Tests and Results
When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please bear this in mind and call the surgery after 11:00 once sufficient time has elapsed. When calling please use number 0203 805 7300.
Please allow the following time before you call for your results:
- X-Ray / scan: 4 weeks
- Blood Test: 2 week
Please note that we only receive electronic results from North Middlesex Hospital.
All patients are encouraged to register for online access to allow them to view results. Alternatively patients can call between 11am - 2pm for their results. Please do not assume that you would be contacted as occasionally we have to chase results which are not available such as investigations arranged by the hospital. These results usually go back to the specialist who requested them. The hospital can then forward the results to the surgery.
Occasionally, the doctor may leave a comment regarding your results which the reception staff can read out for you.
Please Note: Information will not be given to a third party without prior consent. 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.
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. 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.
There is a limited capacity at the surgery for over 70s and limited mobility.
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.
Where to go
North Middlesex University Hospital
X-Ray Department is open:
- Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 7.00pm
- Saturday: 9.00am – 2.00pm
St. Ann’s Hospital
St. Ann’s Road
X-Ray Department is open:
- Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Community Services for Blood Tests
NMUH Online Phlebotomy Appointment Booking System
You can now book your blood test appointment online via the North Middlesex Hospital Website.
Or call 020 8887 2366 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm).
Patients who arrive without an appointment end up waiting longer times and the outpatients department is currently very busy with only a limited number of walk-in appointments available for urgent patients.
The new location of the GP Blood Test Unit is in the main outpatients department, level 0.
- Monday: 8.00am to 5.45pm
- Tuesday: 8.00am to 6.45pm
- Wednesday: 8.00am to 4.45pm
- Thursday: 8.00am to 6.45pm
- Friday: 8.00am to 4.45pm
Lordship Lane Health Centre
239 Lordship Lane
- Monday: 9.00am to 12.30pm
- Tuesday: 9.00am to 12.30pm
- Thursday: 9.00am to 12.30pm
The Laurels Medical Centre (Opposite St Ann’s Hospital)
256 St Ann’s Road
- Monday: 9.00am to 1.00pm 2.00pm to 3.45pm
- Tuesday: 9.00am to 1.00pm 2.00pm to 3.45pm
- Wednesday: 9.00am to 1.00pm 2.00pm to 3.45pm
- Thursday: 9.00am to 1.00pm 2.00pm to 3.45pm
- Friday: 9.00am to 2.45pm
Appointments must be booked for the following tests
North Middlesex Hospital (Out Patients)
Glucose Tolerance Test:
- Tel: 020 8887 2366
- Mobile: 07587883773
- Tel: 020 8887 2020
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