Instructions to prepare for a laboratory test

Blood tests

Several factors, such as food, coffee and alcohol intake, medication, smoking, physical activity, and time of the day may affect test results. However, most tests can be performed at any time of the day, allowing for a light meal and medication to be taken normally.

  • Avoid heavy physical exercise, alcohol intake and smoking the day before sample collection. Sitting in the laboratory for 15 min prior to sample collection is recommended in order to stabilize the blood circulation.
  • Some tests for hormone measurements (TSH and testosterone, e.g.) should be taken preferably before noon, because hormone secretion follows a diurnal variation.
  • If concentrations of medicines are to be analyzed, you should not take the medications before sample collection. In such cases your doctor will instruct you specifically.

Fasting blood specimen

Fasting specimens (fP-Gluc for fasting plasma glucose, e.g.) are collected before noon after an overnight fast.

  • During the day before specimen collection you can eat and drink normally avoiding, however, alcoholic drinks. During the fast of 8 to 12 hours you are not allowed to eat or drink - some water is allowed.
  • In the morning of sample collection you are allowed to drink one glass of water.

Urine specimens

Avoid abundant drinking prior to specimen collection.

  • Collect the sample in the morning or when at least 3-4 hours have passed since the last urination. Some analyses require morning urine that has been taken immediately after waking up.
  • Urine for a pregnancy test should be collected when the period is approximately one week delayed.
  • In case you prefer taking the specimen at home you will get the instructions and specimen containers at the laboratory.

Please, discuss with your physician, if you cannot follow these instructions.
You may book a laboratory appointment at our website.

Specialists and locations

Jaana Alatalo
Birgit Asell-Johansson
Susanna Heikka
Laboratoriohoitaja, vastaanottosihteeri
Kristina Hotakainen
Laboratoriosektorin johtaja

Prices: Prices

ServicePriceDeductibleMore information
B-PVK+T (basic blood count)48,60 €
48,60 €

Leukocytes, erythrocytes and thrombocytes, red blood cell indices and distribution width

B-Hb (blood haemoglobin level)22,80 €
22,80 €
S-Ferrit (ferritin)59,60 €
59,60 €
S-FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)84,90 €
84,90 €
B-Leuk (white blood cell count)27,00 €
27,00 €
fP-Gluk (blood sugar after fasting)33,60 €
33,60 €


P-Lipidit (blood lipids, cholesterol)77,80 €
77,80 €
Mehiläinen’s Mobile Benefits
59 €

The package covers: total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

S-MonAb (mononucleosis, quick test)40,20 €
40,20 €
S-MypnAbM-O (mykoplasma quick test)66,70 €
66,70 €
B-PEth (alcohol marker test)84,80 €
84,80 €
P-GT (examination of the liver, glutamyl transferase activity)33,60 €
33,60 €
P-ALAT (examination of the liver, alanine aminotransferase activity)33,30 €
33,30 €
S-T4-V (examination of thyroid activity)80,00 €
80,00 €

Serum free thyroxine levels

S-TSH (examination of thyroid activity)68,40 €
68,40 €

Serum thyroid-stimulating hormone levels

S-D-25 (Vitamin D levels)86,50 €
86,50 €
P-Krea (creatinine, kidney function test)34,90 €
34,90 €
P-CRP (C-reactive protein, inflammation test)45,50 €
45,50 €
S-PSAtot+V (prostate-specific antigen, prostate examination)94,90 €
94,90 €

Total and free

U-KemSeul (chemical screening of urine)39,30 €
39,30 €

For screening infections and diseases of the urinary tract. The test includes the following: protein, glucose, white blood cells, blood and bacteria.

U-CtGcNhO (chlamydia and gonorrhoea test)92,50 €
92,50 €
Np-RespPer (respiratory virus test)166,60 €
166,60 €

The package covers: Influenza A and B, RSV, adenovirus and metapneumovirus.

RespCV19 (antigen detection of respiratory viruses)257,30 €
257,30 €
Ps-NieluAg (group A Streptococcus and adenovirus)80,10 €
80,10 €

Group A Streptococcus and adenovirus test from a throat swab

Ps-StrAAg (group A Streptococcus)66,30 €
66,30 €

Group A Streptococcus test from a throat swab

InfA+B Ag (influenza A and B)70,80 €
70,80 €

Influenza A and B virus test

InflAB+RSV83,60 €
83,60 €

The package covers: Influenza A and B, RSV

P-INR (thromboplastin time)40,40 €
40,40 €


S-Testo (testosterone)91,20 €
91,20 €

Sensitive method

S-HIVAbAg (HI virus)57,50 €
57,50 €

Antibodies and antigen

S-HCG (quantitative pregnancy test)70,30 €
70,30 €

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

S-BorrAb (borrelia antibodies)103,00 €
103,00 €
Celiac disease108,00 €
108,00 €

Celiac disease screening test (7979). The package covers: S-IgA and S-tTGAbA.

Liver function264,60 €
264,60 €

The package (7944) covers: B-PVK+T, P-GT, P-ALAT, P-Bil, S-CDT, P-TT, total cholesterol, HDL, Non-HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

Metabolic syndrome282,60 €
282,60 €

The package (7946) covers: fP-Gluk, U-Alb/krea, P-Uraat, P-ALAT, fS-LipoA1, fS-LipoB, fS-ApoB/A1, total cholesterol, HDL, Non-HDL, LDL and triglycerides.

Pt-Papa187,00 €
87,00 €

Pap smear

STD package 1203,90 €
203,90 €

The package (7907) covers: chlamydia and gonorrhoea (U-CtGcNhO), HIV (S-HIVAgAb) and syphilis (S-TrpaAb).

STD package 2361,20 €
361,20 €

The package (7908) covers: chlamydia and gonorrhoea (U-CtGcNhO), HIV (S-HIVAgAb), syphilis (S-TrpaAb), hepatitis B (S-HBsAg) and hepatitis C (S-HCVAb).

The nut screening and components test package122,00 €
122,00 €

The test package (10261) covers the IgE antibodies of five varieties of nuts (peanut, hazelnut, walnut, Brazil nut and cashew).

Food group, diff. count and components test package122,00 €
122,00 €

The test package (10237) covers the IgE antibodies of the most common allergens causing food allergies (egg white, dairy, wheat, cod, soy and peanuts).

Extended basic allergy screening, diff. count and components test package173,50 €
173,50 €

The test package (5719) covers the basic screening and differential count test of a dust and food group. The dust screening covers birch, timothy grass, mugwort, cat, dog, horse, outdoor mould and dust mite. The food screening covers egg white, dairy, wheat, cod, soy and peanuts.

Pharmacogenetic panel laboratory test427,20 €
427,20 €

The package covers 11 gene tests: CYP1A2, CYP2B6, CYP2C19, CYP2C9, CYP2D6, CYP3A4, CYP3A5 (cytochrome P450 isoenzymes), SLCO1B1, VKORC1 (vitamin K epoxide reductase), FII (prothrombin) and FV (coagulation factor V).

Athlete's laboratory package140,30 €
140,30 €

The package (7960) covers: basic blood count (PVKT), ferritin to measure iron stores and resting electrocardiogram (ECG).

Cardiac Event Risk Test (CERT)153,60 €
153,60 €
Mehiläinen’s Mobile Benefits
119 €
B-Lakt-D (lactose intolerance test)95,10 €
95,10 €
Mehiläinen’s Mobile Benefits
65 €
B-PEth (the alcohol biomarkers test)84,80 €
84,80 €
Blood Pressure & Heart laboratory package 487,60 €
487,60 €
Prostate test Stockholm3324,80 €
324,80 €
269 €
Huoleton-terveystarkastus109 €
109 €

Sisältää laboratoriotutkimukset, hoitajan vastaanoton ja henkilökohtaisen suunnitelman. Lue lisää Huoleton-terveystarkastuksesta.

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