Tests and Results

Instructions for fasting blood test

If you have been asked to have a FASTING blood test you must follow the instructions below. This means that 

  • The evening before your test you must not have anything to eat after 9 p.m.
  • On the morning of your test you must not have breakfast or anything else to eat
  • Before your test you should have plenty of PLAIN WATER to drink or tea or coffee WITHOUT MILK OR SUGAR


  • ONE WEEK after your blood test, please phone the surgery for the results between 11.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.You can telephone the surgery on 020 3405 0820

Alternatively if you are signed up to Patient Access you can view your test results online. If you have medical record enabled, there will be a medical record section on the Patient Access dashboard once you’ve signed in. To view your medical record, simply select Medical Record from the dashboard to expand the selection, then select test results.