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Cervical Smears 

Please note that it may now take 4 - 6 weeks for their result letter to arrive, not the 2 weeks that is quoted in the invitation letter.

This is due to workloads in the laboratories, this does not mean there is a problem with your sample.

Please do not contact the laboratory for outstanding results, or any other enquiry about test results – they cannot discuss results with you and will refer you back to their sample taker.

X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn 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.

 
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