Full Blood Count (FBC)

A full blood count, or haematology profile, is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and risk of developing a wide range of disorders including anaemia, lymphoma, infection, inflammation and leukaemia.

Full Blood Count (FBC)

Also called a Haematology Profile, your full blood count includes 13 readings including white blood cells, red blood cells and a platelet count.

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Full Blood Count (FBC)

A full blood count is a good baseline test to check your blood health. With blood disorders, early detection is critical – many issues can be cured, but treatment is required straight away.

Doctor Cullimore says “Also called a haematology profile or complete blood count, there are many reasons you may want a full blood count test.  If you’re feeling generally under the weather but you’re unsure why, it is a good base test which can screen for a variety of disorders.  Abnormalities in the levels of any of the 13 components examined in the FBC can indicate the presence of important medical disorders.  These include certain types of cancers, anaemia due to restricted amounts of oxygen reaching your cells, and bone or marrow disorders. If you have specific symptoms, such as feeling tired, I’d recommend considering our full health screening package options.  These will give you a greater insight into the function of your vital organs, as well as checking for diabetes, high cholesterol and iron levels.”

All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.

Which readings are included?

Haemoglobin binds oxygen to red blood cells. The haemoglobin concentration is a measure of the total amount of haemoglobin in the blood. Low levels can occur in anaemia or blood loss. Increases can occur in some heart/lung problems and if there is increased production by the bone marrow.
Red Blood Cell Count measures the number of red blood cells in a small volume of blood. It will be abnormal in the same circumstances as the haemoglobin concentration.
Haematocrit provides a measure of the proportion of the blood made up from red blood cells. It will be abnormal in the same circumstances as the haemoglobin concentration.
Mean Cell Volume indicates the average volume, or size, of a single RBC. It can be increased if the is excess alcohol intake, liver problems and in vitamin b12 or folic acid deficiencies. Smaller cells can often be seen if there is iron deficiency.
Mean Cell Haemoglobin is a measure of the average amount of haemoglobin within a RBC. It will be abnormal in the same circumstances as the MCV.
Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration is a measure of the average concentration (%) of haemoglobin within a single RBC. It can be helpful in determining the cause of any anaemia if the haemoglobin is low.
Platelets are essential for blood clotting. Changes in the bone marrow can increase or decrease the numbers.
White Blood Cell Count measures the total number of white blood cells in a small volume of blood.
Neutrophils are the most common type of white blood cell constituting between 50 and 70% of your white blood cell total.
Lymphocytes are produced through your bone marrow.
Monocytes are the largest type of white blood cell responsible for fighting off bacteria and viruses.
Eosinophils are vital to protecting you from invading bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Basophils are a specific type of white blood cell involved with blood clotting and mediating allergic reactions.

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The following packages include this check:

Complete – £269

38 Blood Readings | 6 Clinician Checks | GP Consultation | 24/7 GP Helpline

£430 £269

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Core – £169

35 Blood Readings | 6 Clinician Checks | 24/7 GP Helpline

£330 £169

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Essential Energy & Fatigue Plus – £269

42 Blood Readings | 2 Clinician Checks | 24/7 GP Helpline

£329 £269

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Digestion & Nutrition Essentials – £249

17 Blood Readings | 2 Sample tests | 24/7 GP Helpline

£399 £249

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Female Cancer Risk (Over 40s) – £269

37 Blood Readings | 1 Clinician Check | 3 Sample tests | GP Consultation | 24/7 GP Helpline

£364 £269

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Male Cancer Risk (Over 40s) – £249

37 Blood Readings | 1 Clinician Check | 2 Sample tests | GP Consultation | 24/7 GP Helpline

£329 £249

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