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Please consider getting online access so you can look up your test results without needing to phone us. As well as the actual result it will show the comments/suggestions made by the GP/Advanced Nurse Practitioner and what the next step is. Of course if a result is especially important we will contact you.
Please telephone within 2 days after you have had your test and after 14:00 for test results. The doctor will mark all results with appropriate actions and the receptionists can relay this to you.
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.
The laboratory at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital use any surplus blood that is left after required tests have been carried out for training purposes. If any patient has objection they must specify this at the time of their appointment.
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:
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.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
If you think you have a urine infection it is important that we have as much information as possible as it is very difficult to interpret these without this information. You will be asked to complete a form to accompany your urine sample at reception or alternatively you can download the form from the link below:
Urine sample form
For further information on Cervical Screening please see this booklet issued by Gov.uk
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