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The current partners of the surgery have formed Boulevard Medical Practice Limited. The running of Boulevard Medical Practice will transfer over to Boulevard Medical Practice LTD on 1st October 2020.

Blood Tests

test tubes containing bloodA 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. We do not take blood samples from children who are under 12 years old. This will need to book through an appointment at the hospital (reception can provide this number). 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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