When the doctor orders laboratory tests, you will be asked to provide samples, and/or to make an appointment. We hold phlebotomy (the sampling of blood) clinics on Monday to Friday between 8:30 – 12:00, by appointment only.
If the surgery’s phlebotomy clinics are fully booked, we can book blood test appointments at the Extended Access clinics, the nearest is held at Nuffield Road Medical Centre. Blood tests can be done on a Wednesday evening 18:00- 20:30, Friday evening 18:00- 20:30 and Saturday mornings 08:00- 13:00
Please note drug monitoring bloods should be carried out at East Barnwell Health Centre.
For other samples, such as urine, stool/faeces and sputum tests, containers can be obtained from reception. Please hand laboratory specimens into reception before 2:00pm on weekdays, making sure you have clearly labelled the specimen with your name, date of birth and the day the sample was taken. These will then be sent to the laboratory for testing.
Allow enough sufficient time for the results to come back and be processed (usually one week) before telephoning. We can only give results to the patient, carer (with patients consent), and parent of minors.
Please understand that our receptionists are not medically qualified and so cannot answer any questions about your results. She/he can only pass on to you the message recorded on your results by the doctor. If the doctor needs to see or speak to you urgently regarding the test results, you will be contacted by the surgery. In all other cases, it is the patient’s responsibility to contact the surgery to obtain the laboratory test results.
When enquiring about a result please telephone after 10:00am, when the switchboard is quieter and results will have been received and reported on by the doctor. Sometimes the receptionist will ask you to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the results.
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