Phlebotomy services are also known as venipuncture when blood is drawn from the vein in order for the samples to be used by a laboratory for a range of tests which may have been requested by your CAM therapist, GP or other healthcare provider. Blood can be collected via venipuncture, finger pricks, or in the case of infants, heel pricks.
Our Phlebotomists offer this service for:
- If you would like us to recommend various testing for a range of health concerns.
- If you have a private blood test and require a blood draw for health screening
due to your GP practice being unable to perform blood tests. Should you need to refer a patient to a qualified phlebotomist, get in touch today.
- Blood tests for Lyme disease and co-infections. Our Napiers Lyme Clinic works closely with Armin Labs in Germany.
If you are nervous about having your blood taken for any reason, we will reassure you and put you at ease before we begin the blood draw.
Blood tests are used to diagnose and detect the following common ailments:
• Thyroid problems
• Lyme disease and co-infections
• Female health and menopausal changes
• Male hormonal health
• Health screenings for athletes and sportspeople
• Nutrient testing
• Food intolerance testing, including gluten and lactose intolerance
• Airborne allergens or inhalants, such as hayfever, asthma, eczema, and skin rashes
This means that you do not need to be receiving treatment from your GP to receive a blood test, especially if you are seeking to manage your own health, wellness, and lifestyle.
We always strongly advise you to have a consultation rather than self-prescribing, because it allows us to find the course of treatment(s) that are right for you after your blood test. If you’ve spotted symptoms you’re concerned about but your GP won’t (or can’t) perform a blood test, book your consultation with one of our phlebotomists today.
It is important that you are very well hydrated before your appointment. Please drink plenty of water one day prior to, and on the morning of your appointment.
Children can be seen from 8 years old and upwards.
Charges may vary dependent on practitioner.
Collection of bloods
Once your samples have been taken, you can arrange to have your bloods collected by courier. When arranging for a courier service, please consider a collection time with your appointment length (and any time necessary to centrifuge bloods taken) in mind. See below for a list of recommended couriers.
FedEx - http://www.fedex.com/us/packaging/guides/Clinical_fxcom.pdf
PDP - http://www.pdpcouriers.com/services/biological-samples
TNT - https://www.tnt.com/express/en_gb/site/how-to/ship-healthcare/blood-transportation.html
Have any questions about Phlebotomy?
Please contact your preferred practitioner directly for more information on costs, suitability, and how to book.