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Blood Tests

Appointments for blood tests may be made at the surgery.

Please see our current schedule when we able to offer blood tests:

Monday:

08.30 - 11.30

Tuesday:

12.00 - 15.00

 Wednesday:   

08.30 - 11.30

Thursday:

12.00 - 15.00

Friday:

08:30 - 11:30

 

If you are required to have a fasting blood test (usually for cholesterol or glucose tests) please advise reception so they can give you an early morning appointment.

For a fasting blood test please refrain from eating or drinking anything other than water from midnight the night before the test.

About Blood Tests

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
 
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