Tests and Results

Blood Tests

The Health Centre offers facilities for having blood tests.

These are available between 8:40am and 12 noon by appointment only. Please contact the main reception to book an appointment and bring the form with you.

You will also need to check if you need to fast for the blood test.

Patients are also able to attend Ashford Hospital between the hours of 08:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday for a blood test using the pathology form provided by the practice. This is a walk in service and no appointment is needed.

Test Results

If you have had any tests done recently, it is your responsibility to obtain the results. Please telephone reception for results after 2:30 pm.

Blood results are available after one week and x-ray reports after two weeks.

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 NHS.UK: X-rays