On average please allow 7 working days for your test results to come back from the hospital unless your doctor has advised otherwise. Please note that X-ray results take a little longer, up to 21 days.
For your test results please telephone the surgery after 11:00. The receptionists have allocated morning appointments by this time and your request should be dealt with promptly.
When test results come back from the lab' your doctor will read them and leave a brief comment. When you call the practice for the result the receptionist will give you this comment. The reception staff are not clinically trained and they cannot always give full results over the phone. If the result is complicated, or if the doctor wants to see you about the result, we will offer you an appointment.
We will only give results to the person who has had the test or a person who has a legal responsibility for the patient (i.e.: parent or guardian).
PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to call the practice for your results. At the practice we request 100s of tests each month and it is therefore not viable for us to contact every patient with their results