Blood tests are taken by the Health Care Assistants, Pam and Pina, by appointment. Patients may also have blood taken at the Pathology Laboratory, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Monday to Friday without an appointment-times are given on your blood test form.
You will not be notified of test results unless urgent, except for cervical smears which will be notified to you by letter. Please telephone for results of tests after 11 am.
The Health Care Assistants also measure blood pressure, test urine and carry out ECG recording as directed by the Doctors or Practice Nurses.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.