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Blood Tests

We offer blood tests to our patients over 16, as long as they have been requested by one of our clinical team.

Clinics are available daily Monday to Friday from 07.00 to 14.30 pm with a late blood clinic on a Wednesday till 18.00.

Please allow 2 weeks to be contacted by us regarding your results. All our results are reviewed by a member of the clinical team who ordered the test and review of your file is undertaken. Please be assured that we have a robust system for reviewing test results with failsafe systems in place.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks please call the Practice and press the button for the tests results line.

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.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 - 18.30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 - 18.30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 - 18.30
  • Thursday
    08:00 - 18.30
  • Friday
    08:00 - 18.30
  • Saturday
    ad hoc
  • Sunday
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