Results of Tests & Investigations
When you attend for any test, you will be informed how long you should expect to wait for the results.
Knowle House Surgery prefer not to provide test results over the phone or via appointments.
You will be contacted by the surgery should there be a need. However, if you wish to view your recent blood test results why not download the NHS App (available free from the IOS store or Google Play Store) register and once live you will have access to all of your recent test information.
In the rare instance you do require further information about a specific test result please visit our website and contact us using the administration option from our eConsult service via our website available 24/7.
Our reception staff are not allowed to give results over the front desk for confidential reason. Reception staff are not qualified to comment on test results, therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
Please note that we have a very strict policy regarding confidentiality and date protection. Due to this we will only give out results to the person it relates, unless that person has given prior permission for their release or the person in question is not capable of understanding them.
Request Test Results
Fill in this form and the practice will get back to your to discuss your test results.
You Can Now Book Blood Test Appointments Online
In addition to the GP appointments which are available to book through SystmOnline, you can now book an appointment for a blood test.
Please make sure that a member of our clinical team has asked you to book in for a blood test and then simply choose an appointment in our dedicated appointment sessions.
All blood tests are taken before 11:00 in order for them to be collected by the NHS Courier, who collects samples from us each morning.
If you are not registered to use our online patient services, please visit the reception desk.
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 childs 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 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.