Results Of Tests And Investigations
Please do not attend reception to ask for test results.
Please telephone the surgery after 14:00 for all test results. Allow one week before contacting the surgery about the results of routine tests and X-rays. Letters and results from a Consultant can often take two weeks. Smear results can take much longer and are posted to you.
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 to unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
REQUEST TEST RESULTS
If you would like to request some test results to be printed. Please contact the surgery to fill out an application for access to your medical records which is a short form and hand it back in to the surgery. We require to see a form of ID ( a driving licence or passport) and a proof of your current address ( a bank statement, credit card statement or a utility bill) and proof of Parental Responsibility if accessing a child's medical record. This request can take up to 28 days to be processed depending on what is being requested. And a member of the team will be in contact with you when it is ready to be collected.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the surgery on 01736 363741/ 01736 788306
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
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.
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.