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Blood Tests

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

  • check if you have an infection

  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are working

  • screen for certain genetic conditions


Most blood tests only take a few minutes to complete and are carried out at your GP surgery or local hospital by a doctor, nurse or phlebotomist (a specialist in taking blood samples).


Read about some common types of blood test.


For more information about a wider range of tests, search the blood test A-Z index on Lab Tests Online UK.