TestSafe is a Ministry of Health initiative whereby all laboratory test results are stored on a central database known as the Regional Results Repository. The aim of this is to make sure that any blood test results are available to the primary healthcare or hospital doctor treating a patient and will cut down on hospitals needing to duplicate tests already done by their GP. Access to these results are strictly controlled.
All patients do have the right to “opt-off” on each or any occasion and can do this by informing either the GP prior to the lab form being printed, the laboratory nurse taking the blood sample or by phoning 0800LABSAFE (0800 522 7233), but should be aware this may result in blood tests being retaken at another facility with the consequent delay in that provider obtaining the results.
Further information can be obtained from brochures in our waiting rooms or by phoning the labsafe number above.