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Blood Tests

Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are o3dtubesne 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 an infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves a clinician taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are taken at the hospital. 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 UK website.

 
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