Tests and Results

Test Results

Please phone for your test results between 12.30pm - 3.30pm on 01656 754200

Test results

 

Blood test

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. 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

 

X-Ray

If a Doctor has requested an X-Ray you will be given a request form and advised to call 01656 754296 anytime between Monday to Friday 9am-4pm to organise an appointment for an X-Ray at Maesteg General Hospital which is adjacent to the surgery.  Currently during the coronavirus pandemic appointments are given on a Tuesday or Thursday between 9am-12pm. Please take the paper request form with you to this appointment.

The entrance to Maesteg General Hospital can be found by clicking the what3words address below. 

The X-Rays are then reviewed by the Radiology team at the Princess of Wales Hospital and a report is sent to Bron-Y-Garn Surgery.  They advise that this process can take up to 2 weeks.  Please contact the surgery for your results.  

X-ray

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.

 

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