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School Lane Pharmacy is now open Monday - Friday 8.30am till 19.00pm and Saturday's 9.00am till 17.30pm. 

As of the 9th April we are now running a joint phlebotomy service with Grove Lane Surgery.  This is to try and decrease our patient waiting times at the surgery.

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. The usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. 

A walk in service for blood tests is available Monday  - Friday 0830 - 1200 at the Healthy Living Centre.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Blood-tests/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 
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