Tests & Results
If you have had a test performed, you need to call the surgery to ask for the result. Of course, if a result is abnormal, the practice will contact you at the earliest opportunity. The doctors will assess results after morning surgery - please avoid ringing for results during the busiest period of the day, which is 08:00 – 12:00. In order to maintain confidentiality, results will only be given to the person to whom they refer, except for children under 16 years of age.
Results of most blood tests and urine samples will usually be available within three to four working days. Scan and x-ray reports are usually available within ten days to two weeks after the test is performed. In some circumstances we will contact you regarding your result but it is up to the patient to contact the surgery for their result.
We have red bottles for urine infections and blue bottles for stool samples and white bottles for sputum samples. We ask patients to write their name and date of birth on the label before bringing sample in to reception.