Test Results

test_results8When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. This will normally be 1 week after the test.

Please bear this in mind and call the surgery on 01757 211750 option 2 between 10am - 11am and 2pm - 3pm once sufficient time has elapsed.

Our Administration 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. 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.

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A 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. 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.

To arrange a routine blood test appointment at Selby War Memorial Hospital please telephone 01904 724 770.

You can get your test results by phoning the practice between 10am - 11am and 2pm - 3pm on 01757 211750 and selecting option 2. Your results will normally be available one week after your test.

Do you have to be Fasting?

Fasting means only have water and no food, tea or coffee for 12 hours before the test.


Blood tests are done in Selby and York

Selby: At Selby War Memorial Hospital

This is now a drop-in service, so no need to book an appointment

   Monday to Friday  08.00 - 17.00

York‘Take a ticket and wait’ basis run by York Health Trust at York Community Stadium

York Hospital:

Monday to Friday 08.00 - 17:00


doctor examining an x-rayAn 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.

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