Partington Central Surgery

Open 8.00am to 6.30pm weekdays

Tests and test results

Types of tests

Blood Tests

All blood tests will be by appointment only. Patients can make an appointment for the Phlebotomy Clinic by telephoning the booking hotline on 0161 934 8361. The booking team will offer patients a choice of appointment at one of the Trafford blood testing clinics.

Patients under the age of 16 years will be provided with the contact number for the Phlebotomy Clinic at the Children Resource Centre at Trafford General Hospital, Davyhulme. Children Phlebotomy clinics are held Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00 by appointment only.


An X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body and is an 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. X-rays for Partington Central Surgery are normally carried out at Trafford General Hospital Radiology Department – no appointment is necessary, a referral will be made by the GP.


If your doctor thinks you would benefit from a scan the request will be sent electronically to the radiology department at Trafford General Hospital. You will then receive an appointment by post to attend either Trafford General or Altrincham General. Please note that some scans can only be carried out at Trafford General.

Test results

All test results are reviewed by a GP and either a clinician or the reception staff will contact patients with the results of any X-ray, test, or blood test where further action is required. Please note that due to the high volume of test results we receive, we do not contact patients where blood test results are normal.

When you attend for a test you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. We have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and will only provide results to the person they relate to (unless prior permission has been provided by that person or the patient is in capable of understanding them).

Test results can be viewed online once you have registered for our online services or can be received by calling the surgery between 12:00 and 14:00 once sufficient time has elapsed. It is your responsibility to check your test results and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 16th August, 2022