All blood test appointments are offered on an appointment basis only by the community phlebotomy team.
If you have been provided with a blood test form by the Surgery, you can book an appointment by calling 0115 952 9438 and these are available at the locations listed below.
1.PARK HOUSE HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CENTRE
61 Burton Road, Carlton, Nottingham
Mon – Fri 8.15am – 12.00pm
2.HIGHCROFT MEDICAL CENTRE / ARNOLD HEALTH CENTRE
High Street, Arnold, Nottingham
Mon - Fri 8.30am – 12.00pm
The blood sample can also sometimes ( depending on capacity ) be taken at the Phlebotomy Out Patients Clinic at QMC campus or the City Hospital campus. They operate a drop in service.
QMC & City Hospital Phlebotomy opening times :
Monday - 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - 07:00 -17:00
Thursday - 07:00 - 17:00
Friday - 07:00 - 13:30
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. and 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 Choices website.
Blood Test Results
Most test results take about 5 - 10 working days to come back to the practice, although some results can take longer. Clinicians then safely review and usually file the results within 5 working days. We ask all patients to view their results online via the SystmOnline access or NHS App system.
If a result is urgently abnormal, we will try to contact a patient directly over the phone. Please ensure that the number we have for you is correct.
If your result is normal and you don't need to do anything or if there is a minor abnormality, we will not contact you. You should check your test results online using your online access account. If you do not have online access, you can contact our reception team on 0115 883 2330. The GP will leave a note beside your results to indicate whether they have returned to the surgery as normal or if any further action is required.
Whilst the surgery will endeavour to contact you about abnormal results, if you don't hear from us it is strongly recommended that you look up your results online, to minimise the risk of an abnormal result being missed.
Should you wish to opt out of receiving blood test results via text message you can submit an eConsult via our website to request your test results.
Click here to get Blood test results via eConsult
For patients who do not have a mobile number or internet access, please contact the surgery on 0115 883 2330 to check your results.