Getting a blood test

At the Practice

The Practice runs blood test clinics on week day mornings at Twin Oaks Medical Centre. There is also a blood test clinic at Park View Surgery in Burley on Tuesday mornings. Please contact Reception to book an appointment.

At Lymington Hospital

A walk-in service for blood tests is available from 7.30am to 3.00pm Monday to Friday at Lymington Hospital. Please remember that for blood tests at Lymington Hospital you MUST take a blood test request form with you.

Getting a urine test

Bring a urine specimen in before 11am on the day it is done. Please make sure specimens are labelled with the date and your name and DOB.

The doctor or nurse will have told you if the sample is for dip testing at the practice. This is usually done as a screen for sugar or infection. Please tell the receptionist this information.

If you were told that the sample is to go to the hospital laboratory then there are several rules to follow. The sample must be mid stream, passed the same morning it is brought in, into a sterile bottle obtained from reception. Please label it with your name, date of birth and the days date.

Getting a Result

Results of urine and blood tests usually take two/three working days to come back from the laboratory. We do not contact you with results. The person ordering the test should tell you whether you need a further appointment after or whether you should phone reception.

Please phone in the afternoon or evening for results as they arrive with us after lunch. The doctor needs to read and interpret each result first.

The receptionist will be able to tell you if any further action is required but is not qualified to discuss the result with you. Should this be necessary, please make an appointment to come in and see your doctor. Alternatively you might book an appointment for the doctor to ring you.