Private Blood Testing
TheChemistLive offers a wide range of accessible blood testing options
We offer a range of test solutions to suit your needs. Some of our tests require a tiny blood sample, and so can be taken at home, or in a clinic, using a finger-prick lancet. These samples can then be either processed using the equipment within the kit, sent to a laboratory, or tested at the clinic site. Other tests require a larger volume of blood to check for more biomarkers. These need to be obtained via a blood sample taken from your vein by a professional, trained clinician, in one of our clinics. The samples are then sent to a laboratory for thorough testing. If your sample has to be tested at the laboratory, your results will be emailed to you within 5 days of sample receipt at our site
You should choose the test that is right for your needs, symptoms and health concerns. Details of the health biomarkers included in each test can be found on the test pages on our website. If you are looking for a more hollistic health test, we recommend the Well Woman or Well Man tests which provide the widest range of biomarkers and the best value to check numerous areas of your health
Currently the NHS does provide free blood tests aslong as a patient can show symptoms or if the doctor has concerns. However, majority of the public have either not had a blood test in their life or in the last 5/10 years. We at thechemistlive believe private healthcare should be affordable and accessible.
Result are generally expected within 4 working days from when your sample is received by the laboratory, at a maximum this can take up to 7 working days.
Our tests are medically-approved and are as accurate as tests you would take in a healthcare facility. Our tests are analysed in a lab which is UKAS accredited, and registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In-Clinic tests are completed using analysers that are laboratory-standard in quality, highly reliable and accurate.
They can be completed in various ways, depending on the test required. Our more complex blood test samples are typically taken from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. We also offer a range of home tests which you can complete using a tiny lancet on your finger to draw a small blood sample.
No, you do not need to fast before taking our tests. If you are having a test taken on the advice of your GP or another medical professional, please check with them if they have any specific requirements, e.g testing during your menstrual cycle, pausing any supplements, etc.
We know that blood tests can be daunting. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to your appointment for support if you wish. Some customers also like to listen to music or audiobooks during the appointment to distract them. If you feel nervous, unwell or faint, please do let the clinician know and they will be pleased to help you.
We believe it’s most effective to monitor your health regularly over time. So we recommend taking your test every three months. This is the amount of time it typically takes to see the impact of health and lifestyle changes.