Test Results, Blood Tests and X-Rays

Test Results

When you attend for a test at the practice you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please do not contact the practice regarding the result until that time.

Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results and it is your responsibility to check your results and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the appropriate clinician.

Please do not contact the surgery regarding test results until after 11am to give us time to deal with our daily urgent requests.

We have a strict confidentiality and data protection policy and can only give out results to the person they relate to, unless that person has given prior permission for this information to be shared by completing the Consent to Share with a Named 3rd Party form or if the person is not capable of understanding the result.

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.

A blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm or aid diagnosis
  • 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 usually inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface.


An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body and 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.

X-Ray Ilkeston Hospital

Ilkeston Hospital Radiology (x-ray)

For chest x-rays, open Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 2-4pm

All other routine x-rays must be booked

To book an appointment telephone 0115 9305522