Test Results

Blood Tests

If you have been asked to have bloods taken you can book this with a Healthcare Assistemt at the surgery, alternatively we would have also sent your blood form to the hospital electronically to book appointment:

  • Please ring 0121 507 6104 between 8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Email sandwell.phlebotomy@nhs.net if you wish to attend Sandwell or City Hospital please include your name, date of birth, contact number, NHS number, and the date you require your blood test and they will respond to your email within 24 hours during working days.
  • Visit https://www.swbh.nhs.uk/services/blood-tests/ for further information.

Please note there is a new online booking system for blood tests using the Airmid UK app.

To book using the app, patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Had a blood test previously.
  • Aged 16 and over.
  • Have been referred for a blood test by their GP.

Patients will be able to book, cancel and reschedule their blood test appointment via Airmid.

How do patients download the Airmid UK app?

The app is available via Appstore or Play Store.

For help with downloading the app and getting signed up, please visit:



Getting Your Test Results

X-Ray, Pathology And Other Test Results

Test results may be obtained only by the patient.

Blood, urine and X-ray tests usually take about 10 days to arrive and cervical smear tests about four to six weeks.

Specimens should be handed in to reception before 2.30pm for collection and transportation to the laboratory.

Blood test results can be obtained using the The NHS App 

Please note: we have withdrawn the telephone results line to improve patient access and availability of appointments.

Questions about your results

If you wish to discuss your results please book an appointment online via The NHS App

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.


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.