Tests & Results

Test results are received 3-5 days after a sample being taken, though some may take longer. Please ring after 10.30 for information about test results. This ensures the surgery phone lines are free for patients requesting appointments during what is the busiest time of the day.  

If you are informed that your result has been ‘filed away’ to your records this is an indication that the result is normal/unchanged and requires no further action. You will be informed by the reception if your results require further action. 

Occasionally certain investigations i.e. blood or urine samples need to be repeated or additional samples requested before they can be interpreted correctly. The reception staff will also inform you if this is the case. 

Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results unless they have been seen by a GP first.  Once the results have been actioned by the GP they will add a comment to the results and it is this information that the reception staff can relay back to you as the patient.  Please do not ask the reception team for any further information in relation to results. 

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

You can view your own test results if you have online access to your coded medical record.  If you would like to apply for access this please ask at reception.

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