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When you attend for a test, you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. To get the results after this time has passed, please call our reception team between 10am - 12pm and  2:00pm - 6:00pm.

Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results but will pass on any comments made by the clinician who has looked at the result.

It is your responsibility to call for your results and make any necessary follow-up appointment. If the follow-up appointment is with a doctor,  it is best that you make your appointment with the doctor who requested the test as this provides continuity of care.

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only give out results to the patient who has had the test unless that person has let us know that we can provide them to someone else or they are not capable of understanding them.

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is a sample of blood taken 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

A blood test usually involves us taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. The usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

Urine Samples

You may be asked to hand in a sample of urine for testing. Only samples requested by a doctor or nurse will be accepted at reception.

Please make sure that your sample is in an appropriate container with your name and date of birth clearly marked on it. You can complete THIS SLIP to hand to Reception along with your sample or else be given a slip to complete when you come into the Practice

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