Blood Test (Phlebotomy)

Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working.

Specifically, blood tests can help doctors:

• Evaluate how well organs, like the kidneys, liver, and heart, are working

• Diagnose diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, anaemia, and heart disease

• Learn whether you have risk factors for heart disease

• Check whether medicines you’re taking are working

For some, you may need to fast (not eat any food) for 8 to 12 hours before the test. Your doctor will let you know whether this is necessary.

Your doctor should get the results of your blood tests and discuss them with you. Blood tests show whether the levels of different substances in your blood fall within a normal range. Your doctor will discuss any unusual or abnormal results with you.

Charges for blood tests by appointment with our Nurse will apply.