Nickel
(Blood)

£69

A test to measure nickel levels in the blood.

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Key benefits

1

Accurate tests
from accredited laboratories

2

Easy-to-use
test kits you can do at home

3

Confidential results
provided securely online

4

Qualified doctors
will interpret your results

Nickel (blood)

About this test

Nickel can be found in alloys, particularly nickel/copper and nickel/chromium, in the manufacture of stainless steel, coins, magnets, chemical and food process equipmentpolishing or other processes on stainless steel and nickel alloy articles, welding of nickel and alloys and when using welding rods containing nickel, the electroplating industry, pigments for paint, pottery, glass and plastics and catalysts in the chemical industry. Nickel is also often found in jewelery.

Nickel come into contact with the body in two ways; through breathing in dust and fumes containing nickel or from contact with the skin. Exposure to nickel can cause irritation of the skin and eyes, allergic reactions in the skin and respiratory tract, asthma, inflammation of the lungs and cancer of the lungs and nose.

The most common harmful health effect of nickel in humans is an allergic reaction. Approximately 10-20% of the population is sensitive to nickel.

Who is this test for?

This test is for anyone who is worried about nickel exposure either from the workplace or environment and for employers required to carry out biological monitoring for workers exposed to nickel.

It is also for those who think they may be allergic to the nickel in jewelery and other items.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Heavy Metal

Finger-prick blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Nickel (blood) finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.

How to collect a finger-prick blood sample

Postage & packaging

Your Nickel (blood) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Nickel (blood) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Nickel (blood) test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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