Many conditions can be diagnosed and treated by discussing symptoms and examination alone. However, in some cases further investigations are necessary. These include:

• Blood tests
Microbiology (swabs etc)
Imaging / Radiology


Blood tests are the most commonest type of investigation and have a wide range of uses.  Blood tests can be used to:

  • assess your general health status
  • check for infections
  • assess how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are working
  • screen for certain genetic conditions

Most blood tests only take a few minutes to complete and can be arranged with a short appointment at Medcliniq.

You can read more about specific tests on Lad Tests Online UK blood test A-Z index.