Most blood/urine/swab tests take 5-7days to be processed. Doctors review all results on a daily basis and make a comment on each. Patients are requested to ring the surgery after 14:00 one week after the blood test. The receptionist will then read out the doctors comments and help you with any follow up appointments required. If you have already arranged a follow up appointment with the doctor then you do not need to ring for the result.
A doctor may telephone you directly if the results are of a particular concern.
Some blood tests take longer than one week and your doctor should tell you this when the test is requested.
Hospital X-ray reports can take up to 3 weeks.
ECG and spirometry results will be available to your doctor the next day. You should arrange to discuss results directly with your doctor by telephone or surgery appointment.
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.
Investigations are generally carried out at the request of a doctor or nurse. The practice offers the following tests routinely:
Blood taking (phlebotomy)
Clinics are held throughout the week and bookable by telephone or at reception. Demand can be high and you can have blood taken at the following walk-in locations if preferred:
Farnham Hospital. Tel 01483 782000 - please contact the team directly for the most up to date opening times.
Aldershot Centre for Health. Tel 01252 335000 - please contact the team directly for the most up to date opening times.
Fasting blood tests:
For 12 hours before the test you should no eat or drink except for water. Regular medications should also be taken at the usual times.
Warfarin blood tests:
Tuesday mornings starting 08:30, The antic-coagulation clinic at Frimley Park Hospital will contact patients directly to indicate any Warfarin dose change.
Routine smears are carried out by our Practice nurses. Women aged 25-49 should be screened every three years, and between 50-64, every five years. Appointments can be booked directly by telephoning the Surgery. Results can take up to eight weeks and are usually sent directly to your address and copied to your GP. Click here for more information
Carried out by a nurse at the request of doctor or nurse practitioner.
Patients with COPD or emphysema will need to arrange these lung function tests once a year with the respiratory nurse.
For wound infections or vaginal discharge you can book directly with a nurse.
Routine tests requested by a nurse or doctor should be provided in a white-topped bottle, fully labelled and accompanied by the request form. Samples should be placed in the Specimens letter box before 15:00 each day.
You can provide a sample as above without having spoken to a nurse or doctor. You should complete a symptoms form to accompany the white-topped bottle sample and place in the Specimens letter box no later than 15:00. The nurse will check the sample and if a UTI is suspected, a doctor or nurse will telephone you at home to discuss management.
Only available with doctor or nurse referral form. Fleet hospital is the most convenient X-ray dept and is open Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.45.
Forms can also be taken to:
Frimley Park Hospital Mon-Fri 08.00-17.30
Farnham Hospital Mon-Fri 09.00-12.30 and13.30 16.30