Results of Tests and Investigations
Please call between 11.00 - 11.30 & 14.00 - 14.30 to enquire about your test results when a Doctor should be available to speak to you if necessary.
The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection.
Results can only be given to the patient concerned or parent/guardian of a child (under 16).
It is your responsibility to contact the surgery for your own test results.
Sometimes a doctor will suggest that an appointment with the clinician is made to discuss the results, and the receptionist will advise you of that.
Please remember the reception staff are there to help you and any questions they may ask are designed to assist the doctors in caring for your well-being.
If the doctor has asked you to have a blood test you will need to call 0161 934 8361 to make an appointment to attend a phlebotomy clinic. No blood tests are carried out at the surgery.
Fasting blood test means nothing to eat after midnight prior to the test. No food or drink, only water. Medication can be taken with water unless otherwise specified. Do not chew gum or eat sweets.
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.
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.