Please allow 3 days for blood/urine results and 2 weeks for X-ray/Ultrasound scan results to come from the hospital. Some results may take longer.
Test results can only be giver out on the doctor’s approval. The receptionist is only able to give you the message attached to the result but would not be able to discuss it with you.
If you have any questions about the results, please speak to the doctor either on the telephone or by making an appointment.
You will be asked for your date of birth to assist in identification
Always check on your results as further actions may be required.
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.
Further information on Blood Tests
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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 we need to have a X-ray of you to examine the inside of the body, 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. These tests usually carried out by a Radiographer, a Healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
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An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart.
As sound waves are used rather than radiation, the procedure is safe. Ultrasound scans are commonly used during pregnancy to produce images of the baby in the womb and also be used to detect heart problems, examine other parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and abdomen
These tests usually carried out by a Radiographer, a Healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.
Further information on Ultrasound scanner Tests
NHS Choices Ultrasound Scan