Results of Tests and Investigations
Our receptionists are extremely busy first thing in a morning making appointments so if you are ringing for a test result please telephone between 11:00 and 15:30 by contacting the main surgery number.
If we have your mobile number you may receive normal test results by text.
If you are registered for Patient Access you may see your blood results in your medical record
If your test is abnormal the GP will instruct the receptionist to ring you or send a letter to inform you of what to do next.
For reasons of confidentiality please ring in person for test results. Receptionists are not medically trained so they may only tell you if a result is normal or that you need to make an appointment to see a doctor.
Some results can take five or more days to come back and you will be advised when to call when your test is taken.
If you have been asked to record your blood pressure upload this form to record your results Patient Home BP Record
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.