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CHANGES TO TRAVEL VACCINATIONS-

As of April 1st 2022 General Practices will no longer be providing travel health services. Please click on the link below to access information on what vaccinations are required, together with malarial and safe travel advice. More information can be found in the services section under travel immunisations.

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To ensure our patients get access to the most appropriate care quickly and safely please click on the the link below

Right Care, Right Place - NHSGGC

 


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.

Please note blood test results will take up to a week to come back to the practice. 

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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