Issa Medical Centreincorporating St Walburge's 73 St Gregory RoadPreston, PR1 6YATel: 01772 798122
When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please bear this in mind and only call the surgery after sufficient time has elapsed.
Please telephone after 10am to enquire if your test results have been received by the practice as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request after the initial morning rush.
Please drop samples (stool, urine etc) at reception by 11.30am.
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment 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 for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
Blood tests can be taken at: Blood Clinic Timetable updated Oct 2017
There is no need to book an appointment at any of these clinics, but waiting may be unavoidable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the session ends to ensure you will be seen. Closed on Bank Holidays.
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:
BLOOD TEST RESULTS CAN TAKE UP TO 10 WORKING DAYS. The surgery will contact patients regarding blood test results if there is further action required.
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.
X RAY RESULTS CAN TAKE A MINIMUM OF TWO WORKING WEEKS. Currently this is longer and can be up to 3 weeks. The surgery will contact patients regarding x ray results if there is further action required.
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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