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Blood Tests

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By appointment 08:30 to 11:30 Monday to Friday.

Please contact reception to make an appointment.

When the surgery clinics are full patients are advised to attend the Hospital clinic.

Patients must remember to bring their blood test forms with them.

Fasting Blood Tests

If you are having a FASTING blood test you must fast for 14 hours before your test. Do not eat anything after 7pm the previous night.

You MUST, however, continue to drink plain water (but not tea/coffee/fruit juice etc).

You may want to bring a snack with you to eat following your fasting blood test. Bring your medication with you if you are a diabetic so that you can take it immediately after the blood test.

Eating and Drinking

We advise you to drink plenty of fluid before any blood test. If you do not drink enough the phlebotomist may not be able to obtain a blood sample from you and you will have to rebook another appointment.

If, however, your Doctor has said you should have a restricted fluid intake please drink as advised.

For other information about blood tests please go to the following website: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

 
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