Ashfield Medical Centre

Ashfield Medical Centre

King Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 1AT

NHS

Telephone: 01623 559992

Fax: 01623 559943

Tests & Results

Whenever you have a test carried out at the surgery we will always contact you if you require any further investigations or medications as a result of the test. It is not necessary for you to contact the surgery. This procedure is to protect patient confidentiality. Results will not be given over the phone from a receptionist.

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

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 Choices website.

X-rays

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 Choices website.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 - 13:30
    14:30 - 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 - 13:30
    14:30 - 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:30 - 13:30
    14:30 - 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:30 - 13:30
    14:30 - 18:30
  • Friday
    08:30 - 13:30
    14:30 - 18:30
  • Saturday
    Appointments available on request
  • Sunday
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