Cater Street Surgery offer patients over the age of 16 Years old to have there Blood Test taken at the Surgery.
Appointments are avaliable from Monday to Thursday in the Morning Surgery Hours ONLY, This is not a walk-in Service you will be required to make an appointment with either our Health Care Assistant Carol or Our Nurse Julie.
Child Blood Tests
Child Blood Tests (Up to the age of 16 Years Old) are taken at Bedford Hospital
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please Telephone 01234 792204 to make an appointment.
What is a Blood Test?
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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