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Hi, I've sent a 'contact us' message to one of the private blood test companies suggested on here but have had no reply so thought I'd ask if someone knows the answer. The finger prick blood tests; because I live in Spain was wondering how quickly after producing the sample does it need to be at the lab? The post here isn't great and I don't want to waste money if there is a tight 'window'.

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Blue Horizon don't recommend doing it from outside the UK. The post is not reliable or quick enough. The blood needs to get to the lab ASAP which is why they suggest using Royal Mail Guaranteed Next Day by 1pm here in the UK. I imagine the same principle applies with Medichecks.

I know Paul from BH has suggested it would be better to come here on a visit and do the test whilst here.

Can you not get your tests done in Spain?

Thank you, they are much more expensive and don't have the full range recommended on this website.

Ideally next day.

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