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Noticeboard

Notice: You will be aware that the practice website looks a little different.  This is because we have merged the websites of Newmarket Road Surgery and St Stephen’s Gate Medical Practice together to represent the one partnership we now are, operating over the two sites.  The new  website should allow you to find all the information you need easily and clearly.  All the online services such as booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions operate in exactly the same way as before.  If you notice anything is missing or not working correctly, especially those patients who were used to the old Newmarket Road Surgery website, do contact Rosemary Moore the practice manager who will investigate. Rosemary.moore@nhs.net.

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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