Tests & Results

Blood Test Clinics - Urgent Notice

GP Blood test clinics in Preston and INR clinics in Chorley & South Ribble are resuming to drop-in from 7th November 2022

No appointment is necessary, but waiting may be unavoidable during busy periods and once capacity is reached you may not be seen on that day.

Clinics will close PROMPTLY to enable samples to reach the laboratory.




Greater Preston will have an extra clinic on a Saturday morning and Tuesday Evening at Preston Healthport

These clinics will be by appointment only and can be booked by ringing the following number: 01772 520230

Chorley and South Ribble will have a GP Blood clinic on a Sunday morning and a Monday Evening at Chorley Health Centre

These clinics will be by appointment only and can only be booked by ringing the following number: 01772 777430



REMEMBER Don’t forget to fast if this type of test which is required or the blood test cannot be performed, and please remember to take your blood form with you if you have been given one 

NB: Usually Closed Bank Holiday however PLEASE CHECK ARRANGEMENTS


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Booking Urgent Blood Tests

You should only attend one of these hospital clinics for an urgent blood test if:

  • your doctor has instructed you to do so, AND has supplied you with a blood form to bring with you to your appointment.

The blood form is a requirement for your appointment so please remember to bring it along. If you have not received a blood form, but have been instructed to attend a hospital clinic, please contact your GP practice directly before attending.

Urgent clinic booking option: Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital walk-in, operating Monday to Friday 08.30am to 17.00pm (Please arrive before 4.30pm to ensure you are seen).


If you have been asked to collect a sample pot AND form by the clinician please use the INTERCOM to inform us that you are here to drop off your sample.

When dropping off your requested sample then please ensure it is fully labelled and in the correct sample pot - the lab will NOT ACCEPT any samples not in the correct pots.

Results of Tests and Investigations

You can now access your test results when signed up for GP online services

When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. 

It is your responsibility to check back for your results and to make the necessary follow up arrangements to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so

If you need to telephone the surgery for the results of a test, please do so after 2.00pm on 01772 503180. 

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior consent for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

If you have already given us your mobile number we may contact you regarding your results by way of text message with further health related information including links to sources of patient health information leaflets


An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have an X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS website.