Results of Tests and Investigations - How Do I Get The Results?
We will only contact you by telephone/text if a result is abnormal and you require treatment or further investigations. No news is good news!
You will not be contacted if your result is normal.
If you wish to enquire about the results of your tests please, please use your NHS login details to view them online.
Alternatively, fill in the "Test Results Request" form below, rather than call the surgery. We endeavour to response with 24 hours of receiving your request.
Adults' results will not be given to anyone other than the patient, except in exceptional circumstances.
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 childs hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
Phlebotomy appointments are available at the surgery before 12pm with the nursing team, subject to availability.
You can also be seen in the local community at Wanstead Hospital (Heronwood and Galleon) and Forest Medical Centre, Loughton. You will need to book yourself a 5 min slot at either site by going to https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/bartshealth.php
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 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.
Once referred, our patients can attend Whipps Cross Hospital (subject to appointment availability) or Royal London Hospital, St Barts Hospital and Mile End Hospital as a walk in.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.