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What You Need To Know About Private Blood Tests?

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Your blood can tell you a lot about your health. Whether you’ve got symptoms you’re worried about or want to screen for potential health conditions, affordable private blood tests can be easily arranged at several Touchwood Pharmacy locations. Carried out by our skilled, compassionate staff, private blood tests cost as low as £29.00.

General Blood Test

Also known as a Complete Blood Count (CBC) test, a general blood test is a useful diagnostic tool to check your overall health. A CBC test can detect a wide range of diseases from anemia, blood cancers, and some immune system disorders.

Even if you aren’t worried about any particular diseases, a CBC test can help give you a good picture of the current state of your health.

Cholesterol Check

Cholesterol is a waxy substance in your blood that your body needs to keep your cells healthy. However, if you have too much cholesterol in your blood you’re at a higher risk of several potentially life threatening diseases. High cholesterol usually doesn’t show any noticeable symptoms so often the only way to know if your levels are too high is through blood testing.

Kidney Function Test

Your kidneys are vital organs that are responsible for balancing your body’s fluids and helping your red blood cells remove waste and toxins from your body. If your kidneys aren’t functioning properly, you may develop kidney disease or dysfunction. Because kidney problems can present with symptoms that are similar to other diseases, you may not even realise your kidneys are in trouble.

Symptoms of kidney dysfunction include swollen ankles and feet, increased urination, dry itchy skin, blood in your urine, and muscle cramps.

Other Blood Testing Available from Touchwood Pharmacy:
  • Iron Check
  • Well Woman Test
  • Well Man Test
  • Thyroid Function
  • Hormone Profile
  • STI Testing
  • Tiredness and Fatigue Profile
  • Erectile Dysfunction Profile
  • Liver Function
  • Prostate Profile

These are just a few of the comprehensive blood screens available. Book your private blood tests in Bromley and the Southern UK online today at Touchwood Pharmacy.  Our blood test booking is as simple as going online, selecting your test and branch, then choosing a date and time that works for you.