Tests and Results
Patients can attend the MONDAY morning (9am - 10.45am) drop-in ‘community phlebotomy clinic’ which is upstairs in the Health Centre. You do not need an appointment for this service.
Alternatively blood testing is available by appointment only with Julie, our Health Care Assistant on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings.
Please note – You may be requested to provide a fasting sample. Fasting means nothing to eat or drink, except water, for 12 hours before your test, however it is important to make sure you continue to drink plenty of water whilst you are fasting.
Click here to see a list of the common blood/urine tests that we perform in the practice.
If we have asked you to make a ROUTINE APPOINTMENT for a blood test please note that ‘routine’ means any time in the next month or so.
Your blood test results should be available within a week. You can telephone the practice for your results although the doctors comment on all results and if there is any follow up action needed we will contact you. If you decide to telephone for your results ideally you should phone between 1pm and 3pm as the telephone lines are very busy when the surgeries are operating. If possible, please avoid telephoning for blood results on Mondays. Please expect to be asked to call back if you ring for test results outside these times.
You can also request access to your test results on-line using on-line services.
Please note, the reception staff are not clinicians. They are unable to advise you on what your blood results mean. They can only pass on the doctor’s comments.