Test Results

Results Of Tests And Investigations

If you have a routine enquiry or would like your test results please call between 1.00pm and 4.30pm this will help us to provide a more efficient service to you.  The Patient Services Team are often busy in the morning dealing with requests for appointments and visits. Did you know you can now sign up to receive your results via SMS? Please speak to the Team for further information.

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.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website

Please note we are unable to accept samples on Fridays after 11.30am.