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Get results fast with VIDA Clinics rapid blood testing

If you need fast results, simply book an appointment with one of our clinics today. Once you arrive at the clinic, a small sample of your blood will be taken by one of our experienced practitioners and you will receive the results of your blood test in as little as 20 minutes. Here at VIDA Clinics, we offer a wide range of blood test options to assist with diagnosing a wide variety of conditions such as vitamin deficiencies, hormone levels or sexual reproductive issues.

We also offer some treatments as 'no needle' blood tests, which are beneficial for those suffering from needle phobias.

Treatments offered by VIDA Clinics
Blood Sugar (HbA1c)

What is a HbA1C test?

A haemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) test is a blood test designed to discover what your average blood sugar (Glucose) level has been within the previous two or three month period.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

This type of blood test is used to detect any symptoms of diabetes or those at risk of developing it.

 

Understanding the test results.

High blood sugar levels can be a sign of an underlying health condition such as diabetes, which can cause serious health problems including but not limited to; heart problems, kidney disease or neuropathy (nerve damage). Early detection can be key to implementing lifestyle changes to diet and exercise that can improve your health significantly.

Thyroid (TSH)

What is a TSH test?

TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone, is a blood test that aims to measures hormone levels.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

A TSH test can be helpful if you are displaying symptoms of an underactive or overactive thyroid. In addition, this test could be performed alongside additional blood work to investigate and inform a thyroid cancer diagnosis.

 

Understanding the test results.

If your TSH levels are too high or too low this could be an indication that you are suffering from a thyroid problem.

Thyroid (TT3)

What is a TT3 test?

A TT3 test measures the amount of triiodothyronine in your blood, a hormone produced by the thyroid gland in the neck that plays an important role in regulating the bodies weight, temperature, and energy usage.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

This is a test performed if you have been displaying symptoms of hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid.

 

Understanding the test results.

Abnormal results may indicate an underlying problem with your thyroid that will require further investigation.

Thyroid (TT4)

What is a TT4 test?

TT4 is a thyroxine blood test, which can assist in diagnosing problem with your body’s thyroid gland.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

This is a test performed if you have been displaying symptoms of hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid or hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid or if you have a condition which affects your pituitary gland.

 

Understanding the test results.

Abnormal results may indicate an underlying problem with your thyroid that will require further investigation.

Sexual Function / Development (LH)

What is a LH test?

An LH test is a test which measures the amount of luteinizing hormone in your blood. This hormone is produced by the pituitary gland located at the base of the brain and has an important role to play in the body’s sexual development.

This test is often performed in conjunction with an FSH blood test.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

The benefits of this test are dependent on your biological sex or age. For women, this test can be helpful to identify ovulation timing, issues relating to the menstrual cycle or diagnose menopause. For men, this test can discover low sperm counts, or explain low sex drive. For children, those who display symptoms of the delayed onset of puberty.

 

Understanding the test results.

Levels of LH that are found to be too high or low can cause a variety of problems. Depending on your biological sex or age this could indicate problems with infertility, menstruation, sex drive or delayed puberty.

Sexual Function / Development (FSH)

What is a FSH test?

FSH, is a follicle-stimulating hormone made by the body’s pituitary gland. This hormone has an important role to play in sexual development. This test is often performed in conjunction with an LH blood test.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

The benefits of this test are dependent on your biological sex or age. For women, this test can be helpful to identify ovulation timing, issues relating to the menstrual cycle or diagnose menopause. For men, this test can discover low sperm counts, or explain low sex drive. For children, those who display symptoms of the delayed onset of puberty.

Understanding the test results.

 

Levels of LH that are found to be too high or low can cause a variety of problems. Depending on your biological sex or age this could indicate problems with infertility, menstruation, sex drive or delayed puberty.

Sexual Function / Development (PRL)

What is a PRL test?

A PRL blood test can measure the level of prolactin in your blood. This is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland. In women, prolactin stimulates the growth of breast tissue or milk production. For men this affects their sex drive of function.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

This test is often used to diagnose prolactinoma, a pituitary tumour. It can also be beneficial for women with menstrual issues or men with a low sex drive.

 

Understanding the test results.

While prolactin levels are normally high for pregnant women, they should be low in women who are not pregnant. An abnormally high level could cause a variety of symptoms such as, milk production, headaches, problem with your vision.

Progesterone

What is a Progesterone test?

A progesterone blood test aims to assess the levels of progesterone in the blood. Progesterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries that has an important role to play in the female reproductive process.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

Women who experienced problems conceiving or had problems with previous pregnancies.

 

Understanding the test results.

This hormone test can help to diagnose problems with reproduction. Low levels are often responsible for female infertility or complications during pregnancy such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or ovarian cancer.

Reproductive health (AMH)

What is a AMH test?

An AMH test, checks the level of anti-müllerian hormone in the blood. Both men and women produce the hormone, it is an important hormone for reproductive health.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

For women, AMH blood testing can be beneficial to identify how many eggs are in your ovaries which helps to assist with planning pregnancy. For older females, this test can help diagnose the menopause. It can also be used to aid the diagnosis of conditions such as; polycystic ovary syndrome or ovarian cancer.

 

Understanding the test results.

Your ideal level of AMH will depend upon your sex and age. For women, low levels result in decreased production of eggs from the ovaries which could result in problems getting pregnant.

Pregnancy hormones (B-HCG)

What is a B-HCG test?

B-HCG is a human chorionic gonadotropin blood test, which measures the levels of a hormone produced during pregnancy.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

B-HCG is a hormone present in the blood and urine of pregnant women. It is useful for determining the age of the unborn foetus as well as detecting various abnormal conditions like, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, or Down syndrome.

 

Understanding the test results.

The levels of B-HCG can help determine the age of an unborn foetus.

Heart health (NT-proBNP)

What is a NT-proBNP test?

A NT-proBNP blood test, test for Natriuretic peptides are substances made by the heart.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

A NT-proBNP blood test can help to determine if someone is suffering  from heart failure or to assess the severity of the condition or inform a treatment plan.

 

Understanding the test results.

If you are found to have high levels of NT-proBNP in your blood, it can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively around the body, which can lead to congestive heart failure.

Bacterial Infection (PCT/CRP)

What is a Procalcitonin test?

A procalcitonin blood test checks the level of procalcitonin in the blood.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

This blood test will most likely be used if you are seriously unwell and need rapid results to inform your treatment. It will determine if your condition is because of bacterial infection.

 

Understanding the test results.

High levels of procalcitonin in the blood stream could indicate a serious bacterial infection or sepsis.

Immune System (CCP)

What is a CCP test?

CCP stands for cyclic citrullinated peptide, an autoantibody. An antibody has an important role to play in the body’s immune system, fighting viruses or diseases but autoantibodies like CCP can harm the body attacking healthy tissue.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

If you have been suffering from the symptoms of Rheumatoid arthritis then this test could help detect the presence of CCP autoantibodies in the bloodstream that may confirm this diagnosis.

 

Understanding the test results.

A CCP blood test can be useful to detect autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

Vitamin D (25-OH-VD)

What is a 25-OH-VD test?

The body transforms the vitamin D we consume in food or are exposed to in sunlight, into a substance called 25-OH-VD. A 25-OH-VD blood test measures the amount of vitamin D in the blood.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

This test could be beneficial for those suffering from Osteomalacia (soft bones), Osteomalacia (low bone density) or rickets. It may also help those who suffer from a condition that can inhibit the absorption of vitamin D such as, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or celiac disease.   

 

Understanding the test results.

A 23-OH-VD blood test can help to determine if your vitamin D levels are too low and inform a treatment plan to boost your levels.

Iron (Ferritin)

What is a Ferritin test?

A Ferritin blood test is used to check the levels of Ferritin. Ferritin is a protein responsible for storing iron in your body.  

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

If you are suffering from the symptoms of an abnormal iron level, then a Ferritin blood test could help diagnose your current level. It is particularly helpful if you suffer from a chronic condition that affects your iron levels like kidney disease, autoimmune diseases of cancers.

 

Understanding the test results.

Too much or too little iron stored in the body can have serious health consequences, so it is important to check your current level so your doctor can advise on an appropriate treatment plan to restore healthy levels.

COVID-19 (IgG/IgM)

What is a COVID-19 (igG/IgM) test?

This rapid covid blood test can detect the presence of covid antibodies in the blood.

 

Who could benefit from this type of blood test?

A covid antibody test can confirm the presence of covid19 antibodies, which can suggest past infections or vaccination.

 

Understanding the test results.

A positive test will confirm the presence of covid-19 antibodies in the blood and indicate a previous infection.

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Worried about needles?

VIDA Clinics offer needle free blood tests. This means, a blood sample can be taken from a finger prick. The process is quick and easy to do, helping those who suffer from anxieties or severe needle phobias to get the results they need, fast.

The following tests are available needle free:

  • HbA1C, TSH, B-HCG, PCT/CRP, Ferritin, COVID

Any Questions?

Simply book a consultation at one of our locations below and we can can address any concerns you may have, to help advise you on the best course of treatment for your individual needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our Locations
VIDA Woodside

1 Pacific Road

Wirral

Merseyside

CH41 1LJ

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VIDA South Road

18 South Road

Waterloo

Liverpool

L22 5PQ

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VIDA Birchwood
Venturi Cardiology

720 Birchwood Boulevard

Birchwood

WA3 7QY

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VIDA Chester
Total Fitness

53 Liverpool Rd

Chester

CH2 1AQ

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