Test Results

If you would like to request your test results, please use our test results triage. The results will be available within 1-2 weeks for blood/urine test results and 2-3 weeks for ultrasound/x-ray results.

The surgery will not contact any patients to inform them of their results unless urgent.

The receptionist will advise you if the results are in and what action is required.

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

Please complete the Test Results triage to request your results online.

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. 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 ‘Blood tests’ page on the NHS website.

Blood appointments booked with the practice nurse are morning only bookings.

Phlebotomy services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, are available on Monday-Thursday 08:00 to 18:00 and Friday 08:00 to 17:30. Please remember to take your blood request form with you.

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 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 X-ray page on the NHS website.

Some services come with a fee that needs to be paid directly to the GP

  • Taxi medical: – £100.00
  • HGV medical: – £100.00
  • Private letters – Short £20.00/Long £40.00
  • Medical report with no examination – £40.00
  • Medical report with examination – £80.00 up to £150.00
  • Miscellaneous forms – £35.00 (Insurance, Holiday Cancellations & In Capacity, etc)
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations x 3 – £15.00 (per injection)