Blood Tests

To receive your blood test results you can telephone Bushey Health Centre on 0844 387 8633 in the afternoon between 1.00pm and 5.00pm

Please allow sufficient time for the results to be available before you enquire. If it is necessary to make an appointment to discuss the findings of a test result please try make it with the Doctor who arranged the tests.

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory.

Blood tests are taken for many different reasons. For example, to:

  • Help diagnose certain conditions, or to rule them out if symptoms suggest possible conditions.
  • Monitor the activity and severity of certain conditions. For example, a blood test may help to see if a condition is responding to treatment.
  • Check the body’s functions such as liver and kidney function when you are taking certain medicines which may cause side-effects.
  • Check your blood group before receiving a blood transfusion.

Information and advice on Blood Tests

Find out how is a blood test normally taken for both adults and children, visit NHS Choices.

Can I eat and drink before a blood test?

To find out visit NHS Choices.

Range of Blood tests

Find out the full range of blood tests visit NHS Choices.

Are there any complications from Blood Testing?

To find out more, visit NHS Choices.