We are trying to improve the ways you can receive your test results; we hope to have some results available for you online/using this website.
Please note, we request that you do not assume that a result is normal if we do not contact you. The surgery will contact you if there is a significant problem with your results, but please contact us for all results as the GP may have made some suggestions or advice based on your results even if there is not a significant problem.
You can also call after 2pm to enquire about your test results, our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request at this time.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
When the test results will be available
Approximate number of working days for tests ordered at surgery:
- Blood Tests – 5 working days unless otherwise advised
- X-Ray – 3-4 weeks
- Urine Test – 5 working days
- Biopsy – 6 weeks
- Smear Test – 3-4 weeks
For investigations ordered by a hospital doctor please ask at the hospital how they intend to relay the result to you.