TESTS & RESULTS
Tests Performed at the Practice
The simplest way for you to access your test results is to sign up to our online system either in person with ID at the practice or through the NHS App. You will be then be able to request access to your Detailed Coded Record. Using this facility will enable you to view your results online as soon as the GP has reviewed them.
We cannot guarantee when your results will be received by the surgery, the following is a guideline only:
- Routine Bloods - 3-5 days
- Swabs - 8 days
- Urine Tests - 4 days
- Smears - 8 weeks
We will contact you by telephone, or by letter, only if a result is abnormal and you require treatment or further investigations. You will not be contacted if your result is normal.
If you wish to enquire about the results of your tests please telephone 01395 441212 after 2.00pm.
Please note our reception staff are only allowed to pass on information as described in the notes by your doctor and are not permitted nor qualified to pass on any opinion of their own. Adults' results will not be given to anyone other than the patient, except in exceptional circumstances.
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.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.