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Our Same Day Access Service is now available online.

This service is for non-urgent same day requests, between the hours of 8.00am-12.00pm

Please log in to your SystmOnline to access the request form.  If you are not registered for online services please contact our reception for further details

DURING CORONA VIRUS PERIOD THE BLOOD UNIT WILL NOT BE OPERATING NORMAL HOURS BELOW. 

 

Please note: The Blood Taking Unit (BTU) at NGH is situated in Area H

(Area H green roof building) 

The BTU provides a service for the community and hospital clinics. This unit operates a walk in service (first come first served) 

Opening Hours:   Monday - Friday 7.00am - 4.30pm Last appointment 4.15pm

Saturday 7.30am - 12.00pm

There is no service on Bank Holidays on Sunday    

Paediatric Phlebotomy Service 

Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 11:30

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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