Elmbank Group Practice

Elmbank Group Practice

Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2XE

Current time is 07:11 - Sorry, we're closed

NHS

Telephone: 0345 337 0710

Fax: 01224 661599

Tests & Results

Test results will be given out by reception staff between 11:30 and 15:00.

A particular doctor is usually available to discuss abnormal tests and to give advice between 15:10 and 15:40. Urgent advice is available throughout our opening hours.

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

Blood Tests

A 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.