Tests and Results


If you are asked to ring the surgery for a result please do so between 2:00 - 6.00pm. A receptionist will be able to tell you if your result is normal or if you need to come in to surgery to discuss the result with your doctor. Please do not assume that your results are normal just because you have not heard from your doctor.

Please allow 7 days for blood test results and 2 weeks for xray reports to arrive back at the surgery.

You can also view your results online via Patient Access  or the NHS App.

You will receive a letter in the post regarding cervical smear results 10-12 weeks after the smear was taken.

You should normally be able to see your results when they are available through the NHS App or Patient Access App.

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. Children's blood tests cannot be done at the surgery, reception can give you advice on where to go.

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.

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