Tests and Results

Tests Results

Please call after 16.30 to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.

It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are

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

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is to launch an online blood test appointment system to improve patient experience.

From Monday, 12 October, appointments for blood tests should be made online, rather than by email or telephone. The appointments system ensures that the hospital can maximise the number of tests it can offer to patients and continue to maintain social distancing in waiting areas. Patients should book their appointments online, via the ‘blood tests’ page of the PAHT website. The new booking system – named Swiftqueue – is designed to be easy for patients to access and to manage their appointments. When accessing the Swiftqueue system, patients will be guided to create an account and follow the on-screen instructions to arrange their appointment.

Minimal information is required in order to set up an account and make an appointment. Patients will be asked to provide an email address (this does not need to be their own, it could be a friend, relative or carer who is assisting them, for example), their name and date of birth.

If patients require any support with using the system they can call 01279 827163 for advice. Alternatively, they can contact the PAHT pathology department on 01279 827030.

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