[UPDATED APRIL 2022]
Update on availability
PLEASE READ THIS PAGE FIRST -
The ordering process is described here - Ordering Tests
- The most common tests that are ordered are listed below - these test pages can be viewed from the list below. Simply click on the links.
- These tests are only available to UK residents. The same is true for the TDL 'tiny' tests - as below.
- If you cannot find the test you wish to have, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (Helen ) or email@example.com (Rosie ) with all the test details you have and they will tell you if they can organise it for you.
- We use the following laboratories and so most tests from these providers can be arranged:
- This website works on trust. There are no disclaimers; that is to say that I trust you to use this site responsibly and you must trust my staff and me to give you the best possible service. Human error is always possible but we bear full responsibility for any advice or recommendations that we make to you, based on the information we receive.
- Please, make sure you have read the page When not to use this website
- Test prices may change from time to time without prior announcement and in line with the changes made by the laboratories performing the tests.
The Doctors Laboratory fingerprick tests
- An important aim of this website is to give people direct access to medical tests to help them to diagnose and manage their own problems.
- The Doctors Laboratory ('TDL') offer blood tests which can be can be done with a few drops of blood into a 'tiny' blood tube. Kits can be sent from the laboratory direct to patients for home testing so long as the result is received and interpreted by a doctor. With such small volumes only one test can be done on one specimen, but of course many tests can be done if the requisite number of 'tiny' samples are collected and sent off for analysis. The full range of tests available can be found at
Here is a 3 minute 39 second YouTube giving full instructions for taking blood for TDL:
It is appreciated that not all patients will be able to stand whilst collecting blood [as recommended in this YouTube] - the collection method works sitting or lying down.
- To order any one, or more, of these TDL 'tiny' tests requires a medical questionnaire which can be accessed at Medical Questionnaire. Copy and paste this to either firstname.lastname@example.org (Helen ) or email@example.com (Rosie ) so that the kits can be sent to you directly.
Placing an order
If you choose to correspond with my office by email, please, ensure that the email addresses of my secretaries are added to your "safe addresses" list. We have now had many cases of messages with attachments (my advice and your results) not reaching the recipient's Inbox. Around the time when your advice is due, you should also check your JUNK and SPAM folders, in case the message was diverted there.
- Out of courtesy, please inform your GP that you are having some tests done through this website.
- The ordering process is described here - Ordering Tests.
- The tests described on this website often require a doctor's or practitioner's referral. When you order a test through my website, I will refer you for that test. This means I will provide you with the test kit and the laboratory's request form (which will have my name on it as the "referring doctor"). Please, do not contact the laboratories directly for a test kit. All our labs ask for a referral from me, and also I get discounted prices on tests, and so you will save some money too!
What happens after you have sent the samples to the laboratory
- The test result(s) will come to me which will be sent on to you, and I will write to you with an interpretation of the result(s). The quality of the advice that I give will be much better if I have details of your health problems. This information will provide the context for my interpretation of the results. The way that you supply such information to me is by completing and returning a Medical Questionnaire - see also Ordering Tests for more information on how to do this. If you have chosen the test facility option, you do not need to submit a medical questionnaire, only a brief sentence to confirm established diagnosis.
- When I recommend a prescription only medication I will need to write a letter to your GP, the hope is that your GP will be able to help with that treatment. If this is not possible, then because I have voluntarily deregistered from the GMC, I will not be able to prescribe, but usually, my recommendations are not for prescription medications and can be done by the patient her/himself.
- If you have any questions about the ordering process or the availability of tests not listed on this website, then please send your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org (Helen ) or email@example.com (Rosie ).
Where to get bloods taken
You can access phlebotomy services:
Pages in category ‘Tests’
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