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BLOOD CLINICS    The Drop In Blood Clinic will END on Friday 30th June 2017.     AS FROM 3rd JULY 2017 The Blood Clinic will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY.   Blood Clinic Appointments can be made by Telephoning Reception on 01492 550430 or Online via My Health Online.


If you require further details about our online facilities with My Health Online, and how to register with this service, please ask at reception.


New e-mail advice service is now available please see appointments tab above 


 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A 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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