You are welcome to call the surgery between 2pm to 6.30pm to enquire about your test results. If you call outside of these hours we will be unable to process your request.
You will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results at the time of your test so please bear this in mind before calling. It is then your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
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.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
- assess your general state of health
- confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
- see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
Blood tests are usually carried out by the Community Phlebotomy Service at drop in clinics and hospitals across Trafford. For the latest information on these clinics including location and times please see the attached information leaflet
Trafford Phlebotomy Clinic Information Sheet Dec 2016
From 4 July 2016 there will no longer be a Community Phlebotomy (blood) clinic held at Conway Road Health Centre on Tuesday mornings. The nearest clinic will be on Fridays at Chapel Road Clinic Sale from 8.30 - 14.00 (please note that 8.30 - 9.30 is reserved for those patients requiring fasting blood tests). There are other clinics throughout the week, please see the information leaflet on clinic information by following the link above
Patients < 16years can have their blood tests at The Children Phlebotomy Service at Trafford General Hospital, please contact 0161 746 2710 between 9am - 4pm to arrange a time to attend
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.