Collection: Frequently Asked Questions

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Does it hurt to have a blood test?

Having a blood test is generally a painless procedure. The sensation you'll experience is often described as a brief, mild discomfort or a pinprick. Our skilled healthcare professionals are trained to make the process as comfortable as possible. They use fine, sterile needles to minimise discomfort, and they'll ensure you're relaxed and well-prepared before the procedure.

If you have concerns about pain or discomfort during your blood test, please don't hesitate to share them with our team. We're here to provide you with a comfortable and reassuring experience. Your well-being is our priority.

When will I receive my test kit?

When scheduling an appointment at our Bolton clinic, you won't receive a kit by mail. Just arrive at your chosen appointment time and date. However, for all other locations, please note that test kits may take up to 3 working days to reach you by mail.

Do I need to fast for my blood test?

Some tests may require fasting, while others do not. This varies depending on the specific blood test you choose. You can find fasting requirements and guidelines in the test description for each option on our website.

When will I receive my results?

The turnaround time for receiving your results varies depending on the specific test you select. We provide estimated processing times for each test on our website. Typically, results are delivered within a few business days after our lab receives your sample.

Are my test results confidential?

Absolutely, your privacy is of utmost importance. Your test results are kept confidential, and we take data security seriously. Only you will have access to your test results. You can learn more about our data protection measures in our privacy policy on our website.

Can I purchase multiple blood test kits at once?

Yes, you can order multiple blood test kits for different family members or individuals. Simply add the desired tests to your cart and adjust the quantity as needed during the checkout process. Each kit will be tailored to the selected test, and you can specify the recipient's details during the ordering process. If you have specific requirements or questions about ordering multiple kits, please feel free to reach out to our support team for assistance. Your convenience and satisfaction are our priorities.

Is it necessary to make an appointment for a blood test, or can I walk in?

For our Bolton clinic, appointments can be scheduled in advance, and walk-ins may be accommodated based on availability. However, for all other locations, we recommend scheduling an appointment online to ensure a smooth and efficient experience.

Are there any age restrictions for blood tests?

This will vary depending on the location you intend to book your appointment. Get in touch with the clinic to learn about their age restrictions.

What should I do if I miss my appointment for a blood test?

If you miss your scheduled appointment, we recommend rescheduling as soon as possible. You can do so through our website or by contacting our support team. Please note that appointment availability may vary and you may still be charged for your original appointment booking.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind about a blood test after ordering it?

Our refund policy is outlined on our website. Generally, if you wish to cancel or change a test, you should notify us as soon as possible. Refunds will be processed in accordance with our terms and conditions.

What payment methods do you accept for blood tests?

We accept various payment methods, including credit and debit cards. You can find a list of accepted payment options on our website during the checkout process. If you have specific payment-related questions, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Your convenience and satisfaction are our priorities.

Do I need a GP referral?

No. You can purchase a blood test and receive the test results without the need for a referral from your healthcare provider such as a GP.

What should I do with my test results?

We recommend keeping your results for your personal information, however, they can also be shared with your healthcare provider to keep on file, or for reviewing ongoing treatment.