Diagnostic Services

Learn more about our Diagnostic Services.

Diagnostic Services at Wilbraham Place Practice…

“Our phlebotomy (blood taking) service is done in order to assess the general health of our patients, confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection, see how well organs are functioning etc. We provide an outpatient service for patients referred to us by their GPs – you do not need to be a registered patient at our practice to benefit from this service.”

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Your Appointment: When attending for a blood test please…

  • Ensure that you bring your blood test request form with you
  • Wear clothing that gives easy access to your arm (e.g. short sleeves or with sleeves that can be rolled up)

The majority of blood tests do not require you to take any special actions before attending for the test. If your doctor has requested a specific test that requires you to do certain things before coming for your appointment (e.g. not to eat anything for a certain number of hours), the doctor will inform you when he/she gives you the blood test request form and he/she will explain what you need to do before attending for your blood test.

 

The diagnostic services are provided by Dr. Nara Nairi at Wilbraham Place Practice…

Dr. Nara Nairi Contact Details:
E. nara@doctornairi.com
T. 07841 462289

Times:
Thursday & Friday mornings

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. Electrodes are attached to the skin to detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats. The ECG machine records these signals and is then reviewed by a doctor to see if they’re unusual.

The test may be requested by a heart specialist (cardiologist) or any doctor who thinks you might have a problem with your heart, including your GP.

The ECG is normally done to investigate symptoms of a possible heart problem, such as chest pain, suddenly noticeable heartbeats (palpitations), dizziness and shortness of breath.

How an ECG is carried out…

Normally the test involves attaching a number of electrodes to your arms, legs and chest. These are connected by wires to an ECG recording machine. The test itself will normally only last a few minutes, and you can usually go home soon afterwards. A qualified practitioner will conduct the test and discuss the test process and afterwards, the results. Please contact us for more details.

An ECG can help detect…

  • Arrhythmias – where the heart beats too slowly, too quickly, or irregularly
  • Coronary heart disease – where the heart’s blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances
  • Heart attacks – where the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked
  • Cardiomyopathy – where the heart walls become thickened or enlarged
  • A series of ECGs can also be taken over time to monitor a person already diagnosed with a heart condition or taking medication known to potentially affect the heart.

 Diagnostic service providers at Wilbraham Place Practice…

Dr. Nara Nairi