The Doctors Fred Thomas
Primary Healthcare Service
Sometimes your doctor needs to take a sample of blood or urine either to discover what is wrong with you or to measure something in your blood so that the right medication is given to you. These tests could be anything from blood sugar to a full blood count or a sample of tissue to test for cancer.
While urine can generally be tested in the surgery, blood and other specimens are usually sent away for testing at a laboratory. Most results come back within 48 hours unless a very rare test is needed which has to go to a specialist lab further away when it might take a little longer.
If your lab test results are normal we will not contact you. If the doctor is concerned about your result you will be contacted by the nurse, or you are welcome to phone the nurse for your results.
Or - Register for the patient portal "ManageMyHealth" and view all of your lab test results online. Ask us for more information - for more information checkout the website www.managemyhealth.co.nz
(09) 972 9020
(09) 489 5597
COVID-19 : we want to help our patients get well and protect our staff and community.
In Levels 3 and 4, please do not present to the clinic if you are unwell without speaking to one of our staff first.
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever, runny nose or sneezing, please contact the clinic on 09 972 9020 to arrange a time to be swabbed by one of our team.
Swabbing is by appointment only. Please call us on 09 972 9020.
COVID testing is FREE - you will not be charged for your swab unless you are travelling out of NZ
The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is a priority for us, and so patients visiting for COVID-19 swabbing are directed to a different parking area, away from the main entrance. Swabs are carried out in your car where possible, and if an assessment is required, this is done in an isolation room.
This means that if you need to visit the clinic for another reason, for example your flu vaccine, you will not be exposed to any areas where COVID-19 swabbing is taking place.
Testing is a vital part of stopping the spread of COVID-19, and we are happy to be helping with this part of the response plan.
There is also a dedicated Healthline number for Coronavirus enquiries – 0800 358 5453. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
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This page was last updated at 11:45AM on December 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by The Doctors Fred Thomas.