Masham Road

Cantley, Doncaster

South Yorkshire

DN4 6BU

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Routine - 01302 537611

Emergency - 01302 371399

Fax - 01302 371804

Email - oakwood.surgery@nhs.net

Practice code - C86012

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Routine Investigations


Haematology/Biochemistry/Microbiology (including swabs)

 These can be done in house or at DRI, depending upon what the patient wants

 For DRI - fill out an online ICE request and print off the request.  They can attend DRI at their own convenience for this.

 For in house – either book the appointment with a healthcare assistant yourself or direct the patient to the reception with a completed online ICE request.  When booking a slot, add a note to say what blood is required and document this in the notes also.

 Specify if fasting or random

 Routine tests will normally 3 days to come back and will return to SystmOne via computerised links


Microbiology (Urine)

 Give the patient a completed pathology  form with the name, address, and date of birth completed together with the requested test, clinical reason for doing the test and your ‘Trainee Pathology Number’.  Also provide the patient with a universal container, or these are available form reception.

 Urine results should come back within 4 days via computerised links


Biochemistry 24-Hour Urines (Cortisol, Catecholamine, Protein)

 Give the patient clear instructions on how to collect the sample

 Give patient a completed ICE request form with the name, address, and date of birth completed together with the requested test, clinical reason for doing the test and your ‘Trainee Pathology Number’

 Reception will arrange ordering from pathology ordering of the 24 hour collecting container

 Reception will liaise with the patient to collect the collecting container

 Results may take up to 4 weeks to get back to you via computerised links


X-Rays

 Complete all sections on the radiology request form

 Place in the ‘radiology request’ envelope

 Instruct the patient about opening times and where to go

 The results will take up to 5 working days to come back via computerised links


Mycology (Finger or Toe Nails)

 Do NOT send to the nurses

 Give patient a completed pathology form with the name, address, and date of birth completed together with the requested test, clinical reason for doing the test and your ‘Trainee Pathology Number’

 Hand write demographics on a universal container

 Ask the patient the put a large amount of their discoloured nail in the container and drop it off at the surgery reception to be sent off to the labs

 These can take up to 4 weeks for the complete results to return

 The results will take up to 10 working days to come back via computerised links


Semen Samples

 Give patient a completed pathology form with the name, address, and date of birth completed together with the requested test, clinical reason for doing the test and your ‘Trainee Pathology Number’

 Provide the patient with a ‘special container’ and the written instructions on what to do with the sample.  

 Advise the patient where to go with the fresh sample

 The results will take up to 10 days to get back to you via computerised links


ECG

 Give the patient a piece of paper with ECG written on it to take to reception.  Alternatively book the patient in a 10 minute appointment with a HCA.

 Reception will pre-book the HCA appointment

 ECGs will be put in the duty doctor tray to be reviewed the same day by the duty doctor


24-Hour Blood Pressure

 Either advise the patient to book in for this via the reception, or advise reception yourself.

 The HCA will contact the patient directly with a date and time to arrange

 24 Hour BP result will be put in the duty doctor tray for review


Spirometry

 Give the patient a piece of paper with spirometry written on it to take to reception (if reversibility wanted: write this down also)

 Remember that the spirometry is only useful if taken at least 6 weeks after an exacerbation, acute wheezy episode or steroid therapy

 Unless over riding reasons: do not request within 6 weeks of an exacerbation, acute wheezy episode or steroid therapy

 Reception will pre-book the nurse or HCA appointment

 Spirometry results will be put in your tray the day that they have been done


Ultrasound

 Complete all sections on the radiology request form.

 The form should be given to the admin team to post off

 The patient will receive an appointment either through the post  or on the telephone direct from DRI imaging department.