TESTS & RESULTS
What does Frome Medical Practice offer?
Types of Test
We offer both fasting and non fasting blood tests every day, from Monday to Friday. Blood tests take about 6 minutes to complete.
Please note, we have temporarily suspended our drop in blood test clinic. For more details click here.
Most blood tests are requested by a health care professional electronically, but if you are given a form regarding your blood test please make sure you bring it with you to your appointment.
Frome Medical Practice offers ECG tests, when a healthcare professional has decided one is needed.
Blood pressure checks
Where possible, we are encouraging patients to take their blood pressure at home. Patients can then send in their results via our online blood pressure results form.
Patients may wish to invest in their own blood pressure monitor, such as an Omron M2 machine. These are available in supermarkets, chemists or online for £20-25. If you are purchasing a monitor it is important it is an arm cuff monitor and NOT a wrist monitor. Alternatively you might be able to borrow a machine from family or friends.
For regular monitoring the practice has a number of machines that can be loaned.
We do not test urine unless this has been requested by a health professional. If you have been requested to provide a urine sample, bottles are available for patients to collect at the Information Desk.
Please note that the laboratory do not do routine pregnancy testing. Fast, reliable pregnancy tests can be purchased at a pharmacy.
Test results are usually available 5 working days after the test. We will contact you if these are abnormal to arrange any follow-up or treatment required.
You can request your results by completing the following form:
Other support available
More information on blood tests is available here:
More information on ECGs is available here:
More information on blood pressure tests is available here:
More information on urine tests is available here:
INDEX - Services
- Breast Screening
- Cervical Screening
- Childhood Immunisations
- Contraception / Family Planning
- Diabetes Clinic
- Ear Syringing
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electronic Prescription Service
- Flu Vaccination
- Group Consultations
- Health Connections Mendip
- Healthy Child Programme
- High Blood Pressure
- Maternity Care
- Medical Examinations
- Mental Health
- Minor Surgery
- Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic Service
- NHS Health Checks
- Patient Support and Information
- Respiratory Assessment
- Summary Care Record
- Support to Stop Smoking
- Test and Results
- Travel Advice
- Warfarin Monitoring
- Young Person's Clinic