We offer a blood test that can help assess your risk of heart disease by looking at contributing factors such as high levels of cholesterol. It involves just one blood sample taken by one of our experienced and dedicated nurses and analysed in our modern laboratories.
Assessing the risk of you having a heart attack should be part of any health assessment.
You might also wish to know whether you have heart valve disease and are at risk to encourage yourself to make healthier lifestyle choices. We offer a blood test that will analyse your cholesterol levels and the presence of C-reactive protein, both of which can affect the health of your heart. It will also test for diabetes.
You are more likely to be at risk of a heart attack if you are over 60, have high blood pressure, smoke and don't exercise regularly.
We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence, you'll be looked after by an experienced multi-disciplinary care team.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care.
All of our nurses are of the highest standard and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.
For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.
Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
A nurse will take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm.
The process will only take a minute or two and you'll be able to leave immediately. Some people do faint or feel as though they might faint during or straight after the test. If that affects you, our caring and dedicated staff will ensure you are alright before you leave.
If your Spire consultant requested the test he or she will have the results the same day. We'll arrange for you to see the consultant at a time convenient to you.
We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
A 10-minute taxi ride from Reading railway station, we provide medical care to patients in Berkshire and the Thames Valley.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Dunedin Hospital.