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OPEN DAY AT NORTHGATE MEDICAL PRACTICE THIS SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER

(including Flu Vaccination clinic for patients aged 65 years and under - BOOK NOW FOR YOUR FLU VACCINATION ! )  

SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER 2018 - 8.30 am to 12.30 pm

Pop in and say hello ! There will be plenty of people to meet and chat to from Age UK, Carers Association, Kent Fire and Rescue, Macmillan, Think Action, OneYou Lifestyle Advisors and of course our lovely staff.  

       

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.

 

Results are available between 2pm and 4pm.  Please call us between these times, thank you

 
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