Blood tests provide clear and accurate diagnostic information that healthcare providers can use to evaluate and monitor your overall physical health and well-being. The benefit of blood tests is that they can detect health issues related to illness early on so you can make lifestyle changes as needed to prevent future health issues. These blood tests also help your GP identify the cause of an illness so they can determine the best treatment.

Getting a blood test is made even more convenient when you opt for private blood testing in Kent at Hodgson Pharmacy. No more long waits to get an appointment or the results of your blood test. Private blood tests are an affordable way to get quick, accurate, and confidential results from your blood test.

Here are some of the key reasons why you should take a private blood test.

Benefits of Booking a Private Blood Test

Get private blood testing in Dartford, Kent, Gravesend, Longfield, Bexley, or Medway through Hodgson Pharmacy. We have a comprehensive range of blood tests available privately that can be booked online from the comfort of your home. Simply show up on your appointment day to have a blood sample collected by one of our friendly and professional phlebotomists.

For those who can afford private healthcare it can be a much more convenient option and, at the same time, lighten the load for the public health system so people who need it can get in faster.

The main benefits of private blood tests at Hodgson Pharmacy are:

·         Increased convenience

·         Quick results

·         Privacy

·         Reduces the burden on NHS

Private Blood Testing at Hodgson Pharmacy

Hodgson Pharmacy partners with Medichecks Lab in the UK which allows us to offer private blood testing services in Gravesend, Medway, Bexley, Longfield, Dartford, and Kent.  From testing of cholesterol and diabetes to hormones and vitamins, we offer different types of blood tests for everyone. Blood tests are typically ordered by healthcare providers to:

·         Identify health problems in their early stages before they become serious.

·         Find out how well organs such as your thyroid, heart, liver, and kidneys are functioning.

·         Monitor chronic health conditions and diseases such as Diabetes and High Cholesterol.

·         Diagnose anaemia.

·         Check the immune system strength.

·         Diagnose clotting or blood disorders.

·         Monitor the effectiveness of medication and treatment.

·         Diagnose diseases such as HIV/AIDS, coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Other reasons for blood tests include:

·         To investigate family history of illness.

·         To understand health risks such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

·         To optimise nutrition.

·         To optimise sports performance.

·         To understand fertility.

Types of Private Blood Tests Available at Hodgson Pharmacy

Blood tests are used to check for many things such as measuring levels of cholesterol, vitamins, and sugar as well as checking on organ function and bone health, just to name a few. Below is a list of the most common types of blood tests used for routine blood tests, but the tests a GP prescribes will vary from person to person.

·         Haematology profile

·         Red Blood Cells

·         White Blood Cells

·         Clotting Cells

·         Biochemistry profile

·         Liver Function Test (LFTs)

·         Kidney function

·         Proteins

·         Uric acid

·         Diabetes

·         Lipid profile (cholesterol test)

·         Iron status

·         Bone health

·         Thyroid

So, whether you want to check your risk of something that runs in the family, monitor a condition, or optimise your fitness and health, Hodgson Pharmacy has the blood test for you. We offer a full range of blood tests that are administered by experienced phlebotomists who will put you at ease during the quick procedure and answer any questions you have about your blood test results. Click here to book an appointment for private blood testing in Longfield, Dartford, Gravesend.