Test Results

medical samples being analysed

Tests normally take at least 3 days to be turned around by the hospital laboratory.

Due to the large number of results received, it is not possible for the practice to contact patients directly to inform them of their test results, and for routine or non-urgent results we do rely on you contacting us to obtain your results.

Patients who have signed up for the NHS APP service can view their tests results online. Patients without NHS App account need to contact the practice to ask for your test results by either calling the surgery or making an admin request on our online tool AccuRx which requires no registration to use.

Use NHS App   request with accurx   call the surgery

Please ring between 10:30am to 2:00pm, or 3:30pm to 6:30pm on 020 8330 4056

Please note the following to help us give you an efficient service:

  • We will take responsibility for informing you if we feel that a result suggests you need urgent attention; for this we need you to help us by ensuring that we have up-to-date contact numbers for you.
  • Our staff are only allowed to give results to the person to whom they relate. They will refuse to give results to anyone else. If for some reason you wish someone else to be given your results, please arrange this in writing with your doctor.

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 results will be available to view one week after the blood test.
  • This can be viewed using Patient Access.
  • If necessary, please contact the surgery  to make telephone consutation to discuss your results with a doctor.


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 website.