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The practice is requesting that ALL patients visiting the surgery  (over the age of 4y) wear some form of face covering, even if you don't have symptoms of COVID-19. This can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head - you do not need to wear a surgical mask as used by clinical staff.


If possible please attend alone as this will minimise the risk of infection to others.

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.

Our phlebotomist works every morning. Please note we do not do blood tests for children under 12. These will be referred to the hospital.

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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