Doctors in Wooler - Cheviot Medical Group - GP services

www.cheviotmedicalgroup.co.uk 20th May 2018

Get a test

Getting a blood test

Book an appointment with the phlebotomist or the paramedic.

Please bring your blood request form if you have one.

Appointments for blood tests may be booked up to 4 weeks ahead.

Getting a urine test

Bring a urine specimen in before 11am on the day it is done. Please make sure specimens are labelled 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.

Getting a Result

Results of urine and blood tests can take up to seven 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 or whether you should phone reception.

Please phone after 2pm for results. The doctor needs to read and interpret each result first. The receptionist will be able to tell you if any further action is required but is not qualified to discuss the result with you. Should this be necessary, please make an appointment to come in and see your doctor.


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