Tests & Results

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 at the end of surgery sessions. 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.

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.

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 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.

Further Information

Pont Newydd Medical Centre has an on-site pharmacy where patients can have their prescription dispensed.

Local pharmacy’s offer a repeat prescription ordering service which may help to make ordering your prescription a little easier. You will need to arrange this will your chosen pharmacy.

You will be reviewed annually by a GP. You may need to have tests or check-ups done by the nursing team before you see a GP for your medication review. A medication review reminder note will be added to your prescriptions if you need to have any reviews done

Your prescription will be available for you to pick up after 2 working days.

Please Note:

  • We do not take repeat prescription requests over the telephone unless you are a housebound patient.
  • The re-ordering of all prescription is the responsibility of the patient.
  • Please ensure that you check the quantities of medication that you have left regularly to ensure that you do not run out of your medication.
  • Please ensure that you only order the medication that you require. Please do not over order your medication. We would like to request that if you stop any of your medication then you inform the receptionist or Doctor at the practice.

MHOL

MHOL will temporary be available for patients who don’t have photo ID (to register for NHS Wales App) or those under 16 years.

MHOL link – Login – My Health Online (wales.nhs.uk)