PLEASE NOTE BLOOD TEST RESULTS TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS. WE WILL USUALLY SEND A TEXT IF THEY AER NORMAL AND WILL CERTAINLY CONTACT YOU IF THE RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL
If you require a blood test you can book an appointment with the HCA in the morning.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE A BLOOD FORM WHEN YOU ATTEND OUR APPOINTMENT OR THERE WILL BE A DELAY TO YOU BEING SEEN. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CALL RECEPTION TO DISCUSS
Otherwise you can attend on Mondays and Thursdays at Highbury Grange Health Centre between 09:00 and 11.30. You must take the form given to you by our doctors to Highbury Grange (1-5 Highbury Grange N5 2QB). Your results will be sent to us as normal.
Or you can attend Mildmay Practice from 09.00 - 11.30am on a Wednesday.
You can also attend the Whittington Hospital between 09.00 and 16.30 Monday to Friday.
If you have been asked to call the surgery for blood or any other test results please call after 14:00 when we are a little less busy.Thank you!
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
INFORMATION ON BLOOD TESTS
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 child's 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.