- Clinipath offers Kelvale patients a comprehensive pathology service
- Our well respected and experienced practitioners will make sure you are comfortable during testing
Clinipath Pathology offers on-site services to Kelvale patients. Clinipath is driven by a commitment to delivering an accurate fast friendly personalised and responsive service. It offers Kelvale patients a comprehensive pathology service.
The laboratory maintains a 24/7 service with experienced pathologists and medical scientists also available for out of hours emergency tests.
They have two fully equipped rooms for collection of pathology samples. Samples are collected by courier several times a day and delivered to the laboratory.
The regular phlebotomists are all experienced practitioners. This reassures our patients some of whom may be anxious about having blood samples taken.
One of the phlebotomists has been working at Kelvale for over a decade and is well respected by patients and doctors alike.
Note: A home visit service is offered for patients who are less mobile and unable to get to Kelvale at times that may be specified for certain tests.
Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing.
Do I need to fast?
Not all tests require fasting beforehand. However, there are some tests which will require you to fast (usually overnight).
You can drink water during this time and take any medication you would normally take, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
Your doctor will inform you of any tests that require fasting.
If fasting is required, you should not have anything to eat or drink for 10 - 16 hours before your test.
Is it safe?
It is the policy of Clinipath Pathology to utilise single use sterile equipment when taking blood samples from patients.
No equipment is reused and our specimen collection staff are trained in infection control.
When will my results be ready?
Routine test results are generally available within 2-3 days of collection.
Once your details have been confirmed, the specimen collector will examine your arm to find a suitable vein. If you feel uncomfortable, please do not hesitate to inform our collector.
You may prefer to lie down if you are feeling faint or nervous.
Once a suitable vein is found, the collector will cleanse the skin with an alcohol swab and then insert a sterile needle into your vein to obtain the sample.
Different tubes are required for different types of tests, so there may be more than one tube of blood collected.
After blood has been drawn and the needle has been removed, pressure should be applied to the site to minimise bleeding.
A cotton wool ball and/or bandaid will be applied to the area afterwards.
Note: It is important that you avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise in the following 24 hours to avoid bruising or bleeding.