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Due to Coronavirus, Lancaster Medical Practice is continuing to screen ALL requests for appointments.  It is important that you answer all questions honestly and accurately to ensure we provide you with the correct advice and treatment, and to protect our staff and other patients. 


We have temporarily switched off some of our online booking facilities.  Appointments can be made by telephoning the practice.  Alternatively, there are a limited number of telephone call back slots available to book through the myGP app.  Booking into one of these slots will trigger a call-back from our Reception Team.  Please note the call-back is NOT at a specific time.


Please read the guidance below concerning Coronavirus.

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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 Choices website.

 
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