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Important Notice - New Phone System

We are (through necessity) having a new phone system installed on the Monday 16th September 2019. There will inevitably be some disruption to our normal service whilst the installation is taking place and our staff get to grips with the new way of working. Please be patient with us. The system will have several benefits to our patients and staff including a ‘Queuebuster’ facility which lets you know where you are in the queue and will even call you back if there is a long wait. We are hoping normal operation will be resumed very quickly following installation.

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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