Regular blood testing is one of the best ways to keep track of your physical health. Getting your blood tested routinely can let you see how your body changes gradually and push you to make more informed decisions about your well-being and lifestyle.
If you are looking for a blood test in Liverpool, Ghosh Medical Group is here for you. They provide the highest standard of care and 100% patient confidentiality. What’s more, they have state-of-the-art facilities that guarantee accurate results and high-quality care.
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How often should you get your blood tested?
It is recommended to get a blood test once a year, particularly at the same time as your routine physical checkup. However, there are reasons that can make you get a blood test more often. These include:
If you have been experiencing some unusual symptoms, including sudden weight gain/reduction, fatigue, or recurring pain.
You want to reduce the risk of any future health complications because blood tests can reveal various conditions or diseases in their earliest stages possible.
How to prepare for a blood test
You will be advised appropriately by your doctor before you have your blood test. Depending on the nature of your blood test, you may be requested not to eat or drink anything apart from water for up to 12 hours. Additionally, there are particular medications or supplements you are not supposed to take a few hours before your appointment. You must follow your doctor’s instructions, as it might impact your blood test results.
What happens during a blood test?
A doctor at the facility will draw your blood sample from a vein in your arm. To draw the blood sample, he or she will apply a tourniquet to your upper arm. This is basically a tight-fitting band that squashes your arm, delaying the blood flow. As a result, your vein will start swelling, allowing for easier sampling. After that, the doctor will clean that area with an antiseptic wipe and insert the syringe into the vein. You may feel some discomfort during the procedure, especially when the needle is inserted into your skin.
Once the doctor has drawn the blood into the syringe, he or she will remove the needle as well as release the tourniquet. The doctor will gently apply pressure to where your blood sample was taken with some cotton wool to stop bleeding if there is any.
The sample will then be taken to the lab and examined. Depending on the nature of the blood test, the result can be ready within the same day or 72 hours. It can even be longer than this.
Receiving medical results can sometimes be emotionally challenging, Fortunately, we at Ghosh Medical Group pride ourselves on handling patient care discreetly and sensitively.
Why choose Ghosh Medical Group for your routine blood test
- Our laboratories are accredited
- Our lab technicians are highly trained and qualified
- Accurate results
- State-of-the-art lab equipment