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ACCESS PRACTICE AT OPENING HOURS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC FROM MONDAY 1st JUNE 2020

9:30AM – 12:45PM

1:45PM – 4:30PM

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: # a high temperature # a new continuous cough # any loss of sense of smell or taste.

PLEASE PHONE THE PRACTICE ON 0131 240 2810, preferably with a contact number for a clinician to call you back.

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.  Do not attend the surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.  We will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Women Only Clinic at 17 Leith Street until further notice.

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.

 

 
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