Test Results

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Your Results

When you attend a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please bear this in mind before calling the surgery.

It is your responsibility to contact the practice regarding your results.

Calling for Results

Please call after 2:00pm. Results will not be given before this time and reception staff will ask you to call back if you call before.

Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results. They can, however, inform you if they have been received and if there are any additional comments made by the doctor.

Call us for test results: 020 8500 9938        

Please Note: We do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect, we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

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 tests. 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

Please Note: You must consult with the doctor before booking an appointment for a blood test.

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.

For more information about Blood Tests see the NHS website

X-Ray Tests

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 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.

Find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS website