Tests and Results
We are trying to improve the ways you can receive your test results. We hope to have some results available for you online/using eConsult.
We will be communicating a number of results by text message. To receive this service, please ensure with have an up-to-date mobile telephone number.
Please note, we request that you do not assume that a result is normal if we do not contact you. The surgery will contact you if there is a significant problem with your results, but please contact us for all results as the GP may have made some suggestions or advice based on your results even if there is not a significant problem.
Text Messaging Service
To continue receiving this service, please ensure you have provided us with your up-to-date and working mobile phone telephone number.
If you would like to opt out of the text messaging service and withdraw your consent, please notify us through eConsult.
Some results are not available via this service. If this is the case, or you have requested your results by text message and they still have not come through, please phone the practice on 0117 9557711 after 10:30am.
If Your Test Was Not Done By The Surgery
Please contact the place you had your test to get your results.
0117 950 5050
Bristol Royal Infirmary
0117 923 0000
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.
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.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
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