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Tests and Results

We only offer blood tests for our Diabetic patients and we will ask you to come and collect the blood forms at the reception. You may visit any of the local Walk-In Blood Test Centres; locations can be found on our Phlebotomy Leaflet in the surgery.

To obtain test results, reports, and any other queries, please contact us via online consultation here

Test results are usually sent to the surgery within a week.

We will contact you either by text or letter, if the results are abnormal only. 

External Phlebotomy Test Centres in Newham - Walk-In Blood Test Service

The East London NHS Foundation Trust offer a walk-in blood test service for the residents of Newham from the age of 4 years onwards. The centres below are open from Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays.

Appleby Health Centre Phlebotomy Service
63 Appleby Road
Canning Town
E16 1LQ

Tel: 0203 738 7085

Opening Times Monday - Friday:

  • Non-Fasting 08:00 - 14:30 (Last Ticket 15:00)
  • Fasting 08:00 - 12:00
  • Excludes Bank Holidays

The Centre Manor Park Phlebotomy Service
30 Church Road
Manor Park
E12 6AQ

Tel: 0208 553 7400

Opening Times:

  • Monday - Friday: 07:00 - Last Ticket 15:30
  • Saturday: 08:30 - Last Ticket 12:20
  • Excludes Bank Holidays

Shrewsbury Road Health Centre Phlebotomy Service (This location has a dedicated Diabetic Phlebotomy Room)
Shrewsbury Road
Forest Gate
London
E7 SQP

Tel: 0208 586 5142

Opening Times:

  • Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 15:30 (Last Ticket 15:00)
  • Saturday: 08:30 - 11:00 (Last Ticket 11:00)
  • Excludes Bank Holidays

Vicarage Lane Health Centre Phlebotomy Service
10 Vicarage lane
Stratford
E15 4EF

Tel: 020 8536 2070

Opening Times Monday - Friday:

  • 08:00 - 15:00 (Last Ticket 15:00)
  • Excludes Bank Holidays

Important

Following a GP consultation,

  • For blood tests for babies aged 0 -2 years:

You need to book an appointment. To do this call Newsham University Hospital Switchboard on 020 7476 4000 and request to be transferred to Rainbow Ward

  • For Blood tests for children aged 2 – 4 years:

You can go straight to Zone 4 at Newham Univeristy Hospital. Opening / Closing Times may vary. Please call in advance to check the times for Blood Tests at Newham University Hospital

Main switchboard number for Newham University Hospital: 020 7476 4000

  • Routine bloods tests for adults and children

You can go to any of the above phlebotomy services during their opening times.

Note: The blood tests request forms will be given followng the consultation from a clinician.  After the consultation with the GP you can collect the form at the GP reception and go for the blood tests.  Please ensure that blood forms are completed fully and clearly on all duplicate sheets. Otherwise the lab technician will not process the tests.

Blood Tests for Diabetic Patients

We offer a separate service for Diabetic patients at the Practice to minimise waiting times. This is to prevent any complications due to fasting and not taking your medication as per usual protocol.

We would prefer Diabetic patients to attend before 10 am but no later than 11am as the blood result accuracy will be affected by them fasting for an abnormally long period due to possible ketoacidosis.

Specimens

If you have been requested to bring a specimen for testing please ensure that you drop it off at the Phelebotomy department by 10:00 am in the designated area.

Patients must ensure that the specimen bottle is clearly marked with name and date of birth.

Specimens brought in after 10.00am will not be collected by our courier service and hence you will need to take it to Newham General Hospital to Pathology.

You may alternatively take the specimen straight to Newham General Hospital

Fit Tests

The Doctor has asked you to do a FiT test. This (Faecal Immunochemical Test) is a stool test designed to identify possible signs of bowel disease. It detects minute amounts of blood in faeces (faecal occult blood). Many bowel abnormalities which may develop into cancer over time, are more likely to bleed than normal tissue. So, if there is blood in the stool this can indicate the presence of abnormalities in the bowel. Patients with a positive FIT result are referred for further investigation by colonoscopy. If cancer is found early, treatments are more effective.

The short video below will explain how to collect the stool sample required . It is important that you follow the instructions carefully as an innapropriate sample will be rejected by the lab.

https://youtu.be/MOeQ-IJS2mw

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