Oxford Road Medical Centre | 25 Oxford Road | Burnley | Lancashire | BB11 3BB | telephone 01282 731 650

Oxford Road Medical Centre






Laboratory Work

Laboratory Specimens

If you are asked to hand in a specimen, please ensure that we receive it by 11:00am (in the correct container, obtained from the Surgery, marked with name, date of birth and date of sample).  Similarly, if you need a blood test please make a morning appointment.

Test Results

You may telephone for the result of certain tests if you have been told to do so by the Doctor/Nurse. Results are normally vetted by the Doctor before they can be given out. Instructions are sometimes given when you telephone.

As results take time to reach the Practice, please do not call before you have been asked to do so. Please call outside peak times, i.e. between 1:30pm and 4:00pm, when the surgery is less busy and the Receptionist has more time to find the result if it is available.

In order to maintain confidentiality, laboratory results will only be given to patients themselves or to the parents of a minor. IF IN DOUBT, ALWAYS COME TO SEE THE DOCTOR.

Please remember the following points:

  1. Results will only be given to the specific patient to whom they apply.  In the interest of confidentiality please be prepared to identify yourself.
  2. Please telephone between 1:30pm and 4:00pm to give the Doctor time to comment on the test and at a time when the Receptionist will have more time to deal with your enquiry.  Checking results can be time consuming so is not possible during a busy morning.
  3. Please do not expect the Reception Staff to have any medical knowledge.  They are instructed only to tell you if your test is normal.  If the test is abnormal or you require further discussion or interpretation then please refer to your Doctor.