Murrays’ Blood Tests Service in Harrow
When you are unwell, your GP may schedule some blood tests to help diagnose the cause. This is an important part of healthcare provided on the NHS. However, our blood tests offer an alternative route for people seeking information about their health.
Why have private blood tests?
There are many reasons why someone may choose to have blood tests:
- Blood tests allow you to take control of your health. By understanding your health markers, you can make informed and healthy lifestyle choices.
- For routine tests, blood tests allow you to bypass GP waiting times for both the taking of samples and getting your results.
- You may have a specific health reason based on your family’s health history or lifestyle.
- Gain reassurance and peace of mind when you know.
Can you get a blood test without a doctor?
Taking a blood sample is a simple procedure carried out by a phlebotomist. A phlebotomist is a person specially trained in taking blood. This could be in the form of samples for medical tests or it could also be for blood donations, for example.
The blood samples are sent away for testing. When you receive your results you can discuss them with your GP.
How much do blood tests cost?
Blood tests come as either single tests or panels of multiple tests. These are free NHS blood test and at no cost to you! Get in contact with our private blood tests service today to find out more about our blood tests.
How long do blood test results take?
Once the blood has been taken, the tests need to be done quickly to ensure accuracy. So, most test results will be available within three to five days.
What blood tests do I need?
Our qualified staff can help you choose the right blood tests for you. You may be interested in your general health or there may be a specific problem you want to check for. The types of blood tests we offer are extensive.
Some of the most common types of blood tests include:
Fertility hormone tests: if you’re starting a family both you and your partner can have your fertility hormone levels checked.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or HIV: sexually health may be an important issue for you, so have a blood test for STIs or HIV.
Check the health of your organs: blood tests for thyroid function or the health of your liver or heart are popular choices.
It’s important to remember that if you have symptoms or are feeling unwell, our pharmacists may advise you to see your GP.
Not good with needles or blood?
If the sight or thought of blood or needles makes you feel squeamish, Murrays’ phlebotomy service in Harrow can help. We offer a supportive and discrete blood testing service for Harrow where your wellbeing is paramount. Our healthcare professionals are reassuring and will make you feel comfortable before taking the samples. Our staff can provide you with as much – or as little – information about tests are you choose. You can bring a friend for support or relax in our care. Our staff will patiently make sure you are feeling ok before you leave.
Murrays Chemist is proud to care for this thriving community through our dedicated services and expert care. We can tailor the tests to meet your personal needs.
All patients will need to make an appointment.
Please ensure you arrive at least 5 mins before your appointment so that you can check-in.
Some GP surgeries are emailing blood forms and therefore, please ensure that you print these off and bring them with you to the appointment as these forms need to go with the blood samples to the hospital. We need this form to enable us to carry out your test.
So get in contact with us to find out more about Murrays Chemist’s blood testing service for Harrow.
Our appointment slots are booked in 15-minute intervals. If you are late for your appointment we cannot guarantee that you will be seen and you may need to rebook.