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.