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Aches and Pains Blood Test

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Original price £149.00
Original price £149.00 - Original price £149.00
Original price £149.00
Current price £119.20
£119.20 - £119.20
Current price £119.20

This test has been specifically developed by our clinical team to help people suffering from joint and muscle pains.

  • Biomarkers: 26
  • Turnaround: 1-2 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK.
  • Includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample in about 15 minutes.
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24.

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The Aches and Pains Blood Test is an invaluable resource for individuals experiencing unexplained or persistent bodily discomfort. This comprehensive test is designed to uncover the underlying causes of your symptoms, ranging from muscle fatigue and joint pain to more generalised body aches. By evaluating a wide range of biomarkers associated with inflammation, muscle damage, and potential autoimmune conditions, this test offers a detailed view of your body's current state.

Symptoms such as persistent aches, stiffness, and discomfort can be indicative of various health issues, from simple overexertion to more complex conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. While not all symptoms may point to a serious condition, understanding the root cause is crucial for effective management and treatment.

About the Aches and Pains Blood Test

This diagnostic tool goes beyond mere detection of abnormalities; it aims to offer targeted insights into specific health concerns that may be contributing to your discomfort. The results serve as a guide for both patients and healthcare providers to formulate a focused management plan, potentially encompassing medication, physical therapy, or lifestyle modifications.

The convenience and accessibility of getting this blood test from us are unmatched. Conducted from the comfort of your home, the process is straightforward, with our CQC-registered laboratories ensuring prompt and precise analyses. Upon completion, our healthcare professionals are available to provide expert advice on result interpretation and subsequent steps, empowering you to take informed actions towards alleviating your symptoms and improving your overall well-being.

This panel has been developed by our Clinical Governance Team member, Dr. Adam Staten

26 Biomarkers

  1. FULL BLOOD COUNT

    - White Blood Cell Count (WBC)
    - Red Blood Cell Count (RBC)
    - Haemoglobin (HGB)
    - Hematocrit (HCT)
    - Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)
    - Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)
    - Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)
    - Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW)
    - Platelets (PLT) (Venous samples only)
    - Mean Platelet Volume (MPV)
    - Lymphocytes (LYM)
    - Monocytes (MON)
    - Neutrophils (NEU)
    - Eosinophils (EOS)
    - Basophils (BAS)

  2. LIVER AND KIDNEYS

    - Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
    - Uric acid
    - Creatine Kinase (CK)
    - Aspartate AminoTransferase (AST)
    - Calcium
    - Corrected Calcium
    - Albumin

  3. INFLAMMATION

    - C-Reactive protein
    - Rheumatoid Factor (RF)

  4. IRON STUDIES

    - Ferritin
    - Iron

  5. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? Check out our Essential All Systems Blood Test

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:


    1-2 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Muscle, bone, and joint pains are common, varying from minor annoyances to conditions that significantly impair daily life. While it's common to attribute such discomfort to the rigours of an active lifestyle or the natural ageing process, there are instances where these pains stem from a medical condition that can be treated. This is especially true for individuals with a family history of inflammatory arthritis or those experiencing swollen or stiff joints, particularly in the morning.

Our comprehensive testing targets a range of inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. C-reactive protein (CRP) serves as a broad indicator of inflammation, helping to determine if autoimmune or inflammatory factors are at the root of your discomfort. Rheumatoid factor is a specialised marker used to identify rheumatoid arthritis.

Uric acid, a byproduct of purine metabolism in your diet, can accumulate to high levels, leading to gout, characterised by intensely painful and swollen joints. Ferritin levels can be elevated in haemochromatosis, a less common source of joint pain that may also affect liver health. Creatinine kinase (CK) is indicative of muscle damage or inflammation and is often elevated in conditions known as myositis.

Additionally, imbalances in calcium levels and micronutrient metabolism can contribute to aches and pains. To investigate these potential causes, we assess your calcium levels and the activity of alkaline phosphatase, an enzyme crucial for bone metabolism, providing a thorough evaluation to guide effective treatment strategies.

Red flag symptoms for the Aches and Pains Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of serious underlying illness:

  • Red, hot and swollen joints
  • Joint pains and fever
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Feeling generally unwell with your joint pains

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Aches and Pains Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Aches and Pains Blood Test.

Wait for any symptoms of short-term illness to settle before you take this test. If you take biotin supplements, stop taking these for 72 hours before the test.

Avoid heavy exercise for 48 hours before the test.

There is a larger failure rate for some biomarkers in capillary testing (hemolysis etc). For platelets (PLT) measurement we recommend a walk-in venous sample.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Aches and Pains Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Aches and Pains Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on hello@onedaytests.com or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

If my RF is high positive, do I have rheumatoid arthritis? 

A high positive rheumatoid factor (RF) does not definitively indicate rheumatoid arthritis. It's essential to consider this result in conjunction with your symptoms. While it's possible to have a positive RF without experiencing any symptoms, it could suggest an increased likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis later on. 

How is vitamin D deficiency treated? 

This is not part of the test, but generally low levels of vitamin D are very common in the UK. We get most of our vitamin D from exposure to sunlight so our indoor lifestyles and the low levels of sunshine in the UK lead to vitamin D deficiency, particularly in the winter months. Vitamin D supplements are readily available over the counter and will improve your vitamin D levels.

What should I do if my uric acid is high?

If your uric acid levels are elevated, you're at an increased risk for gout attacks, which can be intensely painful. There are several steps you can take to reduce your uric acid levels, primarily through diet and lifestyle modifications. Should your levels persistently remain high despite these adjustments, consulting your doctor is advisable. They can prescribe medication to help lower your uric acid levels effectively.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • You are suffering from widespread or recurrent aches and pains.
  • You are worried about a family history of inflammatory arthritis or other autoimmune conditions.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

If you're experiencing persistent or widespread joint and muscle pains that are challenging to pinpoint, this test is designed to uncover any serious underlying medical conditions that might be contributing to your symptoms.

Additionally, it serves as a valuable assessment for individuals with a family history of autoimmune conditions or inflammatory arthritis, helping to identify potential risks and guide appropriate medical care.

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Aches, Arthritis, Bones, Dr. Adam Staten Test Panel, Joint pain, Joint swelling, and Muscle pain

Why blood tests are important.