Blood Tests

We will not routinely inform you if the results are normal.

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 Healthcare Assistant 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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Blood Tests - Subject to Prior GP Authorisation Only

Requests for blood Tests are subject to prior instruction or authorisation by a Practice GP or Secondary Care (Hospital Department) only.

Any patients requesting additional tests which have not been prior agreed/authorised will be refused and shall require a GP consultation to request.

Patients who have been requested by the hospital to get blood samples done, must get these done at the Hub.

You can contact them on the Outpatient booking line.

01224 555177 or 0345 456 6000

Mon-Fri:    08:30-17:00

Saturday:   09:00-14:00

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