Blood Test Booking – The Most Popular Blood Tests

Blood Test Booking: A Summarised Guide

In recognition of National Stress Awareness Month, we’ll be examining the primary types of blood tests available for booking and what they can reveal about your health. Private blood test booking is available Mistrys Pharmacy.

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Main Blood Tests in the UK

The main blood tests available include:

  1. Troponin
  2. Blood Glucose (Hb A1c)
  3. Cholesterol (Lipid Profile)
  4. Liver Blood Tests
  5. Full Blood Count (FBC)
  6. Urea and Electrolytes (U&E)
  7. Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)
  8. Blood Gas Test
  9. International Normalised Ratio (INR)

Now, let’s explore these tests in more detail:

1. Troponin

When experiencing chest pain, a blood test is often conducted to measure troponin levels. This test can help diagnose a heart attack, but low levels don’t necessarily mean one didn’t occur.

2. Blood Glucose (Hb A1c)

This test checks blood glucose levels, which aids in accurately diagnosing diabetes and guiding doctors to the best treatment.

3. Cholesterol (Lipid Profile)

This test measures total cholesterol, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, guiding treatment options and monitoring medication effectiveness

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4. Liver Blood Tests

These tests ensure the liver is functioning correctly, examining various enzymes and proteins that may indicate liver damage.

5. Full Blood Count (FBC)

This test examines specialised blood cells and can detect anaemia, infections, or certain viral conditions.

6. Urea and Electrolytes (U&E)

This test measures blood electrolytes and urea, which can indicate kidney function issues and impact heart health.

7. Brain Natriuretic Peptide (BNP)

This test can diagnose or determine heart failure severity, enabling early initiation of appropriate medications.

8. Blood Gas Test

Used for patients with breathing difficulties or lung issues, this test checks for oxygen and carbon dioxide levels and chemical balance in the blood.

9. International Normalised Ratio (INR)

For those taking warfarin, this test measures blood clotting duration, assisting doctors in determining appropriate dosage and testing frequency.

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Blood Testing Near You

Blood tests play a crucial role in diagnosing and managing various health conditions. If you need more information about a specific test, don’t hesitate to get in touch with expert pharmacists who can provide guidance. We’ve made it as easy as possible to book a blood test. If you live near or in Market Harborough and you’re looking for blood testing near you, look no further than Mistrys Pharmacy. We offer a wide variety of tests to diagnose potential infections or deficiencies accurately.

Book your test today to protect yourself.

This blog post was written on behalf of Mistrys Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.

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