We are unable to give the results of tests that have been requested by your consultant. If your consultant has arranged a test for you, you will need to contact the consultants’ secretary to obtain the results of those tests.
When you take your test you will be told to access your results online, via our online services at Patient Access.
You may wish to Register for Online Services if you haven’t already, to have the ability to view your test results online, request a repeat prescription, change personal details and view your medical records without visiting the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
Sometimes, various tests such as blood tests and urine tests etc. may be required by your GP.
If you need to have a blood test, your doctor will print a blood test form for you which you must pick up from reception.
We do not take blood tests here at the surgery. You must take the blood form to Rugby St Cross Hospital to the blood department to have your test taken.
The hospital strongly advises all patients to book using their online Appointment System before attending for a blood test to avoid any disappointment. Blood tests for children (16 years and below) must be booked online.
The service helps patients, their carers and family members to plan their hospital visit better, helping to reduce clinic waiting times and enabling patients to be seen much more quickly.
Walk in appointments remain available dependent on availability, however, you may have to wait for the next available appointment time. Please note that walk in patients will be given an approximate time slot and this may vary.
Once they have filled all allocated slots, they can no longer accept walk in appointments and you may need to revisit the hospital to have your blood test on another occasion.
It is important to realise that laboratory results may be outside of the so called normal range for many reasons, such things as race, age, degree of physical activity, problems with collection and/or handling of the specimen and a large number of non illness related factors. The normal range also only covers 95% of patients which mean that 5% of healthy patients fall outside of the normal range, even when there is nothing wrong with them.
It is also important to realise it is not usually possible to diagnose a disease with a blood test alone. It may, however, help you to learn more about your body and detect potential problems in early stages when treatment or changes in personal habits can be most effective.
The comments your doctor attaches to your results are their interpretation of whether or not any changes are meaningful.
This requires no action. The result is within the normal range for the test and no further investigation or treatment is needed.
The result is very close to the normal range for the test and not concerning or the result is acceptable for you. (see paragraph above)
This means the doctor wishes to explain the result(s) face to face as detailed explanations and/or further treatment or investigation(s) may be necessary.
This is used for diabetic patients who will have their results discussed during their next clinic review if needed.
Repeat in 1 Month/2 Months/3 Months etc
The result is currently acceptable but the doctor wishes to recheck this at a later date either to ensure that there are no further changes or as part of ongoing monitoring perhaps due to medication/ underlying illness.
Other comments not listed above are normally self-explanatory but if in doubt can be checked with reception staff.