Drug Monitoring Tests

Monitoring liver, kidney and/or cholesterol can be a requirement of some medicines including treatment for acne.

For oral acne treatment, blood tests may be required before starting and during treatment. The blood test checks that your lipids (cholesterol and triglyceride), kidney and liver function are normal. This test should be done after a 12-hour fast, during which you should have nothing to eat or drink except water until after you have the test. We recommend that you book your test as early as possible in the morning. This also allows us to get your blood sample to our laboratory for analysis that afternoon. Women will also require a pregnancy test every month to continue treatment; we provide this as part of the drug monitoring pregnancy prevention programme.

We can provide a range of blood tests for individuals taking different medicines to support safe treatment.  As pharmacists we can provide expert advice on which tests are required.



Safe, private clinic

Keeping you and others safe is our priority. Please let us know before or when you arrive for your appointment if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 in the previous 28 days.


Trained healthcare professionals

Your appointment will be with a trained healthcare professional in one of our private consultation rooms at our clinic in Winchester.



With your consent, we will confirm the outcomes of your blood test with the specialist who you are seeing about your condition and who requested the test.

Book a drug monitoring blood test appointment in Winchester

Our Winchester clinic has rigorous infection control measures in place to protect both you and our team. Please call us for a quote for your specific blood test. A fee of £30 is charged on booking to cover the cost of the appointment and blood draw. The only additional fee is for the laboratory costs.

Please book your appointment in the morning (before 12noon) as this is a fasting blood test and we want to ensure that the blood sample gets to our laboratory on the same day.  Choose a date and time from the calendar that works for you and enter your details.




Blood Test

Your blood test requires a venous sample which will be taken by a trained healthcare professional in our clinic room. We then send this by courier to our laboratory for analysis.

Your Results

We normally receive your test results the next day. With your consent, we will then confidentially share them with the specialist who is treating you.


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Contact an expert

We provide a priority email support service to ensure you get the answers you need when you need them. If you would prefer to talk one of the team during office hours then please phone us on 01962 798580.