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The Practice will be closed from 12.30pm on Tuesday 10 September 2019 for staff training. Please call 999 in an event of a medical emergency or 0300 123 0762 if you require urgent medical assistance from the out of hours GP service. The Practice will re-open at 8am on Wednesday 11 September. 


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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.


Due to a change in service at Scarborough Hospital we are now unable to send our patients to the Pathology Lab for blood tests. All blood tests will now be taken at the Surgery. If you require anymore information, please contact the surgery.


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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