Getting a Result

Blood tests take at least one seven working days and sometimes several working days to come back from the laboratory. We do not contact you with results. The person ordering the test should tell you whether you need a further appointment after or whether you should phone reception.

Please phone in the afternoon or evening for results as they arrive with us after 2pm.

In order to maintain confidentiality, laboratory results will only be given to the patient themselves, or to parents/guardians of minors.

Getting a blood test

Your doctor may print you a blood test request form to take to a local phlebotomy service (Sudbury Health Centre or West Suffolk Hospital). This may be either while you are seeing the doctor or we may contact you and ask you to collect a form or send you a form by post.

Providing a urine sample

Bring a urine specimen in before 12 noon on the day it is done. Please make sure specimens are labeled with the date and your name and DOB.

The doctor or nurse will have told you if the sample is for dip testing at the practice. This is usually done as a screen for sugar or infection. Please tell the receptionist this information.

If you were told that the sample is to go to the hospital laboratory then there are several rules to follow. The sample must be mid-stream, passed the same morning it is brought in, into a sterile bottle obtained from reception. Please label it with your name, date of birth and the days date.

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