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The Practice is experiencing some technical problems with the telephone system, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and can assure you our technicians are investigating the problem.


***ONLINE BOOKING FOR DOCTORS TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE***
When booking your telephone consultation with the Doctor state the telephone number you request to be called on and the reason for the call.   Please note the time may vary due to unforeseen circumstances, but the Doctors will do their up most to call you within an hour of your booking.

 

                                      

Blood Tests

test tubes containing bloodA 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

Please note that blood tests are only to be taken if authorised by a clinician.

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.

Pre-op blood tests need to be booked in the morning? (and not the afternoon)

This is because the sample has to be ‘fresh’ and can’t be kept overnight and therefore by doing it in the morning the sample can be taken at lunchtime to the lab.

Patient's will be given a (red) blood form by the hospital to bring into the surgery to get the test.

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