[Vocabulary] to have a blood test

beachboy

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I need to have / do / take a blood test.
I need to have / do / take an X-ray.

Are all the alternatives above correct? Which ones are more commonly used?
 

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'Do' doesn't work for me from the perspective of the person receiving the procedure. If I were the technician administering the procedure, then I might use 'do'.

I'm more likely to use 'have' with a past participle, but you'll hear it without that past participle.

I need to have a blood test done.
I need to have an X-ray taken.

Another common alternatives (at least in AmE) is 'get'.

I need to get a blood test (done).
I need to get an X-ray (taken).
 

Tdol

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Get works fine in BrE as well.
 

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The sentences in post #2 which use "have" don't need "done" at the end in BrE.
 
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