Tests and Results

 

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Please telephone Temple Fortune Medical Group on 020 8209 2401  or call between 11:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday.

Results will only be given to patients themselves, registered carers or to the parents of patients under 16 year of age if appropriate.

Please note that for reasons of confidentiality, pregnancy test results are not given over the telephone, you will have to come in.

  • For Blood Tests – one week
  • For X-rays – two weeks
  • For Cytology (smears) – one month

test results

 

Specimens

A bottle can be obtained at reception for urine and stool specimens. Please write your name, date of birth and specimen date on the label of your bottle and bring your specimens to the surgery before 10.00am.

 

Referral letters

NHS referral letters are sent directly to the hospital. Private referral letters can be collected at the reception desk.

 

Tests at Hospitals

There are no walk in appointments available. Please book your blood test by calling the Royal Free on 0207 443 9757, to book your test online please visit the Royal Free website  and Finchley Memorial Hospital on 0208 349 7640.

You must have a blood form with you on your phone or printed out.

 

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 by visiting the NHS 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.

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

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