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Tests and Results

Results

You can get the results of blood tests, swabs, urine tests and x-rays which have been requested by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist by contacting the Admin team through the main surgery number (01452 899762, option 3) Monday to Friday between 10am and 1pm. Please leave 3 working days after having your test before ringing for the results. You should wait 7 days before ringing for x-ray results as these take longer as the hospital radiologists review and report these. Some blood tests take a week or more and the results of investigations such as 24 hour ECGs and hearing tests may take several weeks.

If a test is requested by a hospital specialist then they will receive the results and will be responsible for informing you. 

Blood Tests

Blood tests can be performed at the surgery for patient's over 12 years old or at several drop-in hospital clinics. Please do not book a blood test at the surgery unless we have advised you to do so or if your specialist has provided a form. If you would feel you need to have a test but have not been advised to do so then speak to your GP.

For details of getting blood tests done at the hospital please click here. Children under 12 must attend the hospital for blood tests and children under 6 need to be booked with children's outpatients, please see the link for details.

X-Rays

X-rays are performed at Gloucester Royal and Cheltenham Hospitals. Your doctor or nurse will request the x-ray after which you should ring the x-ray department on 0300 422 5577 to book their appointment (Lines are open Monday to Friday 0900-1600).

For chest x-rays at Gloucester Royal Hospital you do not need an appointment but can attend Gloucester Royal Hospital x-ray department Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

ECGs

ECGs are performed at the surgery by members of the nursing team on the instructions of your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. They involve placing sticky electrode pads on your chest to read the electrical activity of your heart. You can discuss the results of your ECG with your doctor.  



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