Blood Tests

Blood tests can be done by appointment only.

All registered patients and non-registered patients, aged 2 and over.

Please contact reception on 01634 671037 to book your appointment.

Please bring with you your blood form.

Should you have a fasting test then please let the receptionist know and they will book you in for an early morning appointment.

We can now also provide Glucose Tolerance Testing for registered and non-registered patients.

Other providers can be found by clicking on the link below: 

What is a blood test?

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 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 website.