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Covid19 Vaccine

The age group the practice has been asked to vaccinate is only aged 80 and over. All other age groups will be lettered in order by NHS Scotland, and will receive vaccinations at mass vaccination centres across Lanarkshire.

Please direct any queries to the helpline on 0800 030 8013. Please do not contact your GP practice.

If you are an unpaid carer you will be eligible for the vaccine. Please follow the link below to register.

Unpaid Carers 

 

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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