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Blood Tests, X-Rays, Ultrasounds & Results

Blood tests

If your doctor asks you to have a test they will give you a form containing details of how to book your blood test.

If you are asked to do a 'FASTING BLOOD TEST' this means you must not have anything to eat or drink for 12 hours before the blood test, but it is advised you drink plenty of water.

Please note, children under 10 years of age can have their bloods taken via a walk in clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 1pm at the Phlebotomy Department at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. For these enquiries/bookings the contact number is 0208 333 3217.

Patients are advised to contact the surgery to obtain their test results within 7 working days. Due to the busy phone system, we advise patients to try and call during the afternoon when the phones are less busy. A doctor will only contact you directly if they need to discuss the result with you or you may be sent a letter to make a routine appointment.

X-rays & Ultrasounds

If you have been instructed by your doctor to get an X-ray, you should have been given a form.

Please take this to either Queen Mary’s Hospital X-ray department or Erith Hospital, if the X-ray is NOT a chest X-ray please call Erith first on 01322 356167

For all the ultrasounds you will receive a booked appointment at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.

Both X-ray and Ultrasound scan results can take up to 2 weeks to come back to your doctor. This is because they are reported by an X-ray specialist and then sent to us. We advise you to ring us before making an appointment with your doctor, to ensure we have received the result of your test

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