Quarryside Medical Practice

Linden Medical Centre, 25 Floors Street, Johnstone, PA5 8PZ

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Blood Tests

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.

To Get Your Test Results

To get your test results  please telephone the surgery four or five days after the blood sample has been taken.

X-rays can take longer – allow four to five weeks.

Patients do not need to make an appointment to get blood results from a doctor or nurse – the doctor will examine the results and put a note on your records which the receptionists are able to advise you of the result.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 12:30
    13:30 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 12:30
    13:30 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 12:30
    13:30 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 12:30
    13:30 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:30 until 12:30
    13:30 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED