Introducing IV Health Care’s Comprehensive Blood Testing Services

Welcome to IV Health Care’s comprehensive range of blood testing services. Our innovative solutions are designed to efficiently and safely identify deficiencies and evaluate various health indicators that may require attention. Our commitment to your convenience allows for seamless online appointment scheduling or direct access to our clinic.

Advanced Essential Blood Test

A comprehensive health profile containing a full blood count and tests for liver and kidney function, iron status, diabetes, cholesterol and inflammation. It also includes tests for thyroid function as well as key nutrients vitamin D, vitamin B12 and folate.

43 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • MPV
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Bilirubin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • CRP HS
  • Uric Acid
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Ferritin
  • Folate – Serum
  • Vitamin B12 – Active
  • Vitamin D
  • TSH
  • Free Thyroxine

Advanced Fitness Blood Test

Take your fitness to the next level with a detailed look at the markers which can help you optimise your training and performance – includes sports hormones and nutrition.

29 Markers

  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Bilirubin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • CRP HS
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Ferritin
  • Folate – Serum
  • Vitamin B12 – Active
  • Vitamin D
  • Testosterone
  • Testosterone : Cortisol
  • DHEA Sulphate
  • Cortisol

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take your sample before 10am. If you have an unusual sleep pattern (eg shift worker) then take this test within 2 hours of waking. Most evidence suggests that DHEAS is unaffected by the menstrual cycle, so taking the test at any point will give you a valid result. However, if you have regular periods and are tracking your results over time, we recommend taking the test between days two and five of your cycle for consistency. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast.

Stay well hydrated before your test. Hormonal contraception can affect the results of this test. Taking a break from this and waiting for your periods to restart before your blood test will give more accurate results. Corticosteroid medication can affect this test, ask your doctor whether to stop before testing. Take your sample at least 24 hours after any vitamin or mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed. Do not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether to stop.

Advanced Sports Hormone Blood Test

A comprehensive sports profile containing everything in the Sports Hormone Check as well as CRP-hs, FSH, LH, SHBG and free testosterone (calculated).

42 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • MPV
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • SHBG
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • CRP HS
  • Iron
  • Ferritin
  • TSH
  • Free Thyroxine
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Oestradiol
  • Testosterone
  • Free Testosterone – Calc.

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take your sample before 10am. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test. Take this test two to five days after the start of your period, ideally on day three. It can be taken any time if you do not have periods. Hormonal contraception can affect the results of this test. Taking a break from this and waiting for your periods to restart before your blood test will give more accurate results. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

Advanced Vitamin B12 Blood Test

A comprehensive investigation into vitamin B12 deficiency including active vitamin B12, full blood count, folate and ferritin.

18 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • MPV
  • Ferritin
  • Folate – Serum
  • Vitamin B12 – Active

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take your sample at least 24 hours after any vitamin or mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed. Do not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether to stop.

Advanced Well Man Blood Test

Our most advanced health check for men covers tests for liver and kidney function, diabetes risk and cholesterol levels. Includes tests for key nutrients as well as the male hormone testosterone.

44 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Bilirubin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • CRP HS
  • Uric Acid
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Ferritin
  • Magnesium – Serum
  • Folate – Serum
  • Vitamin B12 – Active
  • Vitamin D
  • TSH
  • Free T3
  • Free Thyroxine
  • Testosterone

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take your sample before 10am. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test. Take your sample at least 24 hours after any vitamin or mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed. Do not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether to stop.

Advanced Well Woman Blood Test

Our advanced health check for women includes tests for thyroid function, female hormones as well as vitamins and minerals for energy and long-term health.

44 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Bilirubin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • CRP HS
  • Uric Acid
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Ferritin
  • Magnesium – Serum
  • Folate – Serum
  • Vitamin B12 – Active
  • Vitamin D
  • TSH
  • Free T3
  • Free Thyroxine
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Oestradiol

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take your sample before 10am. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test. Take this test two to five days after the start of your period, ideally on day three. It can be taken any time if you do not have periods. Hormonal contraception can affect the results of this test. Taking a break from this and waiting for your periods to restart before your blood test will give more accurate results. Take your sample at least 24 hours after any vitamin or mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed. Do not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether to stop.

Baseline Blood Test

A great entry-level health check with tests for liver and kidney function, diabetes, cholesterol, bone health, and iron.

20 markers

  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Bilirubin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Uric Acid
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test.

Diet and Lifestyle Blood Test

An ideal profile to check how your diet and lifestyle can affect your health. Get insights into your liver and kidney function, cholesterol, diabetes risk, B vitamins and more.

25 markers

  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Bilirubin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Uric Acid
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Ferritin
  • Folate – Serum
  • Vitamin B12 – Active
  • Vitamin D

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test. Take your sample at least 24 hours after any vitamin or mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed. Do not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether to stop.

Essential Blood Test

A comprehensive health check which provides valuable insights into your current state of health. The Essential Blood Test includes tests for diabetes, iron, cholesterol, inflammation as well as kidney and liver function.

38 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • MPV
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Bilirubin
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • CRP HS
  • Uric Acid
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Ferritin

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test

The Full Blood Count (FBC) blood test, also known as a Complete Blood Count (CBC) or Haematology Profile, examines the components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets.

15 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • MPV
  • Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test.

Manganese Blood Test

A blood test to measure manganese levels in the blood. Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in the body and is especially important for bones and muscles.

1 marker

  • Magnesium – Serum

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test.

Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) Blood Test

A blood test to help diagnose vitamin B12 deficiency.

1 marker

  • Methylmalonic acid – Serum

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test.

Sports Hormone Blood Test

A comprehensive sports profile consisting of key hormones such as testosterone and oestradiol as well as tests for general health and fitness.

37 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • MPV
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Iron
  • Ferritin
  • TSH
  • Free Thyroxine
  • Oestradiol
  • Testosterone

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take your sample before 10am. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test. Take this test two to five days after the start of your period, ideally on day three. It can be taken any time if you do not have periods. Hormonal contraception can affect the results of this test. Taking a break from this and waiting for your periods to restart before your blood test will give more accurate results. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

Sports Hormone Check Ultra

A comprehensive sports hormone blood test which includes everything in the Sports Hormone Check Plus as well as a cortisol test.

43 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • MPV
  • Urea
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • ALP
  • ALT
  • GGT
  • Total Protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • SHBG
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • CRP HS
  • Iron
  • Ferritin
  • TSH
  • Free Thyroxine
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Oestradiol
  • Testosterone
  • Free Testosterone – Calc.
  • Cortisol

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take your sample before 10am. If you have an unusual sleep pattern (eg shift worker) then take this test within 2 hours of waking. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours beforehand. Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test, you do not need to fast. Stay well hydrated before your test. Take this test two to five days after the start of your period, ideally on day three. It can be taken any time if you do not have periods. Hormonal contraception can affect the results of this test. Taking a break from this and waiting for your periods to restart before your blood test will give more accurate results. Corticosteroid medication can affect this test, ask your doctor whether to stop before testing. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

Tiredness and Fatigue Blood Test

An important test to examine why you might be feeling tired all the time. Includes vitamin D, thyroid function and full iron panel.

8 markers

  • CRP HS
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Ferritin
  • Vitamin D
  • TSH
  • Free Thyroxine

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take your sample before 10am. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Take your sample at least 24 hours after any vitamin or mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

Ultimate Nutrition Blood Test

Are you looking to check that your body is getting the right vitamins and minerals? You can check the levels of vitamins and minerals, like B vitamins, vitamin D, Vitamin E, magnesium, and iron stores (ferritin), in your blood.

35 markers

  • Haemoglobin
  • Haematocrit
  • Red Cell Count
  • MCV
  • MCH
  • MCHC
  • RDW
  • White Cell Count
  • Neutrophils
  • Lymphocytes
  • Monocytes
  • Eosinophils
  • Basophils
  • Platelet Count
  • MPV
  • HbA1c
  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL Cholesterol
  • Non HDL Cholesterol
  • HDL Cholesterol
  • Total Cholesterol : HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • CRP HS
  • Iron
  • TIBC
  • Transferrin Saturation
  • Ferritin
  • Selenium – Serum
  • Zinc – Serum
  • Copper
  • Vitamin A
  • Folate – Serum
  • Vitamin B12 – Active
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E – Alpha Tocopherol

Special instructions

Prepare for your test by following these instructions. Take this test when any symptoms of short-term illness have settled. Do not eat for 12 hours prior to your test. Drink plenty of water, if you take medication then you are allowed to take it as you would normally. Take your sample at least 24 hours after any vitamin or mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed. Do not take vitamin B12 for two weeks prior to this test. If your B12 is prescribed ask your doctor whether to stop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blood test FAQs

Here are our most frequently asked questions. If you don’t find what your looking for get in touch with us.

Our comprehensive range of blood tests has the capability to pinpoint potential deficiencies within your body that might increase your vulnerability to specific medical conditions. Additionally, deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals could lead to symptoms like fatigue, frequent colds, and low moods. Blood tests serve as an invaluable diagnostic tool, providing precise insights into your body’s requirements and enabling you to proactively address them.

Our skilled healthcare professionals collect blood samples either at our clinic or from the convenience of your home. The samples are gathered intravenously from your vein or by a finger prick test ensuring a swift and painless experience. This procedure closely mirrors the familiar process of undergoing a blood test at your nearby GP surgery.

Ahead of your scheduled blood test, it’s advised to maintain proper hydration by consuming an ample amount of water. Staying well-hydrated enhances vein quality and facilitates smooth vein access during the blood sample collection process, as dehydration may lead to potentially inaccurate results. For specific tests like Complete Blood Analysis, General Healthcheck, Sports Performance Check, and Essential Iron Check, it is recommended to fast for a minimum of 12 hours prior (with only water intake allowed). It’s important to note that you should abstain from taking iron tablets within the 24 hours leading up to your blood test, as they can potentially distort blood iron level readings, providing false elevation and follow the advice on the website for each test.

Blood tests are available exclusively for individuals aged 18 and above. Regrettably, we do not conduct blood tests for children.

The blood test procedure typically lasts around 15 minutes, encompassing the necessary documentation process. Should you have any inquiries, extra time can be allocated to address them.

Indeed, it is necessary to fill out our IV Health Care Medical Questionnaire beforehand. This crucial form encompasses the disclosure of any prevailing medical conditions, medications, particular health considerations, and your overall readiness for the blood test on that particular day. In addition, will conduct blood pressure, heart rate, and blood oxygen level measurements before your blood test.

You can anticipate receiving your results within 3-7 working days however this is not guaranteed due to factors outside our control. Each test comes with an indicative time for results.

Your results will be thoroughly reviewed by a Doctor. The Doctor will offer recommendations, which will be included in your report. A comprehensive PDF report of your results, along with the aforementioned insights, will be promptly sent to the email address you have provided.

Should any concerns arise regarding your sample, we may need to reach out to you to arrange a follow-up appointment for a repeat blood draw.

There is no recovery period needed after undergoing a blood test. It’s recommended to maintain the dressing on the blood draw site for 30 minutes, ensuring it stays clean and dry. It’s also advisable to refrain from engaging in vigorous physical activity i

Generally, a blood test shouldn’t be painful, though you might feel a minor discomfort as the needle punctures the skin. To ensure your comfort, we offer the choice of using a cold numbing spray. If you’re feeling anxious or nervous about the blood test, please feel free to communicate this to our blood draw professional – we’re dedicated to making you feel at ease throughout the process.

To make a booking, you can either click here or contact our clinic. Please specify your preferred IV Health Care Blood Test and appointment time. If you’re uncertain about the most suitable blood test for your needs, you have the option to schedule a Free Consultation with one of our Medical Staff, who will provide expert guidance. During your appointment, a skilled phlebotomist will collect a blood sample. This sample will be dispatched to a laboratory for thorough analysis. Once the analysis is concluded, the preliminary results will be sent back to us. Subsequently, a Doctor will examine your results and compile recommendations for your report. You will then receive a comprehensive PDF report of your blood test outcomes via email.

You can make an appointment by clicking here or by reaching out to our clinic. Our Blood Testing appointments are conveniently accessible everyday accept Sunday.

We kindly advise that tests should be reserved exclusively for yourself. Should you be arranging a test for someone else, kindly provide their information rather than your own.

Our laboratory partners stands as one of Europe’s largest, upholding the highest quality. Adhering to prevailing UKAS standards and relevant regulatory norms, their diagnostic processes ensure the utmost precision. Moreover, it’s important to note that venous blood test samples significantly enhance result accuracy compared to finger-prick samples.

No, a GP referral letter is not mandatory for conducting a blood test through our services.

For optimal result accuracy, it’s advisable to halt your supplement intake, both oral and IV, 24 hours prior to undergoing the blood test.

Please continue taking your prescribed medication as per your usual routine. It’s essential not to discontinue any medication unless specifically instructed by your GP. Please be aware that certain forms of hormonal contraception might impact your test results.

Kindly note that we do not have affiliations with insurance companies. Therefore, it would be advisable to directly inquire with your insurance provider regarding the potential reimbursement of the fees.

We have established rigorous protocols to safeguard the data of our customers. In compliance with GDPR regulations, our company operates under stringent legal guidelines concerning data sharing. Data is only shared when essential for service delivery. For instance, our Doctors access customer results during the review process; however, access to these results is subsequently restricted.

Absolutely, your sample will undergo analysis within a lab that is both CQC-registered and accredited by UKAS.

A doctor’s comments are included in all tests and your results with comments will usually be ready in the timeframe stated. This is measured from the time your sample is received at the lab and is an estimate, not a guarantee. This will be sent together with a full PDF report of your results to your provided email address.