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Extended Hours

Evening and weekend appointments are available from mid-September 2018 at Iridium Medical Practice for patients who are registered with the following GP practices:

• Acocks Green Medical Practice

• Bordesley Green Surgery

• Garretts Green Lane Surgery

• Iridium Medical Practice

• Poolway Medical Centre

• Small Heath Medical Practice

• Swan Medical Centre

• The Sheldon Practice

• Victoria Road Surgery

• Yardley Green Medical Centre

Appointments must be booked in advance through your own GP practice and are available with a range of clinicians including GPs, nurses and health care assistants.

Associated document 

Extended Access Leaflet

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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