A blood test involves a sample of blood taken for testing 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 or to check your blood count plus vitamin levels.
In order to have a blood test carried out it must be requested by one of our GP'S in our practice.
How is a blood test carried out?
Some blood tests require several samples taken over a period of time. For example, they may be done to check how you respond to a glucose load for instance. The results can help detect health problems in early stages, when treatments or lifestyle changes may work best.
Your doctor may consider other factors to confirm a diagnosis including; your signs and symptoms, your medical history, your vital signs (blood pressure, breathing, pulse, and temperature) and results from other tests and procedures.