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The practice is now operating a closed door policy, Patients will not be given entry without prior arrangement. On arrival Patients will be asked questions regarding Coronavirus before entering the premises.  ALL requests for appointments will be triaged. Help us to help you by staying away and only contacting the Surgery by telephone.


The building works at Roman Gate Surgery are now complete however access to the site remains limited due to ongoing IT issues that prevent the surgery from functioning fully.  Thankyou for your patience and understanding it is appreciated by the partners and management team of Hicks Group Practice.

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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