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Pre marriage screening blood test

Embarking on the journey of marriage is a significant milestone, filled with love, joy, and excitement for the future. To ensure a healthy start to the lifelong journey, many couples opt for pre-marriage screening blood tests, for their peace of mind. A pre-marriage screening blood test is designed to identify any potential health concerns of an individual and/or their partner. These tests are valuable and offer a proactive approach to managing and understanding one another’s health and well-being. 

In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of the pre-marriage blood test, what it tests for, and how the test can contribute to a happy and healthy marital life.

What is a pre-marriage screening blood test?

The pre-marriage blood test involves a blood test examination for couples planning to tie the knot. The process involves a blood test which tests for four disease that can be spread between partners.

What does it test for?

The pre-marriage blood test is a test designed to identify potential health concerns and offer a proactive approach for couples to manage and understand each other’s health. Identifying any concerns early on can help couples to plan and take action together. 

The Fusion Healthcare pre-marriage blood test tests for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhoea
  • HIV

Why get a pre-marriage screening blood test?

  1. Early Detection of Health Issues: Premarital screening can identify infectious diseases and viruses. Detecting these issues early allows couples to seek treatment or counselling, improving their chances of managing or even overcoming health challenges. 
  2. Informed Decisions: Knowing each other’s health status can help couples make informed decisions about their future. It can also provide a platform for open and honest discussions about potential health concerns and how they may impact the relationship.
  3. Prevention of Transmission: In the case of infectious diseases, premarital screening can help prevent the transmission of diseases between partners, ensuring a healthier and safer union.
  4. Peace of Mind: Perhaps most importantly, premarital screening offers peace of mind. It can alleviate concerns and reduce anxiety about health-related issues, allowing couples to focus on building a strong foundation for their marriage.

What to expect during the test?

  • Blood sample collection: A trained Fusion Healthcare professional will collect a sample from the patient and their partner (if having the test together). This will typically be done from a vein in the arm.
  • testing: The sample will then be sent to an NHS approved lab to be testes for the infectious diseases listed above. In the case of a positive result, Fusion Healthcare can advise appropriate medical guidance and next steps.


Many couples are concerned about the costs associated with pre-marriage tests and screening. Couples often wonder if they’ll be able to afford the additional expense alongside numerous other wedding outgoings. The cost of a pre marriage blood test varies depending on area and specifics of the test. However, it is essential to view this expenditure as an investment in to the couple’s future as the valuable information it may provide the couple is essential for their future together.

Privacy and confidentiality

Maintaining patients’ privacy and confidentiality is paramount at Fusion Healthcare. The results pf the pre-marriage blood tests are kept private, ensuring that couples are able to make informed decisions about their future together, without the fear of being judged or discriminated against based on their health conditions.

Acting on the results

In the event that the pre-marriage blood test reveals any health concerns, it is crucial that couples communicate openly and seek professional guidance. Early detection paves the way for proactive and effective management of health issues, allowing for a supportive environment for both partners.

Premarital screening is not just a formality or mandatory requirement. It’s a proactive step towards a healthy and happy married life. While it may require a modest investment, the benefits far outweigh the costs. Early detection and open communication about health-related matters can strengthen a relationship and pave the way for a harmonious and enduring marriage. So, before tying the knot take a responsible and proactive step towards securing a future together.

Additionally, Fusion Healthcare have a range of private medical services available for couples who may want further or more comprehensive pre-marital testing. A combination of tests can provide more information and allow for better planning.

If you are interested in having a private pre-marriage blood test at a clinic based in Luton, Bedfordshire that please contact us below:

TEL: 01582 249449

EMAIL: info@fusion-radiology.com

Additionally, to see the full range of our private medical services, please visit our website: https://www.fusionhealthcare.co.uk/