Hip-Check (Chromium and Cobalt) Blood Test


Our Hip Check Test will measure the levels of chromium and cobalt in your blood and identify whether they are at a safe or toxic level.

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Hip-Check (Chromium and Cobalt) Blood Test

About this test

Depending on the type of hip replacement performed, either a metal ball is used in an artificial joint, or alternatively the joint surfaces are replaced with metal inserts. The metal mixtures used in both contain both chromium and cobalt.

As hip replacements wear down, metal particles can be released from the artificial hip and react with the soft tissues (muscle and ligaments) and consequently enter the blood stream producing toxic levels of chromium and cobalt in the blood.

Who is this test for?

Our Hip Check test is for people who have had a hip replacement using a DePuy ASR artificial hip, as they may have been exposed to dangerous levels of chromium and cobalt.

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.

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Hip-Check (Chromium and Cobalt) Blood Test blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Hip-Check (Chromium and Cobalt) 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 results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Hip-Check (Chromium and Cobalt) Blood Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Hip-Check (Chromium and Cobalt) 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 results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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