Blood Group Blood Test | Available in Birmingham, Cardiff, Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury

Knowing your blood type or blood group is important if you plan to travel, require a blood transfusion, or work in certain professions. Blood tests to determine your blood type are quick and simple with results available quickly.

Summerfield Healthcare is a private medical provider offering medical tests, services, and treatments in Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. All of our tests are carried out by trained and experienced medical staff who will put you at ease and answer any questions you might have about the tests. We know that your health and wellbeing are your primary concern, so we take every measure to help you understand and care for your health. Our appointment times are flexible and we can work around your schedule to make sure you receive the care you deserve.

You do not need a referral to use our blood group testing service.

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What are Blood Group Tests?

There are over 30 ways that blood is categorised, but the most important and widely used tests analyse your blood based on the ABO blood group system and the Rhesus factor. All blood types are A, B, or O and the rhesus factor classes your blood as either positive or negative. This means you will fall into one of eight categories, with some blood types being much rarer than others:

  • O- or O+
  • A- or A+
  • B- or B+
  • AB- or AB+

Knowing your blood type is especially important if you need a blood transfusion as the body will reject blood that doesn’t match its own. 

Blood group tests are also used regularly for:

  • Major surgery
  • Blood donation
  • Biometric data, including passports
  • Travel documents
  • Maternal compatibility (rhesus-factor)

Knowing your blood type can make handling emergencies and accidents a lot easier and transfusions can be set up a lot faster if you have the information already.

What happens during a blood group test?

During your consultation, we will take a brief medical history as well as give you an opportunity to raise any concerns or ask any questions you might have about the test. If your medical history warrants it, we might also recommend other tests or screens for your health, but there is no obligation for you to undergo any further testing.

If you are happy to proceed with your test, one of our clinicians will take a small sample of blood from the vein in your arm. In rare cases we might need to draw blood from another area such as your hand. A thin needle is used to take the sample and a cotton swab is then pressed against the needle site to prevent bleeding and minimise bruising. A plaster will be put over the site and you will be able to leave our clinic immediately after.

Your sample will be sent to the laboratory for testing and your results will be available shortly.

If you have a fear of needles or blood, please let our clinicians know so that they can help to put you at ease and make you feel comfortable. It is not unusual to feel faint while blood is being taken or immediately afterwards, so please let our staff know if you need to lie down.

Following your test you may have slight bruising or swelling around the needle site, but any pain or discomfort will go away within a few days. There should be no other side effects.

When will my results be available?

Results are usually available the following working day, but please be patient your sample will need time to reach the laboratory and be properly analysed. 

Results are sent electronically as an easy to read PDF. This format is secure and easily accessible on most devices. If you would prefer to receive physical results, we can post them to you with Royal Mail’s first class so that you will have them with you as soon as possible. Please let our staff know your preference when you make the booking.

How much does it cost?

Although we are a private healthcare provider, our priority is you and your health. That’s why we are committed to giving you excellent healthcare at affordable prices. 

Our blood group test costs £79 and this is carried out by our nurse team.

You do not need a referral to book a test but you can book a follow up private GP consultation if you would like to discuss your blood group results with one of our experienced GPs. (Please note this attracts a separate fee).

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Booking your blood group test is easy, book online, contact us on [email protected] or call our reception team on 0333 9000 010.

We offer blood group tests in so you can conveniently book around your location and schedule.

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Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:

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Paul Hatton

Paul Hatton is the Registered CQC Manager for Summerfield Healthcare. He is responsible the governance, overseeing of the clinical aspect and the development of new services.
Paul qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2000 from Staffordshire University having spent 7 years in The Royal Air Force.
Paul has worked for a number of NHS and Private Healthcare providers over the years and joined Summerfield Healthcare in 2015.

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General Practitioner / Medical Director | Birmingham, Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton

Dr Vivake Roddah is a GP with professional interests in Dermatology, Minor surgery and Occupational Medicine. He completed his GP training in the Oxford Deanery and has had the opportunity of working with patients from many different backgrounds.

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