Full Blood Count (FBC) Blood Test
A Full Blood Count is a way to look at the health of your blood cells, by looking at the size, shape and volume of the platelets in your blood. Platelets are what causes blood to clot.
Common reasons for this blood test are:
- To check for anaemia
- To check for infection or inflammation in your white blood cells
- To check for abnormalities in your blood
- To check the health of your blood if you have a family history of blood disorders.
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.