30 common blood tests and their cost

Blood tests and their costs. How much does it cost to run a blood test in Nigeria?

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Though the medical doctor is trained to make clinical diagnosis and institute treatment, she/he will still have to confirm the diagnosis by requesting for some investigations of which the most common are blood tests.

Other tests are urine test, stool test, sputum test, and radiological investigations like X-rays, CT scan, ultrasound scan, PET scan, MRI, mammography and doppler ultrasound scan.

Below are a list of the common blood tests and their cost.

1. Genotype— #2,000 to #3,000.

2. Liver function test(LFT)- #4,500.

3. Kidney function test (Electrolyte Urea and Creatinine)- #4,000 naira

4. Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) — #10,000 naira.

5. Thyroid Function Test- #15,000 to #25,000 naira.

6. Blood culture— #5,500 to #7,500 naira.

7. Hormone Profile- #18,000 naira

8. Full Blood Count– #3,000 naira.

9. Packed Cell Volume (PCV)– #500 to #1,000 naira.

10. Hepatitis B surface antigen- #1,000 to #2,000 naira.

11. Hepatitis B viral load — #8,000 to #10, 000 naira.

Blood sample taken for some blood test…
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12. Hepatitis C — #2,000 naira.

13. HIV — Free in public hospitals. About #1,500 naira in private hospitals or laboratories.

14. HIV viral load– #4,000 naira.

15. CD4 count— #4,000 naira.

16. Malaria Parasite — #1,000 naira.

17. Blood group and Rhesus factor—– #2,000 naira.

18. Random Blood Sugar/Fasting Blood sugar—#1,000.

19. Venereal Disease Research Laboratory(VDRL)-for syphilis— #2,000.

20. Blood Pregnancy test/hcg test: #1,500 to #2,000 naira.

21. Fasting Serum Lipid Profile (FSLP)/cholesterol and lipid tests– #4,000.

22. Clotting Profile– #6,000 naira.

23. Cardiac Enzyme studies: over #25,000 naira.

24. DNA/paternity test— over #100,000 naira.

25. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR): #2,000 naira.

26. Glycated hemoglobin (HBA1C)– #3,000 naira.

27. Serum testosterone— #5,000 naira.

28. Iron studies— #8,000 naira.

29. Toxicology (drugs) studies— #20,000 naira.

30. Serum protein – #1,500

31. Serum calcium and phosphate: #4,200 naira

32. Rheumatoid factor – #15,000 naira.

According to Wikipedia, a blood test is a lab analysis performed on a blood sample that is usually extracted from a vein in the arm using a hypodermic needle or via fingerprick.

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This post was last modified on December 26, 2022 5:10 pm

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