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The practice will be CLOSED from 1pm on Thursday 6th December 2018

and will re open on Friday 7th December 2018 @ 0830

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.

Walk In Blood Test Clinics

We run drop-in clinics (no appointment needed) on the following days:

Leylands Branch

Monday08:30 - 11:00
Tuesday08:30 - 11:00
Wednesday13:00 - 15:30
Thursday08:30 - 11:00
Friday09:00 - 11:30

Wrose Health Centre Branch

Monday09:00 - 11:00
Wednesday09:00 - 11:00
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