Tests & Results
These should be handed into reception before 11:00. These are collected before Midday by the hospital courier. Please ensure any specimen bottles are securely capped / closed, attached to a fully completed request form and are labelled with your name and date of birth, or the hospital may be unable to carry out the test. Sample containers and advice on their use are available from reception. Tests to check for infections (swabs, urine, faeces, sputum etc) take a minimum of 5 working days to be reported by the laboratory as they need time to grow bugs if they are present.
Blood Tests, X-Ray and Ultrasound Investigations
Blood tests are normally carried out at Hillingdon Hospital Phlebotomy Department open from 08:30 to 16:30 on weekdays (no appointment necessary), or by appointment at The Hesa Centre, 52 Station Road, Hayes. You will need to book an appointment at the Hesa Centre on 01895 486001. Routine blood tests are reported from the laboratory to the Practice usually within 5 working days. More complex or specialised tests may have to be sent away to specialist laboratories and may take weeks to be reported. Blood tests for elderly & disabled patients can be carried out by our health care assistant at the practice. Please book an appointment at reception.
Results of Investigations
Please phone the surgery after 11:00 7 days after your tests. To safeguard your confidentiality you will be asked a number of questions to confirm your identity. We strive to maintain high standards of confidentiality for our patients therefore you may occasionally be requested to attend the surgery in person to discuss your results, providing confirmation of your identity (e.g. passport, driving licence, etc.) when you attend.
Cervical Smear Results
These will be sent by letter from the Primary Care Trust (PCT). If you have not received your results 6 weeks after your smear please contact the Practice.