2 Goldington RoadTel: 01234 351341
147A Church LaneTel: 01234 351341
Patients are requested to call the Surgery after undergoing a test requested by the Surgery, to ensure the results have been received. Calls should be made in the afternoon, and no sooner than 7 days after the test, in some cases the results can take longer, depending on the type of test.
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
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.
We offer a phlebotomy service at the practice. This is available by appointment only.
You may also attend South Wing hospital on a Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:30 or North Wing hospital on a Monday to Thursday from 08:00 to 16:30.
Blood test for children - you need to arrange an appointment at Riverbank Ward in Bedford Hospital for any child under the age of 16. Please call 01234 795721 to arrange the 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.
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