Knowing which of the four blood groups you are in is important in certain professions, when travelling and if you ever require a blood transfusion. A simple test will help to identify your blood type.
There are four basic groups of blood types - A, B, AB and O. Each of these will be either positive or negative.
If you require a blood transfusion your clinicians will need to know which of these groups you are. Having that information is useful for travellers and some professionals.
We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence, you'll be looked after by an experienced multi-disciplinary care team.
At Spire Wellesley Hospital in Southend, Essex, we undertake blood type or group tests in a clean and safe private hospital environment to patients of Southend, Basildon, Chelmsford and the surrounding areas whether they're insured or paying for private treatment.
Those wishing to pay for one off private treatment can agree a fixed inclusive package price in advance with our self-pay treatment advisers. To book an appointment call us now on 01702 447 926.
Spire Wellesley Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.
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, 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.
The test results will be sent to your Spire consultant or NHS GP or consultant.
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.
Southend is only 20 miles from the M25 and Spire Wellesley Hospital is a couple of miles from the town centre, just off the A127. We are a short taxi ride from the train station, which has a fast and regular connection to London Liverpool Street.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Wellesley Hospital.