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Queen's Jubilee Closure - Friday 3rd June 

The practice will be closed on Friday 3rd June and will re-open at 8am on Monday 6th June. 

Please ensure you request your repeat medication in plenty of time to allow for the closure of the practice and some pharmacies.

If you require urgent medical attention while the surgery is closed please call NHS 24 on 111.

Always call 999 in the event of a life-threatening emergency.

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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