Blood Tests

There are two types of blood test services for patients ‘GP Practice generated’ and ‘Hospital generated’, ideally these must be carried out in the locations they have been generated from.

The Swan Medical Group offers bloods test appointments with our team across all four sites Monday to Friday, these can be booked either online if you have an online access account, or by contacting us at the surgery, please note this is a pre-booked appointment only service.

For Hospital generated blood tests, the service is provided at the following locations/days/times:

  • St Mary’s Community Health Campus – 030 0123 6612
    • 7am – 3.45pm, Monday and Wednesday.
    • 7am to 1.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital – 023 9268 1755
    • 8am to 1pm, Monday to Friday
  • Fareham Community Hospital – 023 9268 1755
    • 8am to 1pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Petersfield Community Hospital – to book 02392 681755 – phone lines open 10am till 3pm
    • Clinics are 7am to 1pm, Monday and Tuesdays
  • For Royal Surrey & Haslemere County Hospitals and Cranleigh Village Hospital please use the online booking link:

Blood Test results

The results of most tests are usually available within 5 days, but some do take longer. We recommend calling after 2.00pm for test results, as this gives the doctors time to interpret the report from the lab, if you have online access you can also see these without the need to call us.

Please note we have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection, therefore we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

Blood Tests explained

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child’s hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website here.