A big range of blood tests can be used to check the general state of health, check for infections, screen for genetic conditions and detect diseases of certain organs such as kidneys, liver etc. Laboratory test results not only allow one to determine the disease but also to prescribe appropriate treatment, therefore it is very important to perform the tests accurately.
How to prepare for blood test
• it is recommended not to eat 8 hours prior to a blood test. It is important to remember that juice, tea, and coffee, especially sweetened, are also considered food. You are only allowed to drink water;
• a patient should not eat 3 hours prior to the general blood test;
• 1-2 days prior to the test it is recommended to eat less fat and fried food, and avoid alcohol;
• do not smoke for one hour prior to the test;
• the levels of enzymes and hormones might vary at different times of day, therefore these tests should be performed before 10 a.m.;
• it is recommended to avoid physical load (sports) and stress before the blood test, to calm down and rest for at least 10-15 minutes;
• the results of women’s hormone tests are influenced by physiological factors related to the menstruation cycle, therefore, during preparation for a sex hormone test, it is necessary to indicate the cycle phase and listen to the doctor’s recommendations, on which cycle day to perform tests;
• before performing a stress hormone test (ACTH, cortisol, prolactine, etc.) it is important to calm down, ignore side factors during the procedure and relax because stress increases the level of these hormones in the blood;
Most blood tests only take a few minutes to complete and are carried out by a nurse or phlebotomist in our specially designed facilities at Baltic Medical Centre. Your doctor will prescribe the required tests according to your symptoms. You will be advised if your tests require special preparation. More information about female hormone blood tests here be found HERE. We can offer thousands of blood tests, please contact us for more information.
Your doctor might request a urine test to help diagnose and treat a range of conditions including liver problems, kidney disorders, some infections and diabetes. This test is also used to test for pregnancy.
How to prepare for urine test
• Morning urine is the most suitable for the test.
• Wash your hands before collecting the urine.
• If the container has a lid, remove the lid of the container and set it down with the inner surface up.
• Clean the area around your penis or vagina.
• Begin urinating into the toilet or urinal.
• After the urine has flowed for several seconds, place the collection container in the stream and collect about 60 millilitres (a quarter cup) of this “midstream” urine without stopping the flow.
• Don’t touch the rim of the container to your genital area.
• Finish urinating into the toilet or urinal.
• Carefully replace the lid on the container.
• Wash your hands.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body. It can be used to examine almost any part of the body, including the brain and spinal cord, bones and joints, heart and blood vessels, and internal organs. After a consultation with one of our doctors, we can book your MRI scan at our partner clinic in central London.
An X-ray is a quick and painless way to produce images of bones and internal organs. They can be used to diagnose broken bones, lung problems, tumours, heart problems, and some cancers. After a consultation with one of our doctors, we can book your X-ray at our partner clinic in central London.
A DEXA scan is a special type of X-ray used to measure how dense your bones are. The more dense your bones are, the less likely they are to break. It is usually used to diagnose or assess the risk of osteoporosis for people over 50, or younger people with risk factors like smoking or previous broken bones. After a consultation with one of our doctors, we can book your DEXA scan at our partner clinic in central London.
|General Blood Test (DL2)||£75|
|C-reactive protein (CRP) test||£45|
|Finger-prick Glucose Test||£15|
|Smear Test (Cervical Screening)PAPT and HPV||£190|
|Follicle Stimulating Hormone FSH||£50|
|Luteinising Hormone (LH)||£50|
|Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG)||£55|
|Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)||£50|
|Free thyroxine (FT4)||£50|
|Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)||£110|
|Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (bHCG)||£55|
|MRI Scan (One Area)||£400|
|MRI Scan (Two Areas)||£650|
|MRI Scan (Three Areas)||£900|
|MRI Scan (Four Areas)||£1150|
|X-Ray (two views)||£150|