When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please only call the surgery after sufficient time has elapsed.
We do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
Having a Blood Test
If your doctor asks you to have a blood test, please make an appointment at reception to see a health care assistant.
If your doctor has asked you to come back to discuss the blood test result, please allow a week between having the blood taken and seeing your doctor again. We also offer telephone appointments if you are happy to discuss the results over the phone.
Fasting Blood Tests
Sometimes your doctor may ask for a fasting blood test. Please make your appointment early in a morning surgery so that you can fast overnight. You should have nothing to eat or drink other than water for 14 hours before the blood test.