For test results please call the surgery after 2.00pm. Most results are usually available in three days.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
Your doctor or nurse may want you to have blood tests to investigate your symptoms or as part of an annual review of chronic medical conditions.
These can be performed at the phlebotomy service on the 2nd floor of the St Pauls’ Medical Centre on weekdays from 8:15am – 11:15am.
Alternatively for patients registered at the Hatherley Surgery the phlebotomy service is by pre-booked appointment at Hatherley between 9:00am – 10:00am.
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.