Bone Screen Blood Test
This blood test analyses the minerals, proteins and enzymes in your bones to help you understand the health and development of your bone structure. This can help identify your risk of various bone disorders. As you age, bones naturally weaken, which can have a negative impact on your health.
Please note that this blood test does not include urine analysis.
Why would I want a blood test for my bones?
Common reasons for this blood test are:
To determine the overall health of your bones, particularly as you age
To check for indications of conditions such as osetoporosis, Paget’s disease of bone and bone cancer
If your doctor has recommended it.
Your blood test
Our phlebotomy-trained professionals will take a blood sample from you. This sample will be analysed in the UK by our authorised partners, TDL. By booking this blood test, you agree for us to share your personal information with TDL in order to process your test. We’ll make sure you consent to this at your appointment too.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, we will send you the results and recommend that you share these with your GP or fertility provider.
It is not unusual for some bleeding to occur under the skin following your blood test and sometimes this can extend a little further around the puncture site. If this causes you concern, check with your practice nurse.
Sometimes we cannot get a blood sample from you. This can be for many reasons, such as not being hydrated enough, feeling cold or having another blood test recently. We will always offer you another appointment so we can try again.