We arrange all the paperwork for your blood test and send this to your local lab. All you need to do is arrive at the lab and have your blood taken. Find your local lab here.
No one at the lab will ask you about why you are having a blood test, or if you are considering an abortion. Your test is a standard antenatal screening. The lab sends us your blood test results electronically and these are confidential. The results of your blood test are confidential. The lab sends these to us electronically. The results of your blood test will be discussed with you during your consultation with the nurse.
We need you to have a blood test to:
Ensure you are pregnant.
Measure your hormone levels to confirm how many weeks pregnant you are.
We also test:
To find out your blood group – what blood type you are.
Your haemoglobin levels, to ensure you are not anaemic.
For blood-borne STIs such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis.
You need to have your blood test at least 24 hours before your nurse consultation. If you haven’t managed to visit the lab, that’s okay, let us know and we will move shift your consultation with the nurse by a day or two to give you time.
You will receive your early medical abortion pack in the post 3-4 working days after your consultation with the nurse. One of our nurses will call you once your pack arrives. The nurse will guide you on how to take the medication and help you plan the best days and times for you to take the pills and miscarry.
If you choose for your medication to be sent in the post it should arrive within 3-4 days of proceeding with your decision. Posting your medication is free. If you choose to collect your medication from the pharmacy, your script will be ready within the next day of your decision. Your decision to proceed. Your pharmacist will charge you a script fee.
Your Telemed pack contains the abortion pillsmedication, medication to help ease the discomfort, pain relief, a special pregnancy test (to be taken 21 days later), a guide of how to take the medication, and our after-hours phone number.