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In May 2017 we joined with the six other practices in North Ceredigion, the new name of the limited company is Cambrian Primary care. We hope to work more together in the future to enable services to continue being delivered efficiently and effectively. Limited data may be shared amongst practices in the future - for more information or to opt out see 'Sharing of GP Record.'  For now we will all continue running as six individual practices as usual. By working together more we hope to sustain and improve the services we currently provide.

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. 

Alternatively you can look at   http://labtestsonline.org.uk/

 
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