If the Doctor feels that a blood test is required, he will ask you go to Reception and make an appointment with the Heath Care Assistant/Phlebotomist to have these tests carried out. Most tests can be undertaken routinely within 14 days. If they are more urgent the doctor will indicate this. Multiple tests can be taken with one needle insertion.
Non-urgent advice: Please note
That for fasting blood tests patients should drink only water for 12 hours before the test – it is however fine to take your routine medication.
Always check on the result of any test organised by your doctor by telephoning reception between 11:00am and 3:00pm at least one week after the test. In order to maintain confidentiality results will only be given to patients themselves or to the parents of children under 16 if appropriate.