A general health blood test could be the most unusual but valuable Christmas gift you’ve ever given!
It’s frustrating trying to buy presents for a loved one who always says they have everything they need. However, there is a new gift idea trending this Christmas that could be a lot more valuable than socks, bath sets, perfumed candles or aftershave. A general health profile blood test gives a remarkable, in-depth look at everything from bone health and iron levels to cholesterol levels and diabetes risk.
Dr Avinash Hari Narayanan (MBChB), Clinical Lead at London Medical Laboratory, (LML) says: ‘It’s taken us by surprise that people are buying general health blood tests for friends and family, rather than for themselves, this Christmas. However, in many ways, it is the gift that keeps on giving. If someone really does have everything they want, a general health blood test can help ensure they enjoy those things for years to come.
‘Unwrapping a blood testing kit may raise eyebrows this Christmas, but the more we thought about why people were buying them for others, the more it made sense. A general health home blood test provides a comprehensive check of liver and kidney function, bone health, iron levels, diabetes (HbA1c) and a full cholesterol profile. The person who receives the test will be able to proactively manage their health and identify or monitor many underlying or pre-existing conditions.
‘Of course, some people may be reluctant to take such a test because they are afraid of what they might discover. Test anxiety is natural, but it is important to note the tangible benefit of getting a diagnosis early. What better time than the New Year to bolster resolutions to improve health?
‘Our tests have become an unexpected Christmas hit so London Medical Laboratory is offering a special December discount. Use the code 15CHRISTMAS at our checkout to get 15% off the price of the General Health Profile test or any of LML’s extensive range of health checks.
The offer is valid until 31 December and can be used for tests you are buying for yourself or for anyone else.
‘London Medical Laboratory’s General Health Profile blood test can be taken at home through the post, or at one of the many drop-in clinics that offer these tests across London and nationwide in over 120 selected pharmacies and health stores. For full details, see: https://www.londonmedicallaboratory.com/product/general-health