Test Results

Results of Tests and Investigations

Please telephone the Practice between 10am and 12pm and then again between 2pm and 5pm to enquire about your test results - please note that our Reception team are not clinically trained so will be unable to comment on any test results that have not been looked at by a GP. If you would like to discuss your test results in more detail then please book a Telephone Consultation with a GP. 

The practice has a strict policy regarding patient confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results - in order for us to be able to do this you will need to come into the Practice and fill in a form at Reception.

When you take your test we kindly ask that you allow seven days before contacting us for the result. If when you call the Practice and your results are not with us within the time frame given - then please contact the department where the test was performed and ask to speak to the Secretary who will be able to give you a much clearer idea of when the results will be sent through.

It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.

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.


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.