Tests and Results


How and when to obtain test results from the surgery

Getting your test results

We are trying to improve the ways you can receive your test results.

You can request access to view test results online via the NHS app, if you would like to request access, please:

Upon receipt of the request, we will send you an SMS to complete and send back to us to confirm your preferences for this service. 

We request that you do not assume that a result is normal if we do not contact you. The surgery will contact you if there is a significant problem with your results.

Blood Testing (Phlebotomy)

If you have been advised that you need a blood test, please collect your forms from the practice between 8am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday if you have not already done so. 


Referral Criteria:

  • Registered with a GP practice in Waltham Forest.
  • Referred by their GP or appropriate NHS clinician.
  • Adults and teenagers 16 and above.


We do not usually contact patients about normal results, if you are worried and have not heard from us after two weeks, please contact us.

Queens Road Medical Centre
48 Queens Road
E17 8PX

Open Times: 

  • Monday: 6:30pm to 10pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 6:30pm to 10pm

The Orient Practice
75 Oliver Road
E10 5LG

Open Times: 

  • Wednesday: 6:30pm to 10pm
  • Friday: 6:30pm to 10pm

The Forest Surgery
2 MacDonald Road
E17 4BA

Open Times: 

  • Wednesday: 6:30pm to 10pm

Addison Road Medical Centre
46 Ravenswood Road
E17 9LY

Open Times: 

  • Saturday: 9am to 3pm

Blood Testing Centres for adults

  • There is currently no blood testing service phone number.
  • Please do not ring the practices above for appointments!
  • If you do not have access to the internet, someone can register to book an appointment on your behalf.

St James Medical Practice
47 St James Street
E17 7NH

Appointments available:

Monday to Friday: 
8:15am to 5:30pm

Silverthorn Medical Centre
2 Friars Close
E4 6UN

Appointments available:

Monday to Friday: 
8:15am to 4pm

Langthorne Health Centre
13 Langthorne Road
E11 4HX

Appointments available:

Monday to Friday:
8:15am to 5:30pm

Blood Testing Centre for children aged 1 to 10 years

Children under 12 months:

Whipps Cross University Hospital 
Whipps Cross Road
E11 1NR

Appointments available:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 
9:30am to 3:30pm

Radiology, Scans and X-rays


  • Children under 16 must attend Royal London, Newham, or Whipps Cross Hospital only.
  • If your referral is for Ultrasound, Barium Studies, DEXA, CT, and MRI you will require an appointment, which will be sent to you by Barts NHS Trust.
  • Please wait to be contacted.
  • Not all hospitals offer walk-in GP X-Ray; please contact them to find out. 

If you have been referred for a Scan/X-Ray by the GP, please see clinic details.

Clinic Details

  • Mile End Hospital
    Telephone: 02035 944809
    Open: Monday to Friday - 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm
  • Newham University Hospital
    Telephone: 02073 638924
  • Shewsbury Road
    Telephone: 02085 865236
    Open: Monday to Friday - 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 4:30pm
  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital
    Telephone: 02034 655333
    Open: Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
  • The Royal London Hospital
    Telephone: 02035 941500
    Open: Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm
  • Whipps Cross Hospital
    Telephone: 02085 356500
    Open: Monday to Friday - 9am to4pm

Collection and dropping off samples


  • Please ensure all samples are labelled, you can peel off the top right hand side sticker on your request form and place it on the sample container.
  • If you do not label the sample, it will not be tested.

All documents can now be sent to you electronically via an SMS link. Please ensure your mobile number is up to date. Only a valid UK mobile number is acceptable. Anything you are unable to collect i.e. test request forms are available to collect prior to your appointment during the opening times above. 

Samples should be dropped to the practice between 8am to 12pm Monday to Friday and will be collected by the courier daily.

If you are not able to drop your sample between these times you may have to take the sample directly to the hospital. Please contact reception on 0203 233 0870 for advice.

Guides to collecting samples

Urine Collection using the Vacutest™ System (Kima)


  • Do not remove the lid from the test tube at any point of the procedure.
  1. Wash hands and genital area.
  2. Urine should be collected ‘midstream’ into the collection container, up to the Fill line.
  3. Screw the lid back on to container cup.
  4. Peel back protective sticker.
  5. Insert capped test tube firmly into the exposed opening of the container.
    • Urine will flow freely into the attached tube.
    • When full, remove the tube from the container.
  6. Once the test tube has been filled, please dispose the remaining urine into the toilet.
  7. Please return the test tube and empty collection cup to your GP surgery or clinic in the specimen bag provided.
  8. Wash hands and genital area.

FIT Testing (Faecal Immunochemical Test)

Before you begin

  1. Your GP has asked you to complete this test as soon as possible.
  2.  Use a black or blue pen to write YOUR NAME and YOUR DATE OF BIRTH on the label.
  3.  Do not do the test when you are menstruating (having your period), wait until it has finished and then do the test.

About the test and step by step guide

FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) is an investigation that is looking for the presence of blood in the stools (poo) where it is in too small an amount to be visible. Your GP has ordered this test for you, as part of the investigation of your symptoms, to rule out cancer.

Tell your GP if you are due to travel or go on holiday.

The FIT kit includes a small plastic container. You should complete the test and return this to your GP practice as soon as possible. Please follow the step by step instructions to collect your stool (poo).

  1. Label your sample
    • Write your name, date of birth and the date you collected your stool (poo) where indicated using a black or blue pen.
    • If the label already has your details on it, please check they are correct.
  2. How to catch the stool (poo) sample
    • There are different ways to collect your poo, try:
      • Cling film over the toilet - remember to leave a dip.
      • A carton that grapes come in.
      • Folded toilet paper in your hand.
      • A plastic bag over your hand or glove.
      • A clean empty margarine or ice cream tub.
      • A clean empty takeaway container.
    • You may find a way that is easier for you, but make sure you catch your stool (poo) sample before it touches the water.
  3. Take a sample of your stool (poo) with the extraction device
    • Unscrew the top of the sample tube anticlockwise, remove the stick and scrape the end of the stick along the stool (poo).
    • Only a very small amount of the stool (poo) is needed on the stick.
  4. Close and seal the container
    • Replace the sample stick back into the tube. Make sure that the tube clicks closed and place it in the plastic bag.
    • Don’t forget to wash your hands!
  5. Hand in your sample
    • Take your sample to your GP practice and hand it in at reception to be collected and taken to be tested within 7 days.
  6. Results
    • Your GP will receive the result within 10 days, and they will contact you to talk about the result.
    • Make a note on your calendar and if you have not heard from your GP Practice within two weeks, please contact them.

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