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TEST RESULTS

Tests and Results

Please telephone after 9.30am to enquire if your test results have been received by the practice as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request after the initial morning rush.

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior written permission for the release of this data.      

 

Blood Test

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical tests. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • Access 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, the usual place for this would be the inside of the elbow or wrist where the veins are relatively close to the surface. samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child’s hand will be anesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

Once you have had a blood test they take approximately 48 hours for the results to come back to the practice

 

X-Ray

An X-ray is a great way 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.

X-ray results usually take on average 10-14 working days to come back to the surgery and put on to the patients records.

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