Test Results

How else can I find out my test results?

If you cannot get your results online, please only phone in the afternoon (after 2pm) for test results.  All results are checked by the GPs before the receptionists are able to give you the results.

If the doctor wants you to be seen after they have received your results, you may be telephoned by a receptionist to book an appointment.

How long should I wait for my test results?

Most blood results come back within a week. However, some blood tests take longer to be processed by the laboratory, including tests for coeliac disease.

The doctor or nurse who is ordering the test can usually tell you how long blood tests take to be processed.

You can also check your record online to see if your results are back.

Blood Tests

If you are due a blood test as part of monitoring for a long term condition, please double check with reception about when your next blood test is due.  

We cannot do a blood test because a patient wants one done; it must be authorised by a GP first.  If you feel you may need a blood test due to ongoing symptoms or feeling run down, please book an appointment with a GP.  They will advise you on the best course of action for you.

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. 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.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS website.

Where can I have a blood test?

We offer blood test appointments at the surgery, so you can book in to see us.

If you prefer, Crawley Hospital also has a walk-in blood test clinic which runs from 8am-4:45pm Monday to Friday. To get your blood test done at the hospital, you will need to bring along your blood form. We can send this to you to be printed at home, or you can pick up a paper copy from reception.

East Surrey Hospital also offers walk-in blood tests Monday-Friday from 8am-5:45pm.

Children's blood tests

For children under 10, East Surrey Hospital and Crawley Hospital offer appointments for blood tests.

  • For East Surrey, call 01737 768511 x 2866/2865.
  • For Crawley, call 01293 600 300 x3082