Results Of Tests And Investigations
- Test results normally take a week to come back. The reception staff may be able to give you your test result between 11:00 and 16:00 if available.
- 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. We are only able to give results to the patient themselves unless that person has given prior permission for their release or a power of attorney/guardianship order is in place.
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 an 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.