Blood tests are an important part of an assessment of an illness but also monitoring for illness. It’s important that these are carried out on a regular basis.
We provide most appointments at the surgery for blood tests but also at the Birmingham Treatment Centre, where results are sent directly to our computers.
Birmingham Treatment Centre – Walk in Service
Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm (closed on bank holidays)
0121 507 4222
Request form: This is given to you when you see your GP. It is essential that you bring this form with you to have your blood taken.
Fasting and timed tests: Some tests need to be taken at a special time of day (for example, certain drug tests), or when you are fasting. You should be advised of this when the form is given to you. For fasting glucose and triglyceride tests you should have fasted for 10 hours.
Results: Tests are sent back to your doctor. Most tests are available within a working week and most come back electronically. Some tests can take longer, especially if they have to be sent to another laboratory.
Remember It is your responsibility to chase up the results, whether they are blood, stool, urine, x rays or scans.