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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 21st January- 27th January

Broomhill Practice will be having a drop-in smear taking day on Thursday 24th January 19. If you are overdue your smear test why don’t you pop in between 8am and 5:30pm and see Sister Stewart. If you have never had a smear and wish to talk it over with Sister Stewart you can also drop in on Thursday 24th January. See Latest News for more information.

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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