Blood Tests & Swabs

Below is a list of some of the private tests we offer. If you cannot find the test you require on the list below, simply send us an email with the name of the test you need and we will get back to you within 24 hours to confirm.

Please note, unless you are a patient with one of our consultants an additional fee of £50.00 will be added to your appointment – for more information please call us on 01483 454016.

Please note that we do not offer any blood tests to anyone under the age of 16.

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) – £49

  • Group B strep (GBS) is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborn babies in the UK
  • Babies are often exposed to GBS shortly before or during birth. Complications arising from neonatal GBS infection are serious and include septicaemia, pneumonia, meningitis, visual and auditory problems
  • As of yet the NHS do not regularly screen for this unless you are deemed high risk
  • The procedure involves a swab of the vagina and rectum and we recommend you have the test around 35 weeks of pregnancy
  • More information and support can be found at: gbss.org.uk

Chlamydia – £43

  • For women, yearly screening is recommended if you are sexually active and younger than age 25 or 25+ and at increased risk for this sexually transmitted disease (STD)
  • We can offer the following:
    • Chlamydia (Urine) – £43
    • Chlamydia (swab) – £43

Cortisol Level – £76

  • A Cortisol level test uses a blood sample to measure the level of Cortisol present in your blood
  • Cortisol is a steroid hormone released by the adrenal glands which sit on top of your kidneys.

Chromium – £77

  • Chromium is a mineral that affects insulin, carbohydrate, fat, and protein levels in the body.

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) – £49

  • C-reactive protein (CRP) is a blood test marker for inflammation in the body. CRP is produced in the liver and its level is measured by testing the blood.

CA125 Ovarian Tumour Marker – £103

  • CA125 is known as a tumour marker for ovarian cancer
  • A tumour marker is a chemical given off by cancer cells that circulates in the bloodstream
  • Women with ovarian cancer tend to have higher levels of CA125 in their blood than women who do not have ovarian cancer
  • This test is usually in conjunction with a transvaginal ultrasound.

CA153 Breast Tumour Marker – £103

  • CA15-3 (Cancer Antigen 15-3) is a tumour marker used to monitor certain cancers, especially breast cancer
  • It is found on the surface of many types of cancer cells and shed into the blood stream.

CEA – £72

  • CEA stands for carcinoembryonic antigen
  • CEA is a substance found on the surface of some cells. It is a type of glycoprotein produced by cells of the gastrointestinal tract during embryonic development
  • It is produced in very small amounts after birth
  • The level of CEA in the bloodstream is thus relatively low unless certain diseases – including certain forms of cancer – are present.

Full Blood Count (FBC) – £49

  • FBC is a very common test. Doctors use this to check a person’s general health as well as screening for specific conditions, such as anaemia
  • The number of red cells, white cells and platelets in the blood are checked.

Progesterone Test – £49

  • Progesterone is a hormone made by a woman’s ovaries. This test measures the level of progesterone in the blood. Progesterone plays an important role in pregnancy and helps make the uterus ready to support a fertilised egg.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Test – £49

  • This measures the level of hCG present in a sample of  blood
  • hCG is produced during pregnancy
  • This is used to test if a woman is pregnant and to check if their body is producing the right level or pregnancy hormone.
  • Same day results if appointment booked for before 11 am. (pls note there is a slight premium charged for same day results)

Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) – £199

  • The glucose tolerance test is a test in which glucose is given and blood samples taken afterwards to determine how quickly it is cleared from the blood
  • The test is usually used to test for diabetes, insulin resistance, impaired beta cell function, and sometimes reactive hypoglycemia and acromegaly, or rarer disorders of carbohydrate metabolism
  • In the most commonly performed version of the test, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), a standard dose of glucose is ingested by mouth and blood levels are checked two hours later

Hormone Profile – £284

  • The Surrey Park Clinic offers a unique hormone profile to evaluate overall balance of the female hormones. The test measures the following levels:
    • Luteinising Hormone (LH): stimulates the ovaries to produce and release eggs and the production of progesterone.
    • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): normal levels help control the menstrual cycle and the production of eggs by the ovaries.
    • Oestradiol: just one of the oestrogens in the body and helps protect against osteoporosis, reduces risk of heart disease and has beneficial effects on lowering cholesterol.
    • Prolactin: abnormal levels can indicate problems with the thyroid.
    • Testosterone: the female needs adequate testosterone levels for body and muscle tone. High levels maybe an indicator of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
    • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG): used to investigate excess production of testosterone.

Mini Hormone Profile – £189

The mini hormone profile test includes the following:

  • Lutenising Hormone (LH).
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH).
  • E2.
  • Testosterone.

Lipid Profile – £49 – (fasting required)

  • Cardiovascular disease means disease of the heart, such as a heart attack, or of the arteries, such as strokes
  • These conditions are partly due to laying down of excess cholesterol in the artery walls (known as atherosclerosis, or “furring up of the arteries”)
  • The balance of different cholesterol fractions measured as part of the lipid profile (e.g. “bad” non-HDL-C vs “good” HDL-C) can influence how fast and extensive this process is. Therefore, the commonest reason to measure a person’s lipid profile is to help estimate their risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the future. This then helps with decisions about lifestyle changes and medical treatments to reduce future risk.

Iron Studies – £233

  • Iron studies are often ordered in the setting of suspected cases of iron deficiency or iron overload.
  • Assessment of iron stores is helpful in the patient who presents with non specific symptoms of lethargy.

Liver Function Test (LFT) – £49

Liver function tests are groups of blood tests that give information about the state of a patient’s liver.

Kidney Function Test (KFT) – £49

Your kidneys play several vital roles in maintaining your health. One of their most important jobs is to filter waste materials from the blood and expel them from the body as urine. The kidneys also help control the levels of water and various essential minerals in the body. In addition, they’re critical to the production of:

  • Vitamin D.
  • Red blood cells.
  • Hormones that regulate blood pressure

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone – £49

  • Your doctor requests this test if you show symptoms of a thyroid disorder.
  • Common symptoms of Hyperthyroidism include: heat intolerance, weight loss, rapid heartbeat, nervousness, insomnia, and breathlessness.
  • Common symptoms of Hypothyroidism include fatigue, weakness, weight gain, slow heart rate, and cold intolerance.

Full Thyroid Function – £182

The usual blood tests done for thyroid function are TSH, T4 and sometimes T3.