Whitchurch Village Practice
Dr Gareth Hayes, Dr Catherine Davies, Dr Niamh MacConnell

Blood Tests

Blood tests recommended by the doctors are usually done by the phlebotomists on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings and Friday afternoon. Whilst the phlebotomists are experts at taking blood samples, they are not nurses and are unable to offer any other type of health care.

Our practice nurses will take blood samples if required urgently, but it is important that we do not use up nurse's appointments with routine blood tests.

Please Note:

  1. For cholesterol, lipid and blood glucose tests you need to fast from midnight, and have nothing to eat or drink except water until you have your blood test (please ask for an early morning appointment).
  2. For children under 10 years who need blood tests, an anaesthetic cream is available to reduce the pain (ask a doctor or nurse). Blood tests in the under 5s should be booked with a doctor, 5-10 years of age with a nurse.
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