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We are always extremely busy first thing in the morning and receive a high volume of phone calls. To try and help alleviate the pressure we kindly ask that if you are ringing for test results that you call in the afternoon. This ensures the doctor has had time to view them and advise staff if they are normal, if they need repeating , medication issued or any other action taking.
Results can also be requested by emailing the practice email@example.com
Please note that 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 ordered by our clinicians for our patients are carried out in Practice by our trained phlebotomists. 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:
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 child’s hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
If you are advised you are to have a ‘fasting’ blood test – please ensure you have nothing to eat for 14 hours before your phlebotomy appointment, but drink plenty of water and take any essential medication.
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.