Test Results

Results of Tests and Investigations

We appreciate that you will be anxious to get the results of any tests as soon as possible. All results arrive at the surgery in the morning and are reviewed by the doctor after the morning surgery.

You can get all your results on line by registering for online acess and down loading MyGP app

Please telephone 020 3011 1891 after 11:00 or in the afternoon for your results.

Normal test results are given over the phone. Abnormal test results are not routinely given over the phone as you may need to discuss this with the doctor or practice nurse. You may also need further follow up care/treatment; you may be offered an appointment for this.

Doctors  will also send SMS messages  about result  and  if you need to be seen again

Blood test results take two working days to come back to the surgery, X-rays take ten days and smear tests take 4-6 weeks.

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 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.

X-Rays

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 an 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.