PH: (066) 7131211 - Out of Hours/South Doc: 1850335999

Blood Tests

BLOOD TESTS AND RESULTS:

Blood tests will only be carried out when requested by a doctor. The doctor will text you when the results are available and may request you to make an appointment to discuss.
If you are unable or unhappy to receive Text results then please make an appointment to see the doctor for results.

PLEASE NOTE due to the huge number of blood tests that we carry out every day it is no longer possible to give blood results by phone. PLEASE DO NOT RING FOR BLOOD RESULTS.

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If the Blood testing was requested by a doctor in the hospital please make sure you collect the results and bring a copy to your out patient appointment. The doctors at Rattoo Medical Practice will NOT normally contact you about results (whether normal or not) on investigations ordered by a doctor in the hospital.

Patients on WARFARIN: You need to have an INR test done AT LEAST every 4 weeks. Please make sure you remember this as it is otherwise unsafe to use Warfarin.
For safety reasons the doctors undertake to monitor the INR results ONLY ON CONDITION that the results can be texted to either the patient or a nominated relative who understands any dose adjustment necessary.
Patients or their nominated relatives who are unable/ unhappy to receive texts can opt for one of the following:
Coaguchek with instant INR result done in the surgery. Cost €20
Change to a NOAC (New oral anti-coagulant) subject to HSE approval.
Have the blood taken and INR monitored by the Physician who commenced Warfarin.

PLEASE NOTE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO MONITOR WARFARIN IN HOUSE BOUND PATIENTS.

Contact Us

Rattoo Medical Centre
(Formally Rattoo Surgery)
Ballyduff
Tralee, Co, Kerry, Ireland

Phone: (066) 7131211

SouthDoc: 1850335999

www.rattoomedical.com