Kingfisher Practice

Maswell Park Health Centre, Hounslow Avenue, Hounslow, TW3 2DY

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NHS

Telephone: 020 8630 3482

Fax: 020 8893 4368

Tests & Results

Please telephone for your results. It is in your interest to do so as there will be a message for you. Do not assume that if you “haven’t heard anything” that no action is needed. We will contact you by letter or telephone for significant results that require immediate action such as new medication. We do however process many results that for example are “borderline” or need “repeating in one year”. We do not have the resources to contact everyone in such circumstances.

We can also text you about your results. If you are happy to be texted please make sure that we have your mobile number and consent.

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

Blood tests can now be booked at reception. Sometimes this service is very busy and there is lots of pressure for routine blood test appointments, again we stress that is best to plan ahead.

If you require a blood test, please telephone the surgery for an appointment.

Please note: You will need a form from the doctor or nurse and you will need to bring the form with you when attending your appointment. 12 hour fasting is required for blood glucose and cholesterol measurements.

About 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.

Patient Participation Group

    NB: The granting of this consent does NOT involve the Maswell Park Patient Participation Group having any access to your Medical Records held by Maswell Park Health Centre or at any other location by the NHS.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    07:30 - 18:30
  • Tuesday
    07:30 - 18:30
  • Wednesday
    07:30 - 18:30
  • Thursday
    07:30 - 18:30
  • Friday
    07:30 - 18:30
  • Saturday
    08.00-12.00
  • Sunday
    CLOSED