Tests & Investigations
Blood samples are usually taken by the phlebotomist at Deal Hospital, Monday to Friday. This service is run by appointment and you should telephone Deal Hospital between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 865400 for an appointment. Urine or any other samples for the laboratory can be left in the tray at the hospital before 2.30pm. Most x-rays and scans are done in Deal by appointment, but special x-rays and scans are usually performed at either Buckland Hospital, Dover, the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, or the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate. Routine ECGs are also done at Deal Hospital twice weekly by appointment if your doctor requests it.
Please allow a week for most tests. Smears take about a month and you will be contacted with the result. The test result department is open at present between 2.00 - 4.30pm. The automatic choice list on the telephone includes an option for dialling this department direct. If you are uncertain about a test please ask the doctor or nurse, about the procedure and how to get the result.