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Wuhan Novel Coronavirus - Advice 31.1.2020

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 13.3.20

IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, IF YOU HAVE A NEW CONTINOUS COUGH OR HIGH TEMPERATURE PLEASE STAY AT HOME FOR 7 DAYS. PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY, A&E OR THE PHARMACY - YOU DO NOT NEED TO PHONE NHS 111 TO TELL THEM YOU'RE STAYING AT HOME.

USE THE NHS 111 ONLINE SERVICE - IF YOU FEEL YOU CANNOT COPE AT HOME OR YOUR CONDITION GETS WORSE OR YOU ARE NOT BETTER AFTER 7 DAYS. DO NOT VISIT THE SURGERY, A&E OR THE PHARMACY

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 inside the elbow or 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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