Getting your test results
We will contact you by telephone, or by letter, only if a result is abnormal and you require treatment or further investigations.
You will not be contacted if your result is normal.
Once a doctor has reviewed your test results, you can view them:
A blood test is a common medical procedure where a small sample of blood is taken from a person's arm or hand to be tested in a laboratory. Blood tests are used for multiple purposes, such as:
Assessing General Health: Blood tests can provide information about a person's overall health status.
Detecting Infections: They can help confirm the presence of bacterial or viral infections in the body.
Organ Function: Blood tests can evaluate how well certain organs like the liver and kidneys are functioning.
If you want to learn more about blood tests, their purposes, and how they are performed, you can visit Blood tests - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
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.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.