Central Park Medical Centre

Central Park Medical Centre

Victoria Central, Mill Lane, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 5UF

Current time is 16:12 - We're open


Telephone: 0151 638 8833


Tests & Results

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 leave it until later in the day. Our phone lines are available from 08:00 to 18:30 Monday to Friday.

Test results should be requested in the afternoon to ensure 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 emailng the practice WICCG.Gatekeeper-n85027@nhs.net (see entry regarding Email Service under ‘further information’).

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

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 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.

From 1st July blood tests will be carried out within our Practice. Until this date, patients can continue to fully utilise the phlebotomy service offered at the Victoria Central Walk-in Centre in Wallasey, and St Catherine’s Health Centre in Birkenhead.

Please have your request form to hand when booking an appointment as they will ask for information from the sheet regarding the tests you require.


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.