Detect disease, infection or unbalanced nutrition early with VIDA Clinics blood tests.
Blood testing could help detect a wide variety of undiagnosed conditions. While many people are anxious about having their blood drawn usually due to an aversion to needles, it is important to recognise that having your blood drawn is a quick and easy process with minimal discomfort and the peace of mind the results can bring often make this more than worthwhile.
At VIDA Clinics, we offer a comprehensive range of blood testing services including but not limited to hormone panels, fertility testing, genetics and even sports performance. Whatever your needs, we’re with you every step of the way.
Get quicker results with VIDA Clinics rapid blood testing?
We offer a wide range of blood tests to assist with diagnosing a variety of conditions such as vitamin deficiencies, hormone levels or sexual reproductive issues, the results of a rapid blood test will be ready in as little as 20 minutes.
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Specifically, blood tests could help:
Evaluate how well your organs, such as the liver, kidneys, thyroid, and heart are working
Diagnose diseases and conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, anaemia (low iron)
Coronary heart disease
Find out whether you have risk factors for heart disease
Determine if you are getting the right amounts of vitamins and minerals
Check whether medicines you're taking are working
Assess how well your blood is clotting
Worried about needles?
Having your blood sample collected can be a daunting prospect for some who may suffer from anxiety. Rest assured, VIDA Clinics provide the highest standard of care, where your comfort and satisfaction are paramount.
At VIDA Clinics, we also offer some 'no needle' blood tests, meaning the test is performed using a quick and easy finger prick test. Click here if you would like to learn more about our rapid no needle blood tests.
Full blood count (FBC)
The full blood count (FBC) test is used to analyse the number of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in your blood. It is one of the most commonly performed blood tests and is a good indication of your general health.
It often detects signs of anaemia (iron deficiency), vitamin B12 deficiency, infection, inflammation or clotting problems.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance mostly created by the liver from the fatty foods in your diet and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. Unfortunately high levels of cholesterol can cause heart attack or stroke.
Blood glucose (sugar)
Blood glucose tests are used to diagnose and monitor diabetes by checking the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. There are a number of different types of blood glucose tests including: fasting glucose test, glucose tolerance test and HbA1C test. Your doctor can help explain which test is right for you.
Usually two samples are required for a blood culture test. The purpose of this test is to ascertain whether there is bacteria present in your blood.
Cancer blood test
Blood tests can help determine if you have cancer or are a high risk of getting it. Three common cancer's we test for are prostrate, ovarian and breast cancer.
Chromosome testing (karyotyping)
A chromosome test will detect genetic anomalies and is often used to determine the cause of repeating miscarriages.
A coagulation blood test will test the time it takes for you blood to coagulate (thicken). If it takes a long time for your blood to clot, it may be a sign of a bleeding disorder such as haemophilia or Von Willebrand disease.
C-reactive protein (CRP) test
A CRP test may sound complicated but CRP is an actual protein produced by the liver. A CPR test is helpful when diagnosing conditions that cause inflammation.
Minerals such as, sodium, potassium or chloride, occur naturally in our bodies and are called Electrolytes. They are vital for maintaining healthy water balance in our bodies.
An electrolyte test can detect changes in the level of these minerals and help to diagnose possible causes, including dehydration, diabetes or even unwanted side effects from medications you may be taking.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
ESR tests are very helpful in determining the possible cause of inflammation or infection. This test could help determine if you have arthritis, endocarditis or Crohn's disease.
Genetic testing can help to determine the chances that you may develop certain conditions, such as Huntington's disease or breast cancer.
A liver function test measures the levels of enzymes and proteins in your blood. This helps to determine if you liver is functioning well.
Particularly helpful diagnosing hepatitis, cirrhosis (liver damage), and alcohol-related diseases.
A thyroid function blood test can help to measure the levels of TSH, or thyroid-stimulating hormone in your system. If the levels registered are not within a normal range then you may be diagnosed with a underactive or overactive thyroid.
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