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The under 65 (at risk group) vaccine is now available.  We will be running a catch up clinic on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December.  Please contact the Practice should you wish to get booked in for your vaccine. 

Please bring your completed questionnaire with you that you received for your first appointment letter in October.  If you do not have it do not worry as you will be able to complete once here. 

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OUTSIDE OUR OPENING HOURS PLEASE CONTACT

DALRIADA URGENT CARE TEL: 028 25663500

 

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.

 
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