Tests and Investigations results
We will contact you by telephone, or by letter, only if a result is abnormal and you require treatment or further investigations. You will not be contacted if your result is normal. The doctor may leave a comment for you, and may ask you to make an appointment
If you wish to enquire about the results of your tests please telephone our team. Our phone lines are often busier in the morning and we advise waiting until the afternoon for a shorter wait.
Adults' results will not be given to anyone other than the patient, unless you have given prior permission for sharing of information.
Have you been asked to complete a urine sample?
Your GP or another healthcare professional may ask for a urine sample to help them diagnose or rule out health conditions. Urine contains waste products that are filtered out of the body. If it contains anything unusual, this may indicate an underlying health condition.
Your doctor or another healthcare professional should give you a container and explain how you should collect the urine sample.
To collect a urine sample you should:
- label a sterile, screw-top container with your name, date of birth and the date
- wash your hands
- start to pee and collect a sample of urine "mid-stream" in the container
- screw the lid of the container shut
- wash your hands thoroughly
Follow any other instructions your doctor has given you.
More information is below:
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
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The childs hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
Blood tests at Rowden are offered on weekday mornings and are by clinical request and appointment only. Please speak with your doctor if you feel you may need a blood test.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.