If you have undergone investigations at the surgery or at the request of a clinician then you can contact the surgery after 11am to obtain the results of the test.
Since our telephones are very busy in the early morning, we ask you to telephone for test results (e.g. blood, urine, X-ray) after 10:00 each day.
Please allow an appropriate length of time for the results to come back to the practice and be interpreted. See below for a guide on how long to wait. In the event that your results are abnormal and immediate action is required the doctor or nurse will call you to discuss this.
Test results will be reviewed by the appropriate clinician before one of the administrative team can advise you of the outcome. Please note that receptionists are not trained to draw deductions on test results or advise patients of reasons for abnormal results.
To ensure confidentiality, we only release results to the patient, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in writing.
Please note that if you have had any investigations performed at a hospital or community clinic these results will not be sent back to us and you will need to contact the department, clinic or consultant’s secretary to obtain them.
Availability of results
As a guide please allow the appropriate time listed below before you call the practice for your results. In some cases the results may take longer than suggested.
Blood Results: Please allow 1 week from the test date
Urine Results: Please allow 1 week from the test date
X-Ray Results: Please allow 3-4 weeks from the test date
Swab Results: Please allow 1 week for results
Cervical Smear Results: Please allow 11-12 weeks from the test date