Blood tests

Blood tests are used to rapidly get information about your general health. They are also essential for the diagnosis of suspected medical conditions. For example, for the identification of immunodeficiency or causes of bronchiectasis

Based on the information obtained during your consultation Dr José will discuss with you the blood that should be done. 

Blood tests can be taken at all clinic location sites at the time of your consultation or when attending for other investigations. If there are special requirements for more specialist tests then Dr Dr José will make you aware of these.

Most test results are available within a couple of hours but more specialist tests can take longer. 


blood tests

List of common tests

  • Full blood count
  • Kidney function
  • Liver function 
  • Thyroid function
  • C-reactive protein
  • D-Dimer
  • Brain Natriuretic peptide
  • High sensitivity troponin
  • Alpha-1-anti-trypsin level
  • Immunoglobulin levels
  • Lymphocyte subsets and Primary Immunodeficiency profile
  • Pneumococcal and tetanus antibody levels
  • Protein electrophoresis
  • TB Elispot
  • Vitamin D levels
  • Iron studies
  • Connective tissue antibodies
  • Allergen specific IgE

Genetic tests

Genetic tests are available to look for mutations in genes that cause known congenital respiratory disease. These include tests for:

  • Most common genetic mutations known to cause cystic fibrosis
  • Mutations in the whole CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator) gene
  • Known PCD (Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia) genes
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