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Tests and Results Information

    • Blood Tests

      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 have your blood taken across any of our sites, please see our opening times here. If you have access to our Online Services you can also book blood tests Online.

      You can also go to York Hospital  between 8:00-17:00 Monday—Friday. Asda also offer a blood taking service which runs Monday-Thursday 8:00-16:30 and Friday 8:00-14:30.

      You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

    • Test Results

      Test Results

      When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. This could be an Ultrasound or an X-ray that you had at the hospital or blood tests which you had at the surgery or Asda. We recommend for blod tests you wait 3-5 working days. You will then need to ring the surgery and find out the results once this time has elapsed.

      Please bear this in mind and try to call the surgery after 14:00. Alternatively you could register for our online services and check your results online. Click here for more information on how to register.

      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.

    • 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.