Kingussie Medical Practice

Ardvonie Park, Kingussie, PH21 1ET

NHS

Telephone: 01540 661233

Fax: 01540 661277

Out of Hours: 111

Tests & Results

If the doctor has organised a test you can obtain the results by phoning the surgery, Monday – Friday between 16:00 and 17:00, by which time that day’s incoming mail will usually have been sorted.

Test results can take some time to come back to the practice (often up to five working days or more) but we endeavour to have them available to you as quickly as possible after we receive them. The doctor will check them and will mark on them what the administration staff should do next:

  • If your result has been marked as normal by the doctor then you will be given this information if you call to enquire.
  • Some results, while not necessarily abnormal, may still require the patient to speak to the doctor and if you call to enquire you may be transferred to the doctor or an arrangement will be made for you to speak to the doctor when s/he is available.
  • The receptionist may contact you and ask you to make a return appointment.

For helpful information about what your laboratory test results mean, please visit Lab Tests Online UK

When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. Please bear this in mind and call the surgery after/between/before 00.00 once sufficient time has elapsed.

Our reception 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

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-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 Choices website.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
  • Friday
    08:00am - 18:00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED