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Late Spring Bank Holiday


We will be working as usual from 8am to 6.30pm on Friday 24th May.  We will then be closed on Monday 27th May for the Late Spring Bank Holiday.  If you need to see a GP when we are closed, please go one of our GP Access Centres:  Belmont Health Centre, 516 Kenton Lane, Harrow HA3 9LT.  They will have access to your medical records.  It is open from 8am to 8pm (last appointment 7.40pm), 7 days a week.   

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.

Our Blood Test appointments are conducted in the morning (from 9am to early afternoon (latest time 2pm).  This is due to the fact that the Courier collects our samples twice a day at 1pm and 3pm as samples are not left overnight in the surgery.

 
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