Tests & Results

Arranging Tests And Investigations

If your GP or nurse has referred you for an investigation, please see below to find out what you need to do next:

 

BLOOD TESTS:

Blood tests are done at the phlebotomy clinic on Curtis Street; to arrange an appointment, please ring them directly on 0115 8440565. On the day of your test, you will need to take a paper or electronic copy of the request form, that your doctor or nurse would have given you.

XRAYS:

Xrays are done at Nottingham City and Queen’s Medical Centre hospitals; you will need to make an appointment by ringing 0115 875 4568.

ECG:

Heart traces or “ECGs” are done at Torkard Hill; please speak to reception to arrange this with one of our healthcare assistants.

ECHO SCAN:

Please arrange this directly with Nottingham City Hospital, by ringing 0115 9249924 Ext: 62183 within 5 working days of your referral.

ULTRASOUND SCAN:

You will be contacted directly via letter by the community ultrasound service.

MRI SCAN:

You will be contacted directly via phone or letter by the hospitals (Queen’s Medical Centre or Nottingham City).

 

 

 

Receiving your results by SMS mobile messaging

Your GP and nurse can send you the results directly via text message. The benefits of this includes avoiding having to take time to ring up, and often you will be notified much sooner! Please contact reception to consent for SMS messaging.

Results of Tests And Investigations

Please remember that you MUST call the practice after 2pm for the results of any tests or investigations that you have had done. It is your responsibility to follow up and find out the results of your tests.

It is really important that you do NOT rely on the practice to contact you with your results and you must NOT assume that they are normal if you haven't heard anything.

Please remember to contact the practice within 5 days of having the test. 

As a general rule, any tests ordered in hospitals or outpatient clinics will be sent to the Consultant or Nurse who ordered them and so any requests for such results should be directed to the hospital secretary.