Blood Tests and Investigations
Many of the tests and investigations ordered by your doctor can be performed at the surgery by the practice nurse, thus avoiding trips to the hospital, for example:
- electrocardiographs (ECG)
- lung function tests
- 24 hour blood pressure monitoring
- certain blood tests.
These may be obtained by telephone, at your doctor’s discretion, after 2.00pm Monday to Friday. Some results are better discussed or need clarification and you may be asked to see the doctor. Enquiries should be made a reasonable period after the test to ensure that the results have returned.