Private blood tests / screening

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I'm looking for somewhere that does private blood tests / screening, a "well man" screen if you will. e.g. Cholesterol, blood counts, thyroid, liver / kidney function, etc.

Ideally it will be a simple results service as I don't want a consultation or analysis, and the results will be electronic preferably to an app, HealthVault or similar.

Bupa etc do health assessments but I don't want to pay for all the consultation and fluff, I just want data.

Are there any private GPs or clinics offering such services in the UK?


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    GPs will do some private tests.

    If you are after a 'Well Man' type assessment, why don't you go to your own Surgery?  These Private Clinics don't get a particularly good write up from the point of view of the Body Scans or whatever else they offer.  

    Pharmacies offer Cholesterol tests and will check your blood pressure but your GP's surgery is a good bet.

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    NHS GPs don't offer a suite of tests and they are not competively priced in my experience, and electronic results... no chance.

    I haven't seen a pharmacy offering lab based testing, they are mostly screening using kits which I can buy and do myself anyway.

    I found a couple of private GPs who offer more consumer focused services, but they are few and far between. I might have to resort to Bupa or Nuffield but I will end up paying for a lot of stuff I don't want.

    I know such service are more accesible in the States. Maybe I can tie in with a holiday if their are services avaiable in Europe?

    My ideal would be walk in to Boots (as an example), hand my blood over the counter and the results arive within say 72 hours electronically. No non-sense , no fuss.


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    Some further searching threw up this :

    This is the kind of thing I want but near oxford with digital results.

    Emis Moderator comment: I have removed the link as it was to a site unsuitable for inclusion in the forums. If you Google private blood tests oxford there are a variety of websites that return.

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