DURING THE PANDEMIC, we have been asked to suspend non-urgent blood monitoring such as Cholesterol, Annual Diabetic checks.
No smears. No Spirometry.
This doesn't apply to tests that you've been asked to have due to new illness or repeating abnormal recent tests.
Our HealthCare Assistant Jacqui can do these by appointment Mondays & Wed & Fri 830-10
An appointment is only required for children, where a special nurse needs to be arranged to carefully take the blood. We can prescribe cream to put on beforehand to numb the skin.
If the doctor indicates that it should be a fasting test, it is important to follow instructions, otherwise the results can be misleading, and even make us think you might have diabetes!
X-rays are done between 9.00am and 4.00pm on weekdays at St. Helier Hospital
Please present your X-ray request form at the X-ray department reception. X-ray results take a week or so to report.
Urine samples for hospital laboratory analysis can be taken directly to St. Helier Hospital pathology department carefully sealed in the request form. Or our courier can deliver it to the lab: but you must hand it in before 10.15am. It is imperative that they are clean mid-stream samples, following a bath/shower, otherwise contaminants like discharge can spoil the test.
ECG GP will give you a request form to take to one of two venues, at times indicated on the form, no appointment necessary....
This is a great service, and we get a report that is looked at by a cardiologist within a day or two.
Because of the huge volume of results we will inform patients of test results by text (so do have your up to date number on file!) If you don't hear within a few days of having had your blood test, then please ring reception. The responsibility is yours if you have not heard.. Understanding results
Ring between 11.30am and 1pm Monday to Friday. You may ask for your cholesterol level if you wish.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results..