Blood and Pathology Specimens
Blood tests are usually carried out by the practice nurse or healthcare assistant in the mornings.
These blood samples are processed in Dorchester Hospital and the results are returned to a GP. If there is an abnormality that needs to be addressed, and you do not have a follow up arranged, then you will be contacted by the surgery staff.
However, if you would like to ring for results please phone on 01935 813438 between 1400 and 1700hrs leaving at least 5 working days after the blood sample has been taken. This also applied to any other pathology specimens submitted.
Xrays and Scans
X-ray and scan reports can sometiems take several weeks to return. Plans for follow up should be made with the doctor who organises the investigation
If you have had your test in hospital or an an outpatient clinic, it is the responsibility of the doctor or nurse who ordered the tests to arrange appropriate follow up for thr results.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.