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Blood Tests

Blood tests are a quick and easy way to check your health through the levels of different substances in your blood. Our range of diagnostic blood tests can help our consultants with a diagnosis of a range of Cardiac Conditions. You can see the types of blood tests conducted below. If you have any queries or questions regarding any of these tests, you can get in touch by email, phone, or by filling a query form here.


Tests we offer

You can find a full list of the tests we offer here, and what they look at. For more information about costs of these investigations below, depending on how you wish to cover your care.

  • Full Blood Count - a test to check the number of cells in your blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets.

  • Urea & Electrolytes - a test to check the balance of minerals found in the body, such as sodium, potassium and chloride.

  • Lipid Profile - a test to measure the amount of fat molecules (lipids) in the blood stream such as HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

  • Liver Function - a test to measure the balance of proteins and enzymes produced by the liver to check its function.

  • Bone Profile - a test to help determine how the body's metabolic processes are affecting the skeleton and its strength.

  • Brain Natriuretic Peptide - a test to check the levels of BNP in the blood, which gives an indication to possible heart failure.

  • HbA1c - a test to measure the levels of glycated haemoglobin, which gives in indication of blood sugar levels.

  • Glucose - a test which measures levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood to screen for potential diabetes or pre-diabetes.

  • ACE Serum - a test to measure the level of angiotensin-converting enzyme which regulates blood pressure

  • Iron (inc. ferritin) - a test to measure iron levels in the blood, including ferritin which is a protein used for iron regulation.

  • Apolipoprotein - a test for the protein which binds lipids (fat molecules) to form lipoproteins

  • C-reactive protein - a test to help diagnose conditions that cause inflammation, CRP acts as an indicator of inflammation.

  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate - a test to check for infections and inflammation using the rate at which red blood cells fall.

  • TSH Plasma - a test to check the action of the thyroid function, and to test various hormones such as TSH and thyroxine.

  • D-Dimers - a test to measure for D-dimers which can give an indication of blood clotting disorders

  • Prothrombin Time - a test used to determine the time that blood takes to clot, which can indicate potential 

  • Troponin T - a test to measure the level of troponin t in your blood, which can help determine any heart muscle damage.

  • HIV - a test to assess the presence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the blood, or antibodies to the virus.

  • Hepatitis-B - a test to assess the presence of Hepatitis-B (Hep-B) in the blood, or antibodies to the virus.

  • Atypical Virology - a test to check for any viruses which are not presented in the blood stream normally. 

  • Anti-Heart Antibodies - a test to measure any signs of damage to the heart or of heart disease.

  • Magnesium - a test to measure magnesium levels in the blood which can help determine proper kidney & intestine function

How to be referred

GP or Other Healthcare Professional:

If your GP or other healthcare professional wishes to refer you to us, they can do this by sending us a referral letter or by using our Diagnostic referral form here. The completed referral form or letter should be sent securely to so that we can offer you an appointment.

Please indicate to your doctor if you will be funding this care yourself or if you wish to utilise any Private Health Insurance. Please read below for more information.


Self Referral:

If you wish to have an appointment for a diagnostic test but you have not been referred by your GP or someone else, you can get in touch and refer yourself to us using the Patient Self Referral form here or simply by contacting a member of our team.

If you have any symptoms, past diagnoses, family history or other information that you wish to tell us about, please fill this in as it will help us to arrange the best possible appointment for you. If you wish to use private health insurance to cover the costs of your care, your insurer may not cover your care unless you are referred by a healthcare professional, and so it is advised to confirm this with your insurance provider prior to referring yourself.

Covering your care

Heartsure offers some of the most competitive prices for the area. Please read below about the options of cover that you have available either through health insurance or funding your own care, and the costs associated.

Private Health Insurance:

Heartsure accepts patients from all major UK insurance companies. If you are wishing to use your health insurance policy to cover the cost of your diagnostic tests at Heartsure, please check with your policy to ensure you are covered. Alternatively you can contact your insurance company for more information. A list of all insurance companies that we are registered with can be found here

If you cannot find your insurance provider on the list above, please contact us. Please note, failure to confirm your care with your insurance company and obtaining an authorisation code could result in the costs of any appointments not being covered. In these circumstances, it remains your responsibility to make payments for any appointments or services that have been completed. For more information, please go to our Private Health Insurance page which you can find here.

Self Funding:

Heartsure makes it easy for you to pay for any services that you have undertaken. We offer the following payment methods: 


• Card - we accept all major card providers and are able to take card payments at the clinic if you wish.

• Bank Transfer - all of our bank details are provided on our invoices. If you require any further information, please contact us.


• Online payments - we are able to facilitate easy online payments through iZettle. We will attach a payment link to each invoice, and you are welcome to use this as a safe and secure way to pay


If you wish to self-fund your care, or someone is covering your care for you, you/they must complete our 'Fees and Insurance' form to confirm a commitment to pay the full fees. Our fee schedule can be found here, which should be used only if you are 'self-funding'. For more information about Self-Funding, please find our Self-Funding page which can be found here. For those patients who have health insurance, please see the information above.

More information:

For more information about Blood Tests, you can find a detailed guide and some examples of common Blood Tests here.

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