WHY DO I NEED BLOOD TESTS?
Blood tests are used to diagnose illness and useful as they can draw attention to health problems. It tells us a great deal.
ARE THERE RISKS TO TAKING A BLOOD TEST?
We use a new needle for every patient. We take extra measures so you stay away from being infected. There is just a slight risk of discomfort when the needle went in.
HOW IS THE TEST CARRIED OUT?
The nurse will draw a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm to draw a thin needle. Some tests require a quick finger-prick. Drawing blood usually is a quick procedure.
WHAT DO YOUR RESULTS SHOW?
Blood tests are done to identify which illness and take preventative measures. Your blood test results will show if you have a particular illness or a mineral deficiency, such as iron. They can also show whether the levels of various substances in your blood to give you an indicator so you are aware if you have any deficiencies.
HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR A BLOOD TEST?
Before registering for a blood test, some tests require you to fast for up to 12 hours. Your doctor will advise you accordingly.