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Patient Info

 

We perform laboratory testing on a range of different types of samples. The types of specimens we can collect at our blood test centres include: blood samples, urine and skin scrapings or swabs from, for example, your throat or ear.


The most commonly performed tests are done on a blood sample. A blood test is a laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample, which is usually bled from a vein in the arm using a needle.


Laboratory tests aid medical staff, including your GP, to make decisions about your health and well- being.


Your Doctor may order a laboratory test for a number of different reasons:

To provide information to assist with a diagnosis
To confirm a diagnosis
To monitor treatment
To allow early diagnosis of an illness before symptoms arise
To ensure selected treatment for an illness is the most appropriate

 

 

Difficult Veins

 

If you know you have difficult veins, or are a little scared of needles, then we can take care of you because our phlebotomists are highly experienced. They are used to bleeding a variety of people from all walks of life and very sick hospitalised people every day. Our phlebotomists also have specific guidelines they follow to ensure a stress free blood collection for those with difficult veins and needle phobias. Just let them know your concern when you arrive.

 
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