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COVID-19 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, we ask that all patients who require appointments phone Reception on 01382 228228 and DO NOT attend in person to do so. All requests for appointments will be Triaged by our Reception staff in the first instance.

If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms you should stay at home and self-isolate for 7 days. Please visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for the up-to-date information. If your symptoms worsen (or last longer than 7 days) then you should call NHS24  on 111 for further advice. Please only phone the Surgery for non-coronavirus queries.

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 Inform website.

 
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