Medlock Vale Medical Practice

58 Ashton Road, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 7BW

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NHS

Telephone: 0161 370 1610

tgccg.medlockvalemedicalpractice@nhs.net

FACE MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED WHEN VISITING THE SURGERY – Guidance from Public Health England has confirmed that face masks are still required in all healthcare settings.  This is to stop the spread of Covid-19 and keep everybody safe.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Tests & Results

Please telephone for results after 14:00 each day.

For blood test results please allow five working days, unless told otherwise.

Cervical smear results are sent direct to the patient’s home address usually within 2-4 weeks; if no results have been received within 6 weeks please contact the surgery.

Please allow between 3 to 4 weeks for X-ray results.

Please remember: if you are requesting results for somebody else, that patient needs to give their written authority to the Practice to release those results.

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 on the NHS Choices 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 Choices website.