Tests, Results & X-Ray

Results of Tests and Investigations

We will contact you by telephone, SMS, 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.

Most test results are available 7 days after your blood test, urine test, x-ray or scan. If you have recently had any blood or urine tests taken at the surgery, and you wish to enquire about the result, please call after 2pm. Reception staff can communicate your test results but are not qualified to comment or advise on results.

Adults’ test results will not be given to anyone other than the patient, except in exceptional circumstances.

Test results can also be viewed online and we recommend patients register for the NHS APP so they can conveniently check their results at any time without the need to telephone the surgery.

The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

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

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.

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

Booking a Blood Test Appointment

You can book a blood test by calling reception on 01484530834. You may be offered an appointment at the surgery or at one of the following locations:

University Health Centre            Fartown Health Centre

12 Sands Street                            Spaines Road

Huddersfield                                 Huddersfield

HD1 3AL                                         HD2 2QA


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.