Results of urine and blood tests can take between 48 hours and 7 working days to come back from the laboratory. We do not contact you with results. The person ordering the test should tell you whether you need a further appointment after or whether you should phone reception.( if you are phoning please call between 10-4pm)
By registering online to detail coded record, you will be able to access all future blood results online as well.
The doctor needs to read and interpret each result first. The receptionist will be able to tell you if any further action is required but is not qualified to discuss the result with you. Should this be necessary, please make an appointment to come in and see your doctor. Alternatively you might book an appointment for the doctor to ring you.
Getting a Blood Test
Book an appointment with the health care assistant who is at the surgery every day Monday to Thursday. Please bring your blood request form if you have one. Appointments for blood tests may be booked up to 4 weeks ahead.
Please click on here for more information about blood tests -> Patient Information Leaflet about Blood Tests
Getting a Urine Test
Bring a urine specimen in before 11:00 on the day it is done. You will be required to fill out a form at the surgery with as much information as possible about your symptoms as this helps the nurse when it comes to testing the urine.
The doctor or nurse will have told you if the sample is for dip testing at the practice. This is usually done to check for any sign of infection. Please tell the receptionist this information.