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Test Results

You will only be contacted by letter or telephone if further action is needed for abnormal results. This will require you to make either a telephone or routine appointment with your doctor for further discussion. Please only phone for results if the doctor specifically asks you to do so. If you do phone, please ring after 14:00 when the telephones are less busy.

Test

Result available after

Standard bloods tests

Up to 3 working days

Special blood tests

Up to 3 - 4 weeks

Samples and swabs

Up to 5 working days

Cervical Smears

Up to 8 weeks

Xrays

Up to 3 weeks


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.


It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you’re are advised to do so.

Blood Tests

Warfarin blood tests:

The anti-coagulation clinic at Frimley Park Hospital will contact patients directly to indicate any Warfarin dose change.

Phlebotomy services (blood tests)

There is a walk-in phlebotomy clinic in the Outpatient Department:

  • ACfH Mon – Fri 08:30 – 16:30
  • Farnham Hospital Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00

If you wish to have your blood test done at our surgery you need to book an appointment with our health care assistant or practice nurse.

Fasting blood tests

For 12 hours before the test you should not eat or drink except for water.

Take your medications at your usual time.

Children:

Once requested by your doctor you can book an appointment at Frimley Children’s Centre, by telephoning 01483 782850. Take the blood test form given to you by your doctor and ensure you apply the special cream and dressing as advised by your doctor 45 minutes before the time of the blood test.

Chlamydia Screening

Self-explanatory testing kits are available on request at reception or after discussion with a nurse or doctor.

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection in England that spreads through unprotected sex (without a condom). Most people who have it will have no symptoms. 

Without a test you may not know anything is wrong with you or your sexual partner. Left untreated, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to infertility (not being able to have children) and long-term pelvic pain. 

The test is carried out on a sample of your urine. The treatment is a course of antibiotics. You don’t need to be examined and you can do the urine test yourself in a special bottle with an attached form without needing to see a doctor or nurse. 

Don’t be embarrassed about asking for the test kit as this is a national screening programme and the test is not only for patients who think they might have chalmydia. The test is for anyone (male or female) who is between the ages of 14 years old and 25 years old.

If you are sexually active and under 25 years old, you should be tested for chlamydia annually.

Swabs, Urine and Smears

Swabs 

For wound infections or vaginal discharge you can book an appointment directly with a nurse.

Urine testing

Routine tests requested by a nurse or doctor should be provided in a white-topped bottle or red top bottle (whichever your nurse or doctor has advised). The sample needs to be fully labeled and accompanied by the request form. 

Samples should be placed in the Specimens letter box before 15:00 each day. 

Suspected urine infection(UTI)

You can provide a sample as above without having spoken to a nurse or doctor. You should complete a form to describe your symptoms and a contact telephone number. Put this with the white-topped bottle sample and place in the Specimens letter box no later than 15:00. The nurse will check the sample and if a UTI is suspected, a doctor or nurse will telephone you at home to discuss if any treatment is needed.

Cervical Smears 

Routine smears are carried out by our Practice nurses. Women aged 25-49 should be screened every three years, and between 50-64, every five years. You need to book your own appointment with the surgery when you receive a reminder to do so. Results can take up to eight weeks and are sent directly to your address and copied to your GP. 

X-rays

This is a walk in service for plain x-rays available Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays (e.g. chest, spine and limbs). Take the Xray from given to you by your doctor or nurse to:

  • Aldershot Centre for Health (09:00-12:30, 13:30pm– 17:00) 
  • Frimley Park Hospital (08:00 – 17:30) 
  • Farnham Hospital (09:00 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:30) 
  • Fleet Hospital (09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 - 16:45) 

For ultrasound scans, the doctor sends a referral request to the hospital and an appointment is sent to the patient’s address usually within 4 weeks time.

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