Phlebotomy (Blood Taking) & Blood Pressure Clinics
Phlebotomy Clinics are run by our health care assistants at New Tredegar every morning 8.30am—11.50pm, Rhymney 8.30am - 2.50pm. They are also run at Deri Surgery on Tuesday morning 9.00am—11.00am.
Clinics are run in the morning as the samples are collected and transported to the lab at the Royal Gwent Hospital in time for them to be processed.
Fasting Glucose or Cholesterol Blood Tests
If your Doctor or Nurse informs you, that you need a Glucose or Cholesterol blood test — you are required to fast beforehand.
Fasting means nothing to eat or drink after 9.00pm the previous day except water, unless told otherwise.
Please ensure you contact the surgery to obtain results of any tests allowing at least 72 hours, the practice does not routinely contact patients with results. Since our telephones are very busy in the early morning, we ask you to telephone for test results (e.g blood, urine, x-ray) after 11am. The practice reception team are unable to discuss test results as they are not qualified to interpret results, they are only able to inform you of the doctor or nurses comments.
The doctors/nurses check the results each day, and act upon these. For those patients who need further investigations or an appointment you will be contacted, if we are unable to contact you by telephone a letter will be sent. For those patients whose results need no further action, you will not be contacted (this is due to the huge amount of results that the practice deals with on a daily basis).
To ensure confidentiality, we only release results to the patient, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in writing.