Tests and Results
Wentworth Medical Practice: 020 8346 1242
Audley Medical Practice: 020 8203 5150
Please telephone or call between 11:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday.
Results will only be given to patients themselves, registetered carers or to the parents of patients under 16 year of age if appropriate.
Please note that for reasons of confidentiality, pregancy test results are not given over the telephone, you will have to come in.
Tests at Wentworth Group Practice
Blood Tests: All Bloods are ONLY taken in the morning, there are no bloods taken in the afternoon. Blood tests are done by appointments with the Health Care Assistant.
Urine Samples: If possible please bring urine samples in the morning. Please do not bring urine samples in on a Friday Afternoon
Tests at Hospitals
Finchley Memorial Hospital, Barnet Hospital & Edgware Community Hospital no longer do walk-in clinics for blood test, patients will have to call to make an appointment with 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 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.
You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS 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.
You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS website.