Tests & Results
Results of Tests and Investigations
We aim to contact you by text or call as soon as blood test results are received (usually within 2 weeks).
However if you have not heard from us after two weeks, please contact the surgery.
Adults' results will not be given to anyone other than the patient, except in exceptional circumstances.
Invited for blood tests by our nurse? Read why
In 2022 our surgery RoyalMed, in accordance with the HSE recommendations, implemented CDM Chronic disease prevention for our medical card/ GP visit card patients. There are three types of programs offered (see below), These prevention programs are based on regular blood tests and physical examinations. Therefore, if you have a medical card or GP visit card in our surgery expect an invitation for above mentioned program investigations free of charge by text or by a telephone call. These are the following programs offered by us:
1. Chronic Disease Management (18+)
This programme is for patients who own a medical card or a GP visit card and have a diagnosis of one or more of the listed conditions below.
- Type 2 diabetes
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for chronic smokers.
- Cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart attack (angina), stroke and irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation)
2. Opportunistic Case Findings Program (OCF) (45 +)
Aims of the OCF program is screening risk factors for developing chronic diseases including diabetes, pulmonary problems (eg . from smoking) and heart problems (cholesterol, blood pressure, obesity). You will be asked to have a physical examination and blood test done, ECG and a Holter BP will be arranged by our Health Care Worker.
3. Prevention Program (PP) (45 +)
This a HSE second step program implemented after OCF, (see above) if you have risk factors but without recognised/visible chronic diseases. You would then be qualified for the prevention program to help you prevent from developing future diseases (Diabetes, Heart problems, Chest problems). You may expect regular investigations in our clinic in accordance to HSE recommendation.
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.