Blood test photoWhat is a blood test?

A blood test is taking a sample of blood for testing in a laboratory. 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
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
  • screen for certain genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis.

Most blood tests only take a few minutes to complete and we provide this service within surgery to patients aged 16 and over.

If your child requires a blood test you can take them to either:

  • University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire - UHCW (Walsgrave Hospital) Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, CV2 2DX
  • City of Coventry Health Centre - 2 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry CV1 4FS

Preparing for a blood test

How is a blood test obtained?

How do i find out my results?