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It is with regret that we are informing you that Dr Mercer has decided to resign as a Partner and from Lawn Medical Centre from Easter of this year. We would like to reassure you that you will continue to receive the highest quality of care from our Doctors and Nurses and we hope to have another GP in place by April. We are sure you will want to join us in thanking Dr Mercer for his many years of service, and wish him all the best for the future as he takes time to pursue his other interests

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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