When you attend for a test of any kind please allow one week before enquiring about the results. It is your responsibility to obtain your and arrange any necessary follow-up appointment.
You can ring your surgery and obtain the blood results, between 12pm and 1pm only, at this point if needed you will be offered an appointment with the Nurse or the GP.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
- assess your general state of health
- confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
- see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
You can ring your surgery and obtain the results, after 2pm, at this point if needed you will be offered an appointment with the Nurse or the GP. Afternoon is better for these results as in the morning it is busy due to staff booking appointments both on the telephone and at the desk.
An X-ray is a wid ely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.
If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.
An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website .
Other Results can also be obtained after 2pm - MRI, CT Scans, Cervical Smears also any other investigations that you may have been referred for by the GP.