A quick blood test is a great way to check for a range of health conditions, such as anaemia and heart disease. You may also require a check-up during pregnancy or after starting a new medication.

Getting a referral for a blood test online can save you time and effort by reducing how often you need to travel to a medical centre. Instant Consult is a convenient and affordable doctor-on-demand service that connects you with registered medical practitioners across Australia.

Download our FREE mobile app and have a medical consultation over the phone today!

How they work

They can help doctors check for illnesses and health conditions as well as your overall state of health. Specifically, they can assist doctors:

  • Assess organ (e.g. heart, thyroid, kidneys and liver) functioning
  • Assess heart disease risk factors
  • Diagnose diseases and other health conditions (e.g. heart disease, cancer, diabetes)
  • Diagnose sexually transmitted infections
  • Evaluate medication effectiveness
  • Evaluate clotting ability

They are routine treatment for most people as they are a great way to help your doctor evaluate your overall health and detect medical problems early.

Your doctor will tell you if there are any steps you need to take before the procedure; some assessments require you to fast for 8-12 hours prior.

Instant Video Calls

Your platform to access fully qualified Doctors for an online health consultation…instantly

Speak to a Doctor now

The procedure involves taking a sample from your body via a vein (usually in the arm) using a needle or finger prick.
t does not take very long and is relatively painless, though there may be slight short-term discomfort during and after the procedure. Serious reactions and side-effects are rare; the most common side-effects are dizziness and bruising at the site.

People who experience anxiety during the procedure may find that deep breathing helps to calm the nerves.

The sample will then be sent to a laboratory for analysis. The amount of different substances in the fluid will be measured and checked to see if they are within normal range.

What your results mean

There are a number of reasons why your results may stray from the normal range. Abnormal results can be a sign of disease or disorder, but they may also be influenced by factors such as diet, alcohol intake, medication and menstruation.

Your doctor should talk about any abnormal or unusual results with you and explain what they might mean. The results may or may not suggest a medical problem.

Whilst they are a helpful tool, many health problems cannot be diagnosed purely using this assessment. Your doctor will consider other factors that may be related to your diagnosis, such as symptoms, medical history, and vital signs (e.g. pulse and body temperature).

How to get a blood test

If you are considering how to get a blood test, note that it must be done in person at a pathology clinic as it requires a professional to draw the fluids from a vein via a needle.

In order to do the procedure you must first get a referral from your doctor. This involves booking a consultation with them and discussing your reasons for wanting the assessment (e.g. pregnancy, unusual symptoms, fatigue). If your doctor thinks that you could benefit from a quick blood test they will write you a referral.

You must then book in a time to visit a pathology clinic and get the procedure done. After the procedure your sample will be sent to a lab and the results should be returned in a few days.

Why choose Instant Consult

Forget long trips, rude receptionists and stuffy waiting rooms (which can often make you sick!) – Instant Consult allows you to get a blood test online referral in just minutes without you even having to leave your couch!

Instant Consult offers affordable, convenient and effective medical care to the Australian population by providing consultations with registered doctors via video call. We charge competitive rates which are much lower than standard private practice fees.

Download our FREE mobile app via the Apple or Google store, create an account and say hello to your new online doctor!

Our Feedback

Very helpful and understanding.

Christine

St Albans - VIC

5.0
2019-08-17T11:21:37+00:00

Christine

St Albans - VIC

Very helpful and understanding.
Very helpful and understanding. Thank you.

Carmen

Kalgoorlie - WA

5.0
2019-08-17T12:04:11+00:00

Carmen

Kalgoorlie - WA

Very helpful and understanding. Thank you.
Excellent, very professional and helpful!

Marcia

Sydney - NSW

5.0
2019-08-17T12:27:23+00:00

Marcia

Sydney - NSW

Excellent, very professional and helpful!
Good service, patient and knowledgeable.

Nohea

Buderim - QLD

5.0
2019-08-18T10:18:55+00:00

Nohea

Buderim - QLD

Good service, patient and knowledgeable.
Thank you for you quick response.

Normandie

Newman - WA

5.0
2019-08-18T10:39:27+00:00

Normandie

Newman - WA

Thank you for you quick response.
Very knowledgeable and helpful.

Ben

Glenalta - SA

5.0
2019-08-18T11:50:20+00:00

Ben

Glenalta - SA

Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Very helpful and concerned for how I felt.

Ryan

Newman - WA

5.0
2019-08-18T12:08:21+00:00

Ryan

Newman - WA

Very helpful and concerned for how I felt.
Easy to communicate and a good listener. Perfect.

Lorna

Sippy Downs - QLD

5.0
2019-10-17T10:49:12+00:00

Lorna

Sippy Downs - QLD

Easy to communicate and a good listener. Perfect.
Very comfortable to talk to and understanding.

Samantha

Newman - WA

5.0
2019-10-17T11:41:13+00:00

Samantha

Newman - WA

Very comfortable to talk to and understanding.
Great service - very thorough. So much quicker than going to a medical centre!

Andrew

Burleigh Heads - QLD

5.0
2019-10-17T12:24:43+00:00

Andrew

Burleigh Heads - QLD

Great service - very thorough. So much quicker than going to a medical centre!
Thank you, very friendly and nice and easy to chat with.

Sarah

Paraburdoo - WA

5.0
2019-10-18T08:25:08+00:00

Sarah

Paraburdoo - WA

Thank you, very friendly and nice and easy to chat with.
Very thorough and quick. Great experience even though I currently feel horrible.

Patrick

Newstead - QLD

5.0
2019-10-18T08:44:33+00:00

Patrick

Newstead - QLD

Very thorough and quick. Great experience even though I currently feel horrible.
Thank you, you made my first experience easy and comfortable!

Taylah

Ringwood East - VIC

5.0
2019-10-18T10:27:07+00:00

Taylah

Ringwood East - VIC

Thank you, you made my first experience easy and comfortable!
First time using this service due to doctor unavailability in my town. Great service, thank you for your help.

Rebecca

Karratha - WA

5.0
2019-10-18T10:50:39+00:00

Rebecca

Karratha - WA

First time using this service due to doctor unavailability in my town. Great service, thank you for your help.
Very friendly and helpful.

Cameron

Broken Hill - NSW

5.0
2018-08-31T07:12:30+00:00

Cameron

Broken Hill - NSW

Very friendly and helpful.
Very helpful, friendly and professional. Thank you!

Jacob

St Lucia - QLD

5.0
2018-08-31T08:45:58+00:00

Jacob

St Lucia - QLD

Very helpful, friendly and professional. Thank you!
Super lovely and friendly, helped me with everything I needed.

Briana

Highton - VIC

5.0
2018-09-13T02:51:11+00:00

Briana

Highton - VIC

Super lovely and friendly, helped me with everything I needed.
Super helpful, friendly service 🙂

Susan

Bargara - QLD

5.0
2018-10-02T23:21:11+00:00

Susan

Bargara - QLD

Super helpful, friendly service 🙂
Very helpful and understanding.

Ashen

Nyabing - WA

5.0
2018-10-21T08:41:26+00:00

Ashen

Nyabing - WA

Very helpful and understanding.
Very helpful and the team assisted me to their best ability. Thank you!

Bianca

Salisbury - SA

5.0
2018-11-05T09:28:30+00:00

Bianca

Salisbury - SA

Very helpful and the team assisted me to their best ability. Thank you!
5
20

Community of Doctors

Australian registered, fully qualified, insured and experienced Doctors right at your fingertips ready for an instant online consult

icon3@3x