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We are very pleased to announce our new CARPAL TUNNEL SURGERY AT Long Lane Surgery

Starting 27th November 2017

We have a monthly Hand Clinic which offers a full service from consultant appointments and special tests, through to hand surgery and follow up.  This service is run by Blue Sky Orthopaedics, an Orthopaedic company set up by consultants at the University Hospitals of Leicester.  

This service is available to all patients registered at a Leicester City or Leicestershire County and Rutland GP Practice

If you’ve been referred and have any questions, or would like further information please contact:
Blue Sky Orthopaedics on 07894 833310

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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