Guide to blood testing
Blood tests can be used to assess your general health. Learn more about blood testing.
Iron studies are blood tests that look at how much iron is in your blood and other cells. Too little or too much iron can cause problems.
Oestrogen blood test
Many women at some time have a blood test for oestrogen. It might be during pregnancy, if their menstrual cycle is unusual, or for some other reason.
Blood tests A-Z
From the fasting blood glucose test to the prostate (PSA) test, there are many kinds of blood tests. Browse the index and learn how to prepare for your test.
Testosterone blood test
A testosterone blood test can show how much of the sex hormone testosterone is in your body. Men usually have more testosterone than women.
Magnesium blood test
A magnesium blood test is carried out to see if your body has enough magnesium. Most people get sufficient magnesium from food.
Full blood count
A full blood count is a common blood test for general health, which can also provide information about a range of conditions.
Your doctor will ask you a number of questions about your symptoms and then take some blood tests. These usually include an Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) test.
Kidney disease diagnosis
Learn about the tests used to diagnose kidney disease.
Coeliac disease diagnosis
Coeliac disease is a serious medical condition that must be managed for the rest of your life. Find out how coeliac disease is diagnosed.