Guide to blood testing
Blood tests can be used to assess your general health. Learn more about blood testing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fasting for medical tests
For some medical tests, fasting may be required for a period of time before a test. Learn more about different tests and when fasting may be necessary.
Pancreatic cancer diagnosis
Your doctor may use a range of tests and techniques to indicate the likelihood of pancreatic cancer but to get a definite diagnosis, a biopsy is required.
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.
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.