Test Results

Results Of Tests And Investigations

The time that a test result takes to come back from the hospital can vary.  Please allow 5 working days before you enquire about your result.

If the results are normal and no further action is necessary then nothing else will be done by us.  However, you may want to contact the practice yourself and you can call in to the surgery or telephone for your results between 11.30 and 15. 30 or 17.00 and 18.00 any day except Thursday when you may call between 11.30 - 12.30.  

Please note that for reasons of confidentiality, the result will only be given to the person who has had the test unless we have been given prior permission to give it to a nominated person.

If you would like us to inform you of your result by text message, please inform the receptionist who will check that we have your correct/current mobile number.

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 childs 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.

Blood Tests Online

You can now book an appointment for a blood test at Basildon Hospital online.  Click on the button below and follow the instructions.

Blood tests online


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 an 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.