Tests

If you have had any investigations performed such as blood or urine tests or X-rays, you can contact the surgery for the results.

We recommend contacting the surgery a few days later for the results of your tests as described below. The best time to contact the surgery for your results are between 12pm & 2pm.

To maintain confidentiality, results are only given to the patient concerned. The administration staff are not qualified to interpret results and will only tell you what has been authorised by the doctor. If you wish to discuss your result further, you may need to see or speak to the GP.

It is the responsibility of the patient to contact the practice for their results however doctors often contact patients by phone or SMS if there is a result require urgent action. Lab Tests Online is a good website which tells you how to understand your results.

Typical waiting times for your results to return

Your actual time for your investigations can vary depending on the speed secondary care processes them. However, the average wait times for a result are:

X-rays: 1-2 weeks

Blood tests: 5-7 days

Smear: 4 weeks

MRI: 1-2 weeks

Ultrasound: 1-2 weeks

Having your blood tests

You can have a blood test at the sites below. Most of our patients visit either laurels or North middlesex hospital which offer a wall in service with no need to book an appointment.

Laurels Healthy Living Centre

256 St Ann's Road, Tottenham, N15 5AZ

Situated 5 minutes away from the practice and across the road from St Ann's Hospital. Laurels is open on Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 3.45pm and on Friday between 8.30am and 2.45pm. They DO NOT take bloods on children

North Middlesex Hospital

Sterling Way, London N18 1QX

For more information regarding how to get there please visit their website . GP blood tests unit opening times (for 16 and over). Special tests are for appointments only such as Semen Analysis (020 8887 2020)

Monday 7.30am to 5.45pm

Tuesday 7.30am to 6.45pm

Wednesday 7.30am to 4.45pm

Thursday 7.30am to 6.45pm

Friday 7.30am to 4.45pm

Lordship Lane Health Centre

239 Lordship Lane, Haringey, London N17 6AA

The lordship lane health centre is open on select number of days in the morning on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9.00am to 12.30pm

X-rays & other imaging

X-rays tend to be performed at St Ann's Hospital or the North Middlesex Hospital. Other imaging services are performed at variable locations around the Haringey area by other service providers. X-rays can be performed at either St Ann's site or North Middlesex hospital. Ultrasounds are performed at North Middlesex hospital. There are separate forms for Whittington if you require for Xray and ultrasounds. MRI scans are often carried out by InHealth at St Anns hospital.

St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Hospital, St Ann's Road N15 3TH

Plain X-ray, walk-in service: Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm

North Middlesex Hospital

Sterling Way, London N18 1QX

Plain X-ray, walk-in service: every day, 8am–10pm

Not received an appointment yet

If your doctor has referred you for an ultrasound or MRI scan and you have not heard from the radiology department within a reasonable time (4-6weeks), please contact the provider below to ensure you are on their system. You are welcome to check with our reception whether the referral has been made. If the referral has been sent by the GP, then it is best to try and chase the appointment directly than booking an appointment with the GP to inform them of the delay. For most hospital appointments, your GP has limited ability to bring them forward unfortunately.

Imaging Contact numbers

North Middlesex Hospital - 020 8887 3860

Whittington Hospital - 020 7288 5888

Inhealth MRI - 0844 581 0301