PLEASE NOTE NEW ARRANGEMENTS ARE IN PLACE FOR BLOOD TESTS AT ST MARGARET'S TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR SHIELDING PATIENTS. BLOOD TESTS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Obtaining blood test and X-ray results does not require a Doctor's appointment unless the Doctor has recommended it.
Your Results can be viewed on line if you have the appropriate access which can be arranged in the comfort of your own home through the NHS App. Please speak to reception if you have any queries.
Alternatively you can call for your results using our Results Line. We recommend waiting 7 days before calling for your results to make sure all the tests have been completed and results received. Some less routine tests can take longer than 7 days and the Doctor may advise you to wait longer before you contact us.
We have a dedicated Results Line on 020 8508 4580 press option 2, which is open Monday to Friday 08:30 - 12:30; outside of these times you will be answered by our reception team.
If there is a result that needs urgent action the doctor will call/text/write to you so it is very important that you keep the contact details we hold for you up to date.
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results and will only pass on the comment or instruction given by the clinician who reviewed the result. It is your responsibility to make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
Results for tests requested by other hospitals/departments will be sent back to the requesting Doctor as they have the responsibility to interpret and act on the result. If you are waiting for a test arranged elsewhere please contact the Secretary for that department.
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 written permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.