Tests and Results


The Practice receives a very large number of test results every day. Please note that we do not normally contact patients about the results of their tests.

Patients are therefore requested to phone or call in for their results between 3pm and 5pm.

Please Allow

  • 3 days - Pregnancy test
  • 1 week - Blood tests, incuding cholesterol
  • 1 week - mid stream urine
  • 1 week - stool sample
  • 10 days - x ray
  • 4 weeks - nail clippings

Please allow 48 hours for referral letters

Test 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



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.

Find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS website.