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How to book a blood test for children under 12 years of age:


 


-Book via Swiftqueue www.swiftqueue.co.uk Registration must be completed in full and confirmation of the booking received before attending.


 


-For those that do not have internet access, and also for children who have learning disabilities, call Children’s Outpatients on 01708 435289


 


-Children with special needs should ONLY be booked on a Monday.


 


-Bloods for genetic testing should be booked before 11am and no genetic bloods on a Friday

X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

 
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