Blood Tests

Blood tests are taken for many different reasons. For example, to:

  • Help diagnose certain conditions, or to rule them out if symptoms suggest possible conditions.
  • Monitor the activity and severity of certain conditions. For example, a blood test may help to see if a condition is responding to treatment.
  • Check the body's functions such as liver and kidney function when you are taking certain medicines which may cause side-effects.
  • Check your blood group before receiving a blood transfusion.

Information and advice on Blood Tests
Find out how is a blood test normally taken for both adults and children, visit NHS Choices

Can I eat and drink before a blood test?
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Range of Blood tests
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Are there any complications from Blood Testing?
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