Lab testing

I have access to a number of world-class laboratories through which I can arrange specific tests when appropriate. Many of these are rarely available on the NHS, even though they are all part of orthodox medical science. There are many benefits to undertaking private laboratory testing:

  • Get the tests you want. You do not need to seek your GPs approval
  • No waiting. There are no NHS queues.
  • Your results are private – they don’t appear on your NHS records and you are not obliged to share them but if you wish to your doctors will recognise their validity

Some laboratories will send a test kit directly to the patient such that the sample required can be sent straight back to the lab in the specialist packaging provided. Examples are urine, stool, hair or saliva. Blood samples can be taken here at Rosemary Cottage Clinic as I am a trained in venipuncture and have a centrifuge for samples needing serum separation.

I have a good working relationship with my labs and have direct phone access to their biochemists who can provide me with their insights into the significance of any unusual results. I also attend the CPD lectures provided by certain labs and researchers ensuring that I keep abreast of progress in the field of sample analysis and clinical value. New and better testing methods of all sorts are being developed, some of which have revolutionised the accuracy and honing of treatment.

Please click on the articles below about the value of some of the tests that I find particularly relevant in my practice, and why.

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  • City Assays logo

CORONAVIRUS — The Clinic is open as normal.

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Coronavirus update: Clinic is now fully open:

Rosemary Cottage Clinic is open for new and existing patients.
For concerned, vulnerable or self-isolating patients, consultations can be carried out by phone or Skype.

NEW: Covid-19 antibody test: £92

I am now able to offer antibody testing which can establish whether you have had the SARS-CoV-2 virus already.

The lab test is very reliable and carried out by the largest UK lab (The Doctor’s Laboratory)

The cost includes having your blood taken at the clinic, centrifuged and then sent to the laboratory and all consumables and postage.

Results are usually returned within two working days.


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