Results Of Tests And Investigations
You will be asked by the GP or Nurse to contact the surgery for your results. If you have online access, you will be able to log in and view your results in your medical record and see the Doctors comments.
To register for online access, please see reception with photo ID.
The time taken for results to come through can vary depending on the test. The GP or Nurse will advise when to contact us. If you have an extremely abnormal result, we will contact you directly otherwise we do not routinely contact patients with test results due to the workload that this would involve.
Please contact the surgery after 10.00am for your test result, we are very busy the first part of the morning booking appointments. You may be asked to see the Doctor or Nurse for your results.
FOR TESTS DONE IN A HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT OR REQUESTED BY A CONSULTANT, IT IS ADVISED THAT YOU RING THE HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT AS GP'S ARE NOT ALWAYS NOTIFIED OF RESULTS
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 childs 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 Choices website
If the doctor or nurse has asked you to provide a pathology sample e.g. urine, stool, sputum, these must be left at reception Monday - Friday.
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 an 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.
Please be aware X-Ray results can take up to 2 weeks to come back to the requesting clinican from the hosptial.