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We are currently still following covid-19 NHS Scotland Guidelines for patient wishing medical advice.  This means the first contact you will have with the surgery is with our health advisors who will triage your call and pass this to the GP.  The GP will then phone you back and if they feel you need to be seen face to face they will give you a time to come to the surgery.  Do not attend earlier as you will be asked to wait outside until your appointment time.  We appreciate this is frustrating, however, our staff are working hard and doing their best to keep everyone safe and we ask you to be respectful of this.  Thank you for your co operation.

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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