Sample Collection Options for this Full Blood Count (FBC / CBC Blood Test) Test.
What is an FBC or CBC blood test?
Why get a Full Blood Count blood test?
White Blood Cell Count
- The WBC (white blood cell) count is a common test within a health assessment and is a measure of your body's ability to fight infection.
- A normal WBC level can be interpreted as a sign that the first line of defence against invasion by bacteria or other disease-causing organisms is intact and functioning.Moderately elevated white cell counts are a sign of acute infection, while very high counts of abnormal white cells are encountered with leukaemia (a relatively rare form of blood cancer).
Red Blood Cell Count
- The RBC (red blood cell) count is the number of red blood cells present. It can vary considerably, and a marginally low or high health screening reading may not imply a problem.
- Significantly reduced numbers within any health check can be associated with anaemia (a deficiency in red cell production, or excessive loss of blood), and very high numbers are seen in polycythaemia (a condition which can be caused by smoking, living at altitude or just because the bone marrow makes too many red cells).
There's a reason that over 30% of Blue Horizon Kit requests are from patients that have used us before.
Blue Horizon Blood Test Reviews
Extremely efficient service from beginning to end. Procedure carried out quickly and efficiently. Results were very swift. Will be using again.UK
Impressed with speed of despatch after ordering. Kit and instructions very easy to understand and follow. Posted back to lab Monday morning, results received Wednesday morning, Thanks, may well be back soon.UK
As always, a superb service by all the BH team. Fast, efficient but very thoughtfuland caring of medical conditions, and associated patient mindset.. highly reccomended .cgUK
Utterly patient, kind and helpful, kit arrived next day, as did my results. 5 stars well-deserved.UK
Great service and product. The turn around is brilliant (mostly - there was a glitch during the early part of the Covid pandemic, but that seems to be resolved now). Tests are recognised by the medical profession so I am able to use the results to get the treatment I need without further tests.UK
I had various questions which they answered via email/webchat and the timing of getting a kit, sending it back and getting the results was good.UK
This Blood Test can be taken at Home
This home blood test is available for fingerprick (microtainer) OR Phlebotomy (venous vacutainer) collection using one of our many phlebotomy options across the UK. You can even choose to arrange your own health professional to collect the sample.
If you're unsure about how to access this test or how the procedure works please watch this short video.