Test results can be obtained from the surgery after 11:00. We ask if you could not telephone at other times when the reception staff are particularly busy. Results can only be given to the patient for whom the test was taken to ensure there is no breach of confidentiality guidelines.
On average please allow 5 working days for your test results to come back from the hospital unless your doctor has advised otherwise. Five working days are needed for all results to come back and for them to be marked by the doctor. If you phone before 5 working days important results may be missed.
A receptionist will inform you whether the doctor has marked the result as 'normal', 'no action required', 'needs to see doctor - urgent or non-urgent', 'repeat/further tests needed' or if some other actions is required. If you need another blood test you can collect a form from the reception when it is needed. Please note that X-ray results take a little longer, usually 10 working days.