Results Of Tests And Investigations
If tests are done, please wait five days before ringing to find out the result. We would also appreciate you not calling the surgery in the mornings when our lines are very busy.
You can also request your blood test results via https://florey.accurx.com/p/K83049
We also ask that you respect our policy that for confidentiality reasons, we only give results to the patient concerned and not to family members, unless of course, they are for children under 16 or alternative arrangements have been made in writing.
Blood test appointments offered every day, dependent on availability, before collection at 2.45pm.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
- assess your general state of health
- confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
- see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The childs hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.