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Test Results

Your Doctor will advise on how you can obtain results of any tests that have been arranged for you.  Usually to contact the practice seven working days after the test between the times below.

The result of your test is an important part of your treatment and it is essential that it is handled safely.

We are only able to communicate results that have been requested by the Practice. It may not be possible to access results requested by secondary care (e.g. Ninewells Hospital).

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

We will inform you of any abnormal results or results needing further action. However if you require information or to obtain results about your tests please contact the Practice between 10am and 12pm OR 3pm and 5pm, a minimum of seven working days after your test.


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 or Nurse 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 not routinely carried out in practice and a referral to Ninewells Hospital will be made.

Blood tests will only be carried out if requested by the GP or Hospital.

Test results can be obtained by phoning reception between 10am and 12pm OR 3pm and 5pm, a minimum of seven working days after your test.

 

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

 


X-Ray

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.

Results can take approximately fourteen days to be received at the Practice from date of X-Ray being carried out.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.

Test results can be obtained by phoning reception between 10am and 12pm OR 3pm and 5pm, a minimum of seven working days after your test.

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