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From the 3rd June 2019 the following change will take place at Malvern.

The practice will no longer have walk in clinics.  You will have to ring between 8:30am and 9:30am or 2:00pm and 3:00pm and the doctor will ring you back.   PLEASE BE AWARE, THIS SEVICE IS FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ONLY.

Please note that the telephone lines will now close from 5:30pm. In the event of a medical emergency between 5:30pm and 6:00pm please call 07564028789. Then North and West urgent care from 6:00pm onwards.

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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