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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:
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.
Please wait 7 days before contacting the Practice for your results. Please ring after 11 am.
Blood tests for under 16's are undertaken at the Hospital by referral from the Practice.
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.
Please wait 2 weeks before contacting the Practice for your results
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
Our Cervical Smear samples are sent to Derby for testing. Due to a capacity problem with this service it is taking from 12 to 18 weeks for the result to come through.
The Practice will write to you with the results of your smear and any further action if required.
You will also receive a copy of the result from NHS England.
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