Iron, vitamin and mineral level tests at Spire Wellesley Hospital

Deficiencies can have a significant negative impact on your life.

A simple blood test can help to identify a lack of certain vitamins, minerals and iron in the blood. Having a deficiency can have a significant impact on your health.

A referral letter from a consultant or GP is required before booking any blood tests.

Why you might need it

The lack of certain vitamins and iron in your blood can have significant effects on your health. Symptoms you may be experiencing include a loss of appetite or taste, an intolerance to the cold, dandruff, hair loss, redness at the side of your nose or eyes, a yellowing of the skin on your face or upper body, brittle, upturned or flaking nails, and muscle wasting.

Or you may simply feel tired or off-colour, and want to get to the root of the cause of your symptoms.

A simple blood test can test whether you have deficiencies in vitamins and minerals including:

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Folate (folic acid)
  • All vitamin B types including vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C

How much does Iron, vitamin and mineral level tests cost at Spire Wellesley Hospital

We can't display a fee for this procedure just now. Please contact us for a quote.

Who will do it?

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.

Before your treatment

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.

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Preparing for your treatment

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.

The procedure

We understand that having a test can potentially be a time of anxiety and worry. Our experienced and caring medical staff will be there for you, holding your hand, every step of the way.

We conduct vitamin or mineral tests by taking a small blood sample for analysis in our laboratories.


We will contact you for a follow up appointment with the results of your test within 24 hours.

Once diagnosed, it may be possible to remedy a vitamin or mineral deficiency through the use of supplements and a change in your diet.

Why choose Spire?

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.

Important to note

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.

How to get to us

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.

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Wellesley Hospital.


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