Fast-Track Diagnostic Testing

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Get the answers you need within as little as 48 hours.

This is the right page for you if you need or you’re waiting for diagnostic tests.
And you want to:


Avoid the anguish of lengthy delays

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Get test results back quickly


Move to the right treatment, right away

The answers you need

Diagnostic tests are necessary to find out if you have cancer, what type it is and whether or not it’s spread. They’re also used to assess how effective a particular treatment has been. Or as part of a routine follow-up when you’re in remission. The type of test you need depends on which type of cancer is suspected or has already been diagnosed.

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A Scan And Biopsy Was Done That Same Day

The service has been first class. We went to the first consultation on Monday and a scan and biopsy was done that same day. Results came back on Wednesday and we’re having the operation on Saturday. Every second counts and the quicker we can have the operation, the better chance my father will have of making a full recovery.

Mr Chao Liu. London.

We’ll fast-track cancer tests including:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(MRI) Scans

Blood Tests / Tissue Biopsies

Computerised Tomography
(CT) scans

Ultrasound, Mammograms
& other X-rays

Genetic Profiling / DNA Sequencing

Hereditary Testing / Private Screening

How it works

With a network of private cancer experts in London’s Harley Street and other centres of excellence, fast-track cancer tests and biopsies can usually be organised within 24 hours. So in as little as 48 hours you could have the answers you need. All we need to get started is a referral letter from your GP or doctor. Don’t have a referral letter? That’s OK. We’ll arrange an appointment with a private GP for you ahead of your diagnostic test.

We can arrange for:


A private GP referral letter


Prompt appointments – often within 24 hours

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Fast-tracked results – often within 48 hours


Results reviewed by an expert in your cancer type

Rev. David Souter - Harley Street Concierge

Operation Carried Out Within One Week

Having enjoyed the first six months of my retirement, it transpired from an incidental visit to hospital that I actually had a brain tumour. The local NHS were helpful but the proposed timescale was likely to greatly increase the risk of the outcome. Harley Street Concierge’s knowledge proved to be excellent and the timescale was impressive. Within days I travelled to London, was scanned and introduced to a highly commended neurosurgeon. My operation was carried out successfully within one week of my first meeting with the consultant. I have my holiday smile back again.

Rev. David Souter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Harley Street Concierge charges £50* to fast-track the majority of diagnostic tests and results. Hereditary Testing and Tumour Profiling are £90* to arrange.


*Medical and other third party costs are charged separately. These are payable directly to the appropriate clinic/provider and will be discussed with you in advance.

Absolutely. Many clients use us to organise a scan or test that would otherwise have taken longer on the NHS. You can return to the NHS to continue your treatment at any time.

Fast-track diagnostic tests and biopsies can usually be organised within 24 hours. So in as little as 48 hours you could have the answers you need. An exception to this is genetic profiling. These test results are generally returned within 14-21 days.

You’re bound to have questions and we’ll happily take care of you for two weeks following your results.

If you think you’d benefit from ongoing support following fast-track cancer tests and throughout your journey, click here to find out about our personalised cancer support service.

MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. The scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images of organs in the body. It does not involve x-rays. When you have a MRI scan, you’ll be positioned within a scanner machine so that it can form a magnetic field around the area of your body that needs imaging.

CT (or CAT) stands for computerised (axial) tomography. A CT scan combines a number of x-ray images taken from different angles to produce a cross-section image of an abnormal area in the body, such as a tumour – so that the inside can be seen without cutting into it. You usually have a CT scan in a hospital or clinic’s x-ray (radiology) department.

The analysis of DNA from body tissue samples can be used to help diagnose a disease such as cancer and also learn how it may respond to a particular drug or treatment.

A mammogram is the name given to a breast x-ray. Mammograms are used to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms. They can also be used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women showing signs or symptoms including a lump, pain, skin dimpling or nipple discharge.

Testing that looks for specific inherited changes or ‘mutations’ in a person’s genetic make-up. Such mutations can increase an individual’s risk of developing a disease and are thought to play a role in 5-10% of cancers.

Removal of a sample of body tissue so that it can be examined more closely. Usually samples are taken from an area of tissue that appears abnormal or suspicious in order to rule out or diagnose a disease.

Yes. We can still fast-track cancer tests for you. We’ll also organise accommodation, flights, transfers and interpreters if you’d find that helpful.

Feel ready to be in touch? Have another question that isn’t listed here?

Call us on 0207 965 0280 or complete our secure enquiry form below and we’ll happily take care of you. We won’t sell to you but we’ll let you know if we can help. And if we don’t think we’re the best use of your energy and resources right now, we’ll be honest about that too.

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