Wherever possible, please telephone for test results after 3pm to 5pm as this is the period when the telephone lines and administrative staff are least busy and so best able to help.
Did you know: If you register for Patient Access online services you can view your blood results online.
There are daily blood test clinics at the Laurels Healthy Living Centre, opposite St Ann's Hospital main entrance. Please make an appointment by calling:
020 8887 2143
020 8887 3663
020 8887 3664
Or you can walk in
Blood tests at the Laurels Healthy Living Centre are located close to its reception area, opposite the centre's cafeteria. You need to take a ticket and wait to be called
General Information about Test Results
Please remember that the staff can only act in accordance with the Doctor's instructions so may not be able to give you a result. This does not necessarily mean that there is a problem but simply that the Doctor needs to see you or talk to you to explain the whole situation.
Results can be given to someone other than the patient if previously arranged with Doctor.
The results of tests carried out during hospital visits are not normally sent to the practice.
Results for patients over 16yrs can only be given to the patient.
Below is a rough guide to how long results can take to come through.
Type of Test
Usual Time for Results
|X-Ray||Up to 2 weeks|
|Blood tests||2 - 7 days, depending on the test|
|Urine||Within 7 days|