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Blood tests in Sweden?


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#1 Johan

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:09 PM


Does anyone know if there is a comprehensive blood test available in Sweden? By 'comprehensive' I mean performing analyses on serum vitamins, minerals, cholesterol (LDL/HDL), triglycerides, homocysteine, etc. A bone mineral density analysis would be nice as well.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 07:32 AM

Does anyone know if there is a comprehensive blood test available in Sweden? By 'comprehensive' I mean performing analyses on serum vitamins, minerals, cholesterol (LDL/HDL), triglycerides, homocysteine, etc. A bone mineral density analysis would be nice as well.


Go and do a yearly health exam, which everyone should do every year. Then you will get your blood tested.

#3 Johan

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 08:34 AM

The thing is, most doctors around here seem rather sceptical about yearly health exams for a healthy 20-year old. I'll ask next time I visit, though.

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#4 aikikai

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 08:52 AM

The thing is, most doctors around here seem rather sceptical about yearly health exams for a healthy 20-year old. I'll ask next time I visit, though.


And they are probably right, at your age it is not necessary to do yearly health exam if you don't have any health issues. I don't think you have to worry about homocystein levels, etc at your age. Just eat healty and exercise.

#5 Mynona

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

I am 40, and have a hard time to get any tests at all. Even when I was so tired I was bound to bed 18 hours a day, they refused to test anything else but hb and TSH. Ferritin later on showed VERY low, and T4 + T3 showed that TSH 3,4 was not so good, but a sign of sub clinicla hypothyreosis. After three years of nagging,m I got to test for Lyme/Borrelios, and that was what it was. But I had to NAG about it, and was called hypocondrical and "who aren't tired nowadays - hoho".

I am sorry to say I do not trust Swedish health care at all. They also missed my husband borreliaarthritis. Called it age problems. Refused to test for borrelios. Well, the age signs in the joints, was long gone after doxycykline for two weeks. Test showed - borrelios. But he had to pay for it private.

Some private doctors can take the tests you want, if you pay for it your self. Others won't. I went to Hagakliniken i Gothenburg, where I could get the tests I wanted. It was calming to be able to sort away several issues I had on my list for my unhealth. It costed some. Some test are cheap, others really expensive.
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#6 Tomas E

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

Agree here mate, I had the same exact problem , when going to take some tests they refused to take what I wanted to, as they found it to be pointless. Gonna change my doctor and hopefully get what im after.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:52 AM

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#8 MKultra

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

I think the big problem is, to get something checked, you HAVE to lie and exaggerate a LOT, so the doctors now presume everyone is doing just that and don't take anyone seriously unless they're half-dead. I hate our health care system, it's a complete joke.
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#9 Mahti

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 12:31 AM

I think the big problem is, to get something checked, you HAVE to lie and exaggerate a LOT, so the doctors now presume everyone is doing just that and don't take anyone seriously unless they're half-dead. I hate our health care system, it's a complete joke.

 

Yeah, that is exactly what I've experienced wanting to to tests (while living in Norway though). Took so much time and effort to get tests done, and usually you only get one or two tests done at a time, and while the appointment-cost is pretty low (~70NOK per time) it stacks up a bit when you have to do 10 visits to reach your wanted test panel (time+money).

I currently live in australia, but plan to move back to Gothenburg in January - and the first thing Im planning to do is to have a bloodtest made here:
https://werlabs.se/h...?category_id=21

Anyone tried it?

 

Whats included for the 1395 SEK test:
 

  • Sköldkörtelrubbning 
    TSH  |   T4 fritt  |   T3 fritt (bara för kvinnor)
  • Risk för hjärtsjukdom 
    HDL Kolesterol  |   LDL Kolesterol  |   Kolesterol-total  |   Triglycerider  |   Apolipoprotein A 
    Apolipoprotein B  |   Apo kvot
  • Diabetes/Metabolstörning
    HbA1c  |   Glukos
  • Blodbrist / Anemi
    Hb  |   LPK  |   TPK  |   MCH  |   EPK  |   EVF
  • Prostataprov / Testosteron
    PSA (bara för män)  |   Testosteron (bara för män)
  • Vitaminer / Mineraler
    Kobalamin / B12  |   D-vitamin  |   Homocystein  |   Folat (bara för kvinnor)  |   Järn  |   Magnesium  |  Ferritin
  • Leverfunktion
    ASAT  |   ALAT
  • Njurfunktion
    Kreatinin  |   Natrium  |   Kalium  |   Kalcium
  • Inflammation
    Sänka (SR)/CRP

Edited by Mahti, 21 August 2016 - 12:32 AM.

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#10 abvmoose

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:53 AM

Werlabs is very good.

There is also another alternative where one can buy single tests: www.blodkollen.se

 



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#11 ake

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:51 PM

I am puzzled reading through this thread. Clearly, it is necessary to distinguish between blood test obtained and paid for through (a) the public health care system and (b) private health-care providers. Many of the posts seems to express disappointment that blood tests of healthy people cannot easily be obtained from the public health care system, but this is fact rather natural. Why should tax payers cover your blood tests if there is no immediate medical need?

 

I have my blood tests including EMG taken at a private clinic in Sweden and have never encountered any problems. I pay around 2000 SEK for the standard recommended tests and a few extras and this includes a consultation with a physician about the results. I would be surprised if it were not possible for anyone to take blood tests provided that they contact a private clinic and pay for the actual costs.  

 

Now a question: has anyone had a health check at Vegatus in Stockholm, Sweden? They seem to take preventive care seriously and one of their physicians have blogged publicly about the potential of metformin to slow down aging. If I lived in Stockholm, I would certainly go there even though they seem a bit expensive. If you know of other clinics that have a similar focus, I would certainly appreciate to learn about them. 






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