Test Results

Results of Tests and Investigations

Results of any blood, urine or X-ray tests are generally forwarded to the surgery within a few days. They are all checked by the doctors who decide on any further action. The results arrive daily. Having arrived the clincians will assess the result and will determine the next actions.  If there is a need to contact you then you will receive a call from the practice.

If your results are satisfactory then it may be that you will not recieve a call.  You can however seek an update by accessing the image below and requesting an 'administrative' update through using our electronic consultation site. 

By doing this it avoids the need to place a call with us. 

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.

If you need a blood test then do please phone the necessary surgery/health centre and ask for an appointment with our phlebotomist. 


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.