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Christmas Opening Hours

Elm Lodge Surgery will only be closed on the public holidays over the festive period.

Friday 22nd DecemberOPEN AS USUAL 8am - 6:30pm
Monday 25th DecemberCLOSED
Tuesday 26th DecemberCLOSED
Wednesday 27th DecemberOPEN AS USUAL 8am - 6:30pm
Thursday 28th DecemberOPEN AS USUAL 8am - 6:30pm
Friday 29th DecemberOPEN AS USUAL 8am - 6:30pm
Monday 1st JanuaryCLOSED
Tuesday 2nd JanuaryOPEN AS USUAL 8am - 6:30pm

Whilst the surgery is closed please contact the Out-Of-Hours Doctor, SELDOC on 02086939066

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.

 
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