Tests and Results
Did you know you can view your test results online?
Using online services is the easiest and quickest way to view your test results, as there’s no need to make a phone call or visit us. Computer, smartphone or tablet users can view their test results anywhere – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are not already registered for GP online services please let a member of the practice team know you would like to use this service.
Please telephone for laboratory and X-ray results in the afternoon, allowing 7 working days for blood and urine results and 2 weeks for X-ray and scan results.
You will need to make a telephone or consultation appointment if you wish to discuss the result in detail. There is a website available to the general public aiming to make more sense of the tests carried out by doctors - www.patient.co.uk
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.
Please do not contact the practice for results of tests that were not ordered by a GP. You should ask the hospital how they intend to relay the results to you
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:
- 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
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.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS website
An X-ray is a widely 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 website.
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