Book a Laboratory Test

Blood tests can only be booked on the advice of a doctor or nurse, or if you have been contacted by the surgery and invited to do so. If a hospital doctor is requesting a blood test, then they must provide you with a form, which you should bring to your appointment.  If you are having a blood test for a hospital outside our local area, then you will be asked to provide some more information to ensure that the results are communicated to your specialist safely.

Test results can be viewed on-line using Patient Access. We would encourage you to use this method if possible.

If telephoning for results please do so after 2pm as the receptionists are busy dealing with more urgent calls during the morning. The receptionist will be able to pass on the result to you provided that it has been viewed by a doctor, but they are not qualified to interpret the results.

You will need to give 2-3 days for most blood and urine samples to be tested and for the results to return to the practice. X-rays can take 2 weeks to return.

We will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.