Diagnostic Medicine

Diagnostic Medicine

Sometimes it isn’t straighforward to make a diagnosis by just listening to your story and examining you. Blood tests are therefore often an important component of any clinical consultation. The clinic offers a comprehensive service of identifying the appropriate biochemical investigations for you on the basis of your personal circumstances and on review of your medical details. We provide you with a written report of you results with explanatory notes. Common enquiries include requests for analysis of Vitamins, particularly vitamin D, hormone profiles and cholesterol testing.

The clinic does not recommend having tests done without discussion with an appropriate health professional and will only arrange for most testing once you have been reviewed by Dr Datta. In our experience, carrying out tests without professional input results in unnecessary anxiety and sometimes inappropriate medication recommendations.

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All testing is carried out in laboratories accredited by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation UK Ltd, including Spire Healthcare Laboratories and at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Not all private providers use accredited laboratories, which is an approach which we do not recommend.