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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:
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.
You may be asked to have a test that requires you to prepare beforehand. If you have to have one of the following tests, please read the instruction leaflet beforehand.
Sometimes you may be asked to provide a sample (e.g. urine, stool, sputum etc). You may do this at home.
Please ensure that you drop off any samples at the surgery before 12.30pm so that they arrive in time for that day's collection.
When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results.
You can call the surgery after 14:30 once sufficient time has elapsed following your test.
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
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.
BP readings at home
When you are asked to record your blood pressure at home, please use the form above to keep track and bring the filled out form in to the surgery.
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