Endocrinology tests and profiles

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Endocrinology is the field of hormone-related diseases. An endocrinologist treats and diagnoses hormone problems and any complications that arise from them.

Hormones regulate metabolism, appetite, energy balance, mood, blood pressure, bowel function, bone health, growth and reproduction. An imbalance of hormones can often be a factor in the time it takes to recover from stress or injury.

At Virgin Care Private – we understand how important it is to have the answers, we offer testing for a wide range of conditions and diseases, with our consultants and doctors on hand to provide advice to help you live life better.

We’re here for:

  • Complex Thyroid
  • Thyroid test
  • Diabetes (HbA1c)
  • Oral glucose tolerance tests
  • Random Blood Sugar

Complex Thyroid – £140

Thyroid blood tests evaluate the function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces hormones (chemicals that travel through the blood) and regulates metabolism. Thyroid antibodies e.g. TPO help to diagnose autoimmune thyroid disease.

Thyroid test - £58

The thyroid is a gland that produces hormones to keep our body running smoothly. If there is an imbalance in their hormones, this can cause non-specific symptoms such as weight gain/loss, low mood/anxiety, diarrhoea/constipation. Our blood test can measure the level of the hormones and our Doctors will be happy to discuss the results with you.

Diabetes (HbA1c) - £41

A diabetes blood test (HbA1c) checks your blood sugar levels for signs of diabetes. We can carry out a test at any time, whether you’ve eaten recently or not, or we may get you to do a fasting blood sugar test to check for prediabetes as well as diabetes. If you take certain medication, like insulin, checking your blood sugars is vital when living with diabetes. Monitoring can help you understand your condition, helping you identify patterns, when you need to take more medication and when you should eat. It will let you know when your blood sugar levels might be getting too low or too high.

Oral glucose tolerance tests - £119

If your fasting blood sugar reading comes back OK, but you have a higher risk of developing diabetes, we will arrange a glucose tolerance test to see what happens to your blood sugars as you eat. An oral glucose tolerance test involves an overnight fast and a blood sugar check, but we’ll then give you a sugary liquid to drink and repeatedly monitor your blood sugar levels over the next two hours to see how your body absorbs the glucose. We also use the glucose tolerance test during pregnancy, to check for gestational diabetes.

Random Blood Sugar - £21

A random glucose test checks the amount of glucose in the blood. As it is a random test, influenced by immediate conditions, the only really significant results are those which are very high or very low. It is used by patients with known diabetes to assess their response to treatment. For a diagnosis of diabetes, the ‘gold standard’ is Hba1c, although fasting glucose can also be used and is more appropriate in certain patients.
A fasting glucose test checks the amount of glucose in the blood after a fast of 8 hours. The result can help diagnose diabetes or pre-diabetes. Your doctor will explain the results to you in detail.

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All our blood tests can be performed in a £35 phlebotomy appointment, however, we recommend that you have a full GP consultation with one of our doctors if you are having additional tests. 

From booking your tests with us, to receiving your results with one of our doctors, we’ll look after you through the whole process.

1. To book in just call us on 0300 247 0121. You pay when you check out for the majority of our tests

2. Once you’ve booked in, we’ll then text you a reminder of the time and date you should arrive and who you’ll be seeing

3. We’ll ask you to arrive a little early and you’ll be looked after by one of our brilliant team

4. You can arrange a follow-up consultation with us at check out

We hold ourselves to the very highest standards of confidentiality. Everything we talk about will be confidential.

Booking is simple and there is no need to obtain a referral.

If you'd like to book an appointment or make an enquiry, please give us a call on 0300 247 0121.


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We’ll text you a reminder of the time and date you should arrive at one of our friendly clinics

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We hold ourselves to the very highest standards of confidentiality. Everything we talk about will be confidential. We won’t share anything with your NHS doctor unless you ask us to.