Review carried out by: HCA
Frequency of review: Check with surgery
Appointment Duration: 10 min
Current status: Available
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).