Woodlawn & Oaklane Medical Centres

Woodlawn Medical Centre, 19 Powdermill Lane, Whitton, TW2 6EE | Tel: 0208 894 4242 | Fax: 0208 755 3371

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Oaklane Medical Centre, 6 Oak Lane, Twickenham, TW1 3PA | Tel: 0208 744 0094 | Fax: 0208 917 4600

Current time is 23:38 - Sorry, we're closed

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Tests & Results

Your results will be reviewed by a doctor and you will be contacted if any action is required. We will not contact you if your results are normal or no further action is needed. If you would like reassurance about your results, you may contact the reception between 13.00pm and 15.00pm.

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.

The surgery does not do blood tests on patients below the age of 16 years. In these instances we will issue a blood test form and the patient will need to book an appointment at the Kingston Pathology Lab – Tel: 0208 725 5468.

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.

Woodlawn

  • Monday
    08:00 until 20:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

OakLane

  • Monday
    08:30 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 13:30
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED