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DID YOU KNOW........We are OPEN from 8 am until 8 pm at our Park Road site for ALL patients

This means that during those hours you do not need to go to A&E if it is not an accident or a life threatening emergency

We also offer routine appointments during these hours

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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

You can always talk to your GP about what the tests are for and why. However a good resource is the www.patient.co.uk site. They have a lot of information about blood tests for you to read. Click this link to read more.

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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