Test Results

Collecting Test Results

The following methods are available for collecting your Test Results:

  • Online: If you are registered for the EMIS Patient Access service, click here to view your test results once they have been filed by the surgery.
  • If you are not registered for the online EMIS Patient Access service, click here to fill out a form, and the surgery will get back to you to discuss your test results once they are ready.
  • By Phone: Please call the surgery at 023 8061 2051 after 3pm Monday to Friday and a member of staff will inform you.


Please note the approx wait time for test results:

Routine blood tests/swabs: 5 working days

Urgent blood tests: within 24 hours

Xray and Scans: 2 weeks after you have had your xray or scan

Nail clippings: 4 weeks

Cervical Smears: 4 weeks


We do not automatically contact patients to inform them of their results, it is your responsibilty to check your own test results,our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointments with the doctor.

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 in writing or for children below age 18. 

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
  • if you are on certain medication you may have to have regular blood tests.

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist or HCA 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, this is normally done at the hospital. Please note we do not do blood tests for anyone below the age of 17.

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.