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Please note that it is no longer mandatory for patients to wear a face mask or covering when on the practice premises however we are still have infection prevention and control measures in place therefore politely request that you wear a face mask. 

If you attend for an appointment your clinician will be wearing a face mask and may ask that you do the same. Our staff are also wearing face masks and we continue to undertake lateral flow tests to manage the risk of Covid-19 in the practice.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Isabelle Senft - Practice Manager

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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