For your test results please telephone your surgery on:
- Collington 01424 217465.
- Ninfield 01424 892569
- Pebsham & Sea Road 01424 230399
The doctor, practice nurse or healthcare assistant will advise when your results should be available. Please note that X-ray results take a little longer, usually 7-10 days.
Receptionists can only give results over the telephone, with the approval of the doctor. If the result is complicated, or if the doctor wants to see you about the result, we will offer you a telephone appointment.
We recommend that you telephone for results in the afternoon when the telephones are less busy.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
Please note that we cannot accept urine or blood samples later than 10:30. This ensures the hospital receives a fresh sample that day enabling them to give the best result.
Sample pots are only available on request by a doctor or nurse. If you require a sample pot for other reasons, please speak to our reception team who will be happy to provide one.
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 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 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 Choices website.