Most patients attend the Tuesday morning (09:00 -10:45) 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 healthcare 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 13:00 and 15:00 as the telephone lines are very busy when the surgeries are operating. If possible, please avoid telephoning for blood results on Mondays.
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.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.