Will I see the results of my blood test?

With your permission, we can send you the results from your blood tests. These results will be: total and HDL cholesterol and glycated haemoglobin tests. If you wish, we can also send these results to your GP along with your blood pressure results. We will need your consent to do this.

If you consent to us extracting DNA from your blood sample, we will not be able to provide you with the results of genetic testing.  The tests that will be done on your DNA are for research purposes, and are not the same as clinical genetic tests. The results cannot be used for individual diagnosis. As such, we will not routinely feed back your individual results, but we will share the broader findings from the research with all study members, in our regular mailings and on our website.