to check for a condition called ketoacidosis, which sometimes affects people with diabetes.

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Uric Acid

Uric acid is a waste product produced from the breakdown of chemical compounds called purines. Purine occurs naturally in the body, but it is also found in the food we eat – and in some foods more than others.

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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

Lactate dehydrogenase is an enzyme that the body uses during the process of turning sugar into energy for your cells to use. LDH is found in many of the body’s tissues and organs, including the muscles, liver, heart, pancreas, kidneys, brain and blood cells.

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Creatinine Kinase (CK)

Creatine kinase (CK) is an important enzyme in tissues that have a fast metabolism, including muscle tissue.

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What does the General Blood Test 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.

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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
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15:18 12 Jul 23
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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 clinic.read more
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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 comfortable.read more
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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 help.read more
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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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