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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:
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.