Getting a blood test

Book an appointment with the phlebotomist who is at the Surgery every morning Monday to Friday.

Please bring your blood request form if you have one.

Appointments for blood tests may be booked up to 4 weeks ahead.

Samples

If you need to supply a sample for your doctor or nurse please make sure that it is in a sterile container with your name and address clearly marked on the outside. Free specimen bottles are available from reception. You will be asked to complete an information sheet which should be given to the receptionist when handing in your specimen.

Getting a Result

You are requested to allow 5 working days when telephoning your doctor or nurse for blood results and you should allow up to 3 weeks when waiting for X-ray or hospital test results, unless you are advised otherwise. (Reception staff are not allowed to give results to patients, although the doctor may leave a message for the Receptionist to pass on).

If you have been given a hospital discharge letter you are requested to send it to the doctor as soon as possible.