TESTS & RESULTS

During your consultation the doctor or nurse requesting any tests from you will have explained how to receive your test results.

This will either be by:

1. Booking a routine appointment for results/review
2. Phoning the surgery on 0207 7387 6306 between 9-5 pm.

If you have been asked to phone, the Practice Nurse will be able to give you the results once these have been reviewed by the doctor.

Most blood/urine/stool/swab results take between 3-7 days to return to us. Other tests may take slightly longer.

Test results 

Please be aware due to confidentiality we can only give results to the patient concerned [unless they are a child in which case we would give results to their parent/legal guardian].

Please note our Reception staff are not qualified to give out any results.

 

Blood test

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.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the  NHS website

 

X-Ray

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 website.

X-ray