TruCheck™ is the most effective & convenient diagnostic blood test available to distinguish up to 70 types of solid cancer tumours. TruCheck’s tests have been validated across cohorts of over 40,000 patients.
When you detect cancer in its early stages, treatment is more effective and the chances of a positive outcome are significantly increased. It also helps prevent the spread of cancer to other parts of the body.
Our TruCheck™ Early Cancer Screening blood test is a thorough check for the existence of cancer in your body, identifying which type of cancer(s) you have, and from which organ they have originated.
Ideal as part of an annual health check up, this test will help you understand whether you currently have cancer or not, and if you do – where tumours are located for rapid treatment.
Have a question, want to know more or want to speak to us about this test? Register your interest and we will contact you to discuss your needs.
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TruCheck Early Cancer Screening Blood Test
Blood taken by a professional in-clinic:
Visit one of our nationwide clinics to have your blood taken from a vein in your arm by a healthcare professional.
Organise my own blood collection
Arrange your own professional blood draw service. We will send you a blood draw kit to be used with the Blood draw service of your choice.
Suitable for customers in Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland taking TruCheck™ Early Cancer Screening Blood Tests
Clinician Home Visit
For an additional fee, a healthcare professional will visit you at your address to take a blood sample from a vein in your arm.
Map based on approximate radiuses and postcode data. Coverage areas may vary.
Our TruCheck Intelli Early Multi-Cancer Screening blood test checks your blood sample for Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs), and clusters of the cells.
New in the UK, this test is revolutionising the ability to detect cancer at its earliest stages, and we are proud to be one of the first providers in the country to offer it to the British public.
A non-invasive procedure, this test requires a simple blood test appointment to draw a small sample from a vein in your arm. This sample is then analysed at a leading UK laboratory to detect the existence of any CTCs and therefore to determine whether you have any cancers currently in your body.
As soon as you book the test, our UK based Doctor will book an initial pre-consultation telephone call with you, to understand your medical history and reason for the test. Our Doctor will also discuss with you the risks and benefits associated with the test. If for whatever reason, our Doctor feels you are not suitable for the test or you are not willing to proceed, you will be issued a refund.
We will then organise a testing kit to be delivered to you, to take to your clinic appointment at one of our phlebotomy hubs, which includes all the required paperwork and equipment to complete your sample.
After your appointment, the blood sample and forms must be sent back to the laboratory for analysis. Results are typically returned within 2-3 weeks (12 working days is stated by the lab from receipt of the sample).
If you would like to find out more information about TruCheck’s clinical trials, click the link below:
Launched in the UK in late 2022 after rigorous clinical trials, this test is brand new to the diagnostic screening industry. It is the only test available publicly to check for Circulating Tumour Cells (CTCs), detecting even the tiniest existence of cancer from a small blood sample.
Highly accurate, it not only identifies whether you have CTCs, but also where they originated. This means you know where in your body the primary tumour is located, speeding up diagnosis and treatment, and enabling doctors to focus treatment on the required areas.
Which cancers does the test check for?
Our test can identify a wide range of solid organ cancers (cancers which affect organs, rather than blood) including:
A positive result means that CTCs have been found in your blood. The test results will indicate the location for the select type of cancers with high accuracy, and in other cancers the tissue of origin can be identified with reasonable accuracy. This means we can tell you where the cancer started developing in your body.
With any positive result, a member of the clinical team will call you personally to discuss your results, what they mean and guide you on your next steps which would include a referral. We have an established patient pathway if you get a positive result.
Does a ‘negative’ result mean that I am ‘totally’ cancer free?
A negative result means that at the time of the test there were no detectable cancer cells for the cancers included within the test, circulating in your blood. It does not mean that you will never develop cancer. For any cancers not covered by the test, no inference should be drawn from a negative result.
Are there any restrictions on who can take this test?
We have certain clinical requirements that you must fulfil in order to be eligible to take this test. You will need to complete an online form when you checkout to confirm these and they will be checked during a pre-assessment call with a medical professional.
To take this test you must:
Be 40 years of age or older.
Not have any symptoms of cancer currently. If you have suspected symptoms, you should visit your GP urgently.
Not have any clinical or radiological suspicion of cancer currently.
Have not ever been diagnosed with any type of cancer.
Have not previously had any treatment for any type of cancer.
Not have a blood transfusion within 72 hours of your blood draw appointment.
How frequently should I take this test?
As this early cancer screening test is non-invasive, there is no disadvantage to frequent testing. However, we advise that this test should be performed every 12 months in the case of each negative result, perhaps as part of an annual complete health check process.
What’s the difference between the TruCheck and Galleri Grail test?
Although the fundamental premise of both the Grail and the Trucheck test is to identify the presence of circulating tumour cells in the blood, the technology is quite different. Grail relies on a process where the detection of cells is indirect, where the Trucheck test uses immunocytochemistry to directly detect actual CTCs. Grail, unlike TruCheck, is not available in the UK as a private test and is currently only being conducted as part of an NHS Clinical trial. The supporting medical trial data for Grail has not been as strong in the detection for early-stage cancers in comparison to TruCheck, and so the overall cancer pick-up rate is lower. Parking the accessibility of the tests, Goodbody have assessed both tests extensively and we have found TruCheck to be far more suitable for asymptomatic cancer screening, giving the best possible detection rates for patients.
Hear what a recent customer had to say…
“My dad died of cancer aged just 68, as did a dear cousin on the same side of the family, aged only 58. Recently my sister in law also passed away from cancer aged 62.”
“I am very aware that prevention is better than cure, and I know that catching cancer early vastly improves your chances of surviving it. Now aged 64 myself, I want to continue to enjoy a healthy and active life, so when I heard about this test I knew it would be money well spent.”
“Understanding whether I have any signs of cancer has not only helped reduce my own health anxieties, but also for my family who can now rest assured that for now, their husband, dad and grandad is healthy and sticking around.”
“Goodbody Clinic were great throughout, the appointment process was simple and professional and I received my results quickly, along with a call from a GP to discuss what they meant.”
“I would highly recommend taking this test with Goodbody Clinic, and will definitely be booking another for next year to keep track of my health.”
Ronny H., from Somerset.
18 bio markers
We check for 18 Cancer Screening markers:
Biliary Tract Cancer
Central Nervous System Cancer
Head and Neck Cancers
Salivary Gland Cancer
Soft Tissue Cancers
Urinary Tract Cancers
Analysing your blood sample, our test will show whether you have any tumour cells in your blood indicating that you have a type of cancer in your body right now.
How it works
You can complete a Goodbody blood test one of three ways. Each way has 3 simple steps. Click below to find out more.
We’ll deliver your test kit to your door if you need to take one to your appointment. Some of our clinics carry stock of our kits, in which case, you can just attend your appointment.
If your kit was delivered to your home remember to bring it with you. Your blood will be taken by one of our trained phlebotomists. You must then post your sample.
We’ll deliver your results via email within 5 days of receipt of your sample at our laboratory. Analyse these yourself or book a follow-up with one of our GP’s to discuss.
Select clinic & book appointment
Attend your appointment
Get your results
Arrange your in-clinic Cholesterol or Diabetes test appointment at your nearest available location.
A trained clinician will take a small sample of blood from your finger using a lancet, and test your sample using our innovative in-clinic analysers.
Your results will be given to you during your appointment – the fastest way to understand and improve your health!
Order your test for home delivery
Take a small blood sample at home
Get your results via email
Choose and pay for your test kit, it will be delivered to your address within 3-5 working days.
When your kit arrives, follow the instructions to take a small blood sample from your finger tip and post it to the laboratory.
We’ll deliver your results via email within 5 days of receipt of your sample at our laboratory.
Frequently Asked Questions
Placing an order
Which test should I choose?
You should choose the test that is right for your needs, symptoms and health concerns. Details of the health biomarkers included in each test can be found on the test pages on our website. If you want an all-round health test, we recommend the Well Woman or Well Man tests which provide the widest range of biomarkers and the best value to check numerous areas of your health.
How does the service work?
We offer a range of test solutions to suit your needs.
Some of our tests require a tiny blood sample, and so can be taken at home using a finger-prick lancet. These samples can then be either processed using the equipment within the kit, or sent to the laboratory.
Other tests require a larger volume of blood to check for more biomarkers. These need to be obtained via a blood sample taken from your vein by a professional, trained clinician, in one of our UK-wide clinic locations. The samples are then sent to a laboratory for thorough testing.
If your sample has to be tested at the laboratory, Goodbody will provide a pre-paid return address envelope so you can post your sample to our partnered laboratory on the same day the test is completed. Your results will be emailed to you within 3-5 working days of sample receipt at their site.
When will my order arrive?
We dispatch test kits every day from Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. Standard delivery is 2-3 working days. If you order before 3pm Monday-Thursday and select Express Delivery, we will send your kit out on the same afternoon, for delivery to you on the next working day. Any orders placed over the weekend or on Bank Holidays will be processed on the next working day.
How accurate are your tests?
Our tests are medically-approved and are as accurate as tests you would take in a healthcare facility. Our tests are analysed in a lab which is UKAS accredited, and registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In-Clinic tests are completed using analysers that are laboratory-standard in quality, highly reliable and accurate.
I’ve just paid, can I change my order?
If you need to make any changes to your order or your booking, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help you. Be aware that if you need to cancel your test, you may be charged a cancellation fee.
Can I order a test for someone else?
Yes – please add their details when making your booking, and then your details at the checkout if you need to. Please be aware that our tests are only for customers aged 18 or over.
Why do I need a kit for my appointment?
Many of our clinics hold a stock of blood testing supplies ready for your appointment. We also work with other locations who are qualified to take blood but do not hold blood testing supplies for us. For appointments at those locations, we will send you a complete kit to take to your appointment, which the clinician will use to take a sample of blood from your arm for testing.
How often should I take a test?
We believe it’s most effective to monitor your health regularly over time. So we recommend taking your test every three months. This is the amount of time it typically takes to see the impact of health and lifestyle changes.
Arranging an appointment
How do I book an appointment?
Booking an appointment is simple. On the test page of your choice, click the ‘Book Now’ button to start the booking process. You will then choose the preferred clinic location, date and time for your appointment. Complete your details and then simply checkout to pay for your test.
How is the test carried out?
They can be completed in various ways, depending on the test required. Our more complex blood test samples are typically taken from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. In many clinics we also offer rapid tests for Cholesterol and Diabetes, which use a small finger-prick sample of blood, analysed there and then with an innovative testing device for results whilst you wait. We also offer a range of home tests which you can complete using a tiny lancet on your finger to draw a small blood sample.
Do I need to fast before my test?
Some of our tests require you to observe a fasting period. This will be detailed in the product information.
I am nervous about my blood test appointment.
We know that blood tests can be daunting. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member to your appointment for support if you wish. Some customers also like to listen to music or audiobooks the appointment to distract them. If you feel nervous, unwell or faint, please do let the clinician know and they will be pleased to help you.
Do I need to take my kit to my appointment?
If you have requested a venous draw test and have received a test kit for this, please ensure you take the complete test kit with you to your appointment. If you don’t, the clinician will not be able to take your sample.
After your test
My blood was haemolysed - what does that mean?
A haemolysed test result or ‘haemolysis’ can happen when the red blood cells in the sample burst.
Do you provide results 7 days a week?
The laboratory analyses samples from Monday to Saturday. Results will be sent to you as soon as they are available, so you may receive them on any day the week, including at weekends.
How do I book a follow up GP consultation?
You can find out more about our online GP Consultation Service here. Appointments are available at your convenience, from 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year.