What can you learn?
Get insights into your risk for developing health conditions and deficiencies, including:
What happens after the test?Get a full doctor’s report and product advice, all at no extra charge.
Get a downloadable report from a registered doctor explaining your results
Book a free video call with our expert advisors for product tips tailored to you
Your privacy, guaranteedJust like your doctor, we take your privacy extremely seriously.
Your data is secure. We use the latest encryption technologies and we’re committed to our data protection responsibilities.
Your data is never sold on, rented out, or shared with third parties for financial advantage.
We work with Care Quality Commission-accredited labs and our blood test kits are all CE-marked.
How it works
Receive your test and register it on our app.
Book your test
Receive a call to arrange your test appointment.
Have your test
Have your sample collected by a medical practitioner.
Get your results
View your results on the app within 48 hours.
Meet our expertsGet to know our in-house clinicians
Dr Leah Gorodi
Medical Lead and GP with a special interest in lifestyle medicine and health prevention
Dr Taran Toor
Chief Medical Officer, clinical entrepreneur and GP with an interest in digital health
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A venous blood test involves a medical practitioner using a needle to collect blood from a vein, usually in your arm, whereas a finger prick test can be done yourself by using a lancet to prick your finger. While venous blood tests are a little more invasive than a finger prick test, they test for a more extensive range of biomarkers and are an ideal choice for achieving a comprehensive picture of your overall health.
You can have your blood test at most home addresses in the UK, apart from Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Man. If you don’t want to have your blood test at home, you’ll soon be able to have your test in selected Holland & Barrett stores. Watch this space!
You can view your results on the Ivie Wellness app within 48 hours of our lab partners receiving your sample. To ensure you get your results without delay, you must download the app, create an account, and register your test before returning your sample. Full instructions on how to do this will come with your test kit.
You won’t receive a complete test kit because the medical practitioner attending your appointment will bring most of the equipment needed to collect your blood sample. However, you will still receive a kit that includes the following:
- A pre-paid return envelope
- A test request form
- 2 name labels
Please label your blood collection tubes using the labels that come with your kit and complete the test request form too. Then give your labelled blood sample, completed test request form and return envelope to the practitioner. They'll return your sample for you.
Before your test, ensure your Ivie test kit has arrived and you’ve read the instructions. Make sure you’ve registered your test on the app and filled in your test request form, too. On the day of your test, drink plenty of water to improve hydration and enable a smoother blood draw. Avoid strenuous exercise, drinking caffeine and alcohol, and smoking immediately before your appointment, as these activities raise your blood pressure.
Good news: there’s no need to fast before your blood test.
Your blood sample will be collected by a trained medical practitioner from our clinical partners, Inuvi Health Limited, who are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Please note your sample will not be collected by anyone from Ivie Wellness or Holland & Barrett, and we are not registered with the CQC.
Once you’ve ordered your test, our clinical partner will contact you within 2-3 working days to arrange your appointment. The call will come directly from a practitioner (usually a nurse or phlebotomist), and the incoming number will show either as ‘unknown’ or a 07 number.
You'll have the flexibility to choose a date and time that suits you. After your appointment is scheduled, you’ll receive a confirmation text and appointment reminders.
Appointments usually last 10 to 15 minutes, although this time length can vary depending on your test. Any additional tests may take longer, so it’s best to discuss appointment length when our clinical partners contact you to arrange your appointment.
At your appointment, the medical practitioner will draw blood from a vein – usually in your arm or the back of your hand – into one or more blood collection tubes. You’ll then need to label the tubes using the labels that come with your Ivie kit before giving your sample, test request form and envelope to the practitioner. They’ll return your blood sample for you.
These blood tests are designed for adults aged 18 and over, and are unsuitable for children. Please note that these blood tests cannot treat or diagnose medical conditions. As Holland & Barrett don’t collect any data about your medical history, you must interpret the significance of your results with caution. Be aware that medical conditions, medications, or other aspects of your health can affect your test results. These tests do not replace seeking medical advice and assessment, and if you have an abnormal test result, you should always seek appropriate advice from a trained health professional.