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From 01 April 2018, the practice or service you use is run by Salford Primary Care Together.

The names of the practices have changed and so you will see this name on letters you might receive from your practice/service or on posters and leaflets:

-Salford Primary Care Together (Eccles)

-Salford Primary Care Together (Little Hulton)

-Salford Primary Care Together (Willow Tree)

-Salford Primary Care Together (Homeless service)

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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