Anaemia Test
  • Product Description
  • How it works
  • FAQs

Product Description

Anaemia Test

What is an Anaemia Test?

This test can help to identify anaemia: a condition which affects the red blood cells, disrupting normal levels of haemoglobin. Anaemia can occur when there are fewer blood cells than normal, or the individual red blood cells have lower than normal levels of haemoglobin.

Why consider an Anaemia Test?

A healthy blood profile is important for overall health and wellness.

Common symptoms of anaemia include:

  • Tiredness
  • Lethargy
  • Dizziness
  • Breathlessness
  • Feeling faint
  • Pale skin

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or you are concerned that you may have anaemia, you should consider this test.

How does this test work?

Our Anaemia Test requires nurse to collect your blood sample. Once your nurse has collected your sample, simply return it for analysis to our accredited UK laboratory using the pre-paid envelope provided in your kit.

What tests will you run on my sample?

This comprehensive test will assess the following:

  • Iron. This test measures your iron levels. Iron is an essential nutrient which is required to assist in the production of red blood cells and carrying oxygen around the body.
  • Ferritin. This test measures the amount of iron stored in the body and can be used to diagnose anaemia or iron overload.
  • Folic acid test. This test measures the amount of folic acid (vitamin B9) in the blood, which is essential for the production of healthy red blood cells.
  • Vitamin B12. Essential for red blood cell formation.
  • Full blood count (FBC) with a 5-part differential. This test checks the levels of all your different blood cells to identify any abnormalities.
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). This measures the rate at which blood cells settle in a tube. Faster rates can indicate inflammatory problems.

When will my test kit arrive?

If you order your Anaemia Test between Monday and Friday, before 4pm, your kit will be dispatched on the same day by first class post. If you would prefer a tracked and guaranteed delivery service, please select special delivery at check out.

How will I receive my test results?

The results of your Anaemia Test will be ready within two working days after your sample has arrived at our certified laboratory. You can access your results online by logging into your secure patient area on our website. As soon as your results are ready to view, our Patient Services team will notify you.

What should I do with my results?

If your test reveals any abnormal levels, you should see a doctor about the results. Medication can be prescribed or a change in diet may be necessary. Better2Know can arrange private consultations throughout the UK with our network of highly skilled doctors. You can also take your results to your own GP if you prefer.

How can I order my test?

You can order your Anaemia Test online now by selecting the ‘Add to Basket’ button and following the steps. To speak to an advisor and buy this test over the phone, call Better2Know on the number above. A member of our Patient Services team will be more than happy to answer your questions and process your order.

Better2Know provides a wide range of health tests and screens throughout the UK. Our welcoming and experienced team are available 24/7 for your convenience.

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.