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  We are open on Wednesdays at 7am

The Practie List Is full, therefore we are not taking on any new Patient registrations

The Surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on 8th November for staff training

CHILDRENS FLU VACCINES ARE NOW IN.... PLEASE TELEPHONE TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS

FLU VACCINE CLINICS CAN NOW BE BOOKED.... IF YOU ARE OVER 65 YEARS, ON DISEASE REGISTER PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR VACCINE.....

We have moved... we are now located at 2 Duke Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8HQ, for more information see latest news.      

When the surgery is closed - For medical advice dial 111 or in an emergency dial 999

The Emergency Surgery is only for use by patients who are  already registered with the Practice

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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