Tests & Results
Please call after 2.00pm to enquire about your test results as our Patient Coordintors 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 your are advised to do so.
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 child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS website
Whitstable Medical Practice is extremely fortunate that the Friends of Whitstable Hospital and Healthcare have donated funds for the purchase of x-ray equipment.
This new facility greatly increases the range of conditions that can be treated here. These include fractures and other conditions diagnosed by x-ray.
The x-ray suite is also available for referrals from GPs and Consultants.
It is open 8.00a.m. – 8.00p.m. 365 days a year.
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