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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 before enquiring after results.
Please call for results after 14:00 once sufficient time has elapsed.
Our reception staff will pass on the Doctors comments on your results and help you arrange a follow up appointment if needed.
Please note that 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:
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.
If your doctor has requested that you attend for a FASTING blood test, it could be for glucose or lipid/ cholesterol testing. For this test to be performed, you are required to fast overnight prior to the blood test. This means that youi should not consume FOOD or DRINK( EXCEPT PLAIN WATER) for at least 12 hours before the blood test.
Please DO continue to take any prescribed medication with water only.
It is NOT possible to perform the blood test if you have not fasted.
Wycombe Hospital operates an appointment system for fasting patients Mon-Fri. For warfarin patients Mon- Thurs. Between 08:00 -11:00am. To make and appointment, please phone 01494 425 234
Walk-in for blood tests is 11:00am- 3:30 pm
Amersham Hospital only operate a walk-in system 08:30 am-3:30pm
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.
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.
If an X-ray has been requested at the hospital, please call 01494 425 447 to arrange, or if you have been given the request form, please take this along to the hospital.
If an X-ray has been requested at Cressex, please wait for the Cressex Diagnostic Centre to get in touch with you for an appointment usually within a week, if you have not heard in 2 weeks, please call 01494 555 200 to follow up on the request.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
If an Ultrasound scan has been requested at the hospital, you will be called by the hospital to arrange an appointment that suits you, if you have not heard in 2 weeks, please call 01494 425 447 to follow up on the request.
If an Ultrasound scan has been requested at Cressex, please wait for the Cressex Diagnostic Centre to get in touch with you for an appointment usually within a week, if you have not heard in 2 weeks, please call 01494 555 200 to follow up on the request.
If an MRI scan has been requested at Cressex, please wait for the Cressex Diagnostic Centre to get in touch with you for an appointment usually within a week, if you have not heard in 4 weeks, please call 01494 555 200 to follow up on the request.