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Following the Welsh Government announcement about a lock-down on Friday, please be advised that our flu clinic at Bridges Community Centre on Saturday, 24th October will go ahead.  Those patients who are booked into the flu clinic may travel to Bridges as it is deemed an essential journey.

This year demand for the flu vaccination has been particularly high; if you didn't manage to book a Flu Clinic appointment, please now contact us to add your name to our waiting list.  We will contact you as soon as we have news about additional stock.

Many thanks for your patience

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4We offer pre-bookable appointments with the Phlebotomist for fasting bloods.  Please contact reception if a clinician has asked you to attend for a fasting blood test.

 

We are no longer able to do consultant requested or private hospital bloods.  Please contact your hospital phlebotomy service to make an appointment.

 

A 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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