We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for regular phlebotomy for our patients.
Sessions are currently on Tuesday and Friday mornings at Hughenden Valley Surgery, available to all our patients aged 16 and over.
Prestwood phlebotomy sessions are held on Thursday mornings. Please note that Phlebotomy at Prestwood Surgery is in an upstairs consulting room, so if you have mobility problems, please ask for a Hughenden phlebotomy appointment as these are held in ground floor consulting rooms.
Appointments for blood tests will be made through reception in the usual way. The computer generated forms for in-house phlebotomy must be brought to the phlebotomist who will otherwise not be able to take blood, and these forms are not valid at the hospitals.
Patients may have their blood tests taken at the hospital (Amersham, Wycombe, Stoke Mandeville) and this also may be necessary for certain blood tests which need to be transferred to lab immediately or which need to be processed very urgently.
The hospital also has a specific "Under 16 years of age" blood taking service.
If your child may need anaesthetic cream to numb the skin before their blood test, please ask us for a prescription and then take the cream with you to the appointment.
Results Of Tests And Investigations
We will contact you by telephone, or by letter, only if a result is abnormal and you require treatment or further investigations. You will not be contacted if your result is normal. If you wish to enquire about the results of your tests please telephone reception from 10:00 onwards. .
The administrative staff will give results to you or you may be asked to speak to the nurse or doctor. Adults' results will not be given to anyone other than the patient, except in exceptional circumstances.
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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.