Test Results

Did you know you can view your test results online at a time to suit you?

Using GP 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. You can use your computer, tablet or smartphone to view your 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.

Results Of Tests And Investigations

Please telephone in the afternoon for results of smear tests, X-rays or laboratory tests. Information cannot be given to another person unless we already have your express permission. If you have online access you can have access to your medical records, please ask reception how to action this.

The practice will inform patients of any abnormal results that need to be acted upon.

Blood Tests

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.

X-Rays

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.