Whilst some test results are received fairly quickly others can take a week or more.
The practice will contact you if further action or advice is required as a result of your test.
Although we will normally contact you if you need to be seen following receipt of test results, if you have not heard from us it is your responsibility to check the result of your test.
In order to comply with patient confidentiality, we will only release test results to the patient themselves and may ask for additional forms of identification.
Please telephone after 2pm for your test results. You can also view your test results and other parts of your medical record online using Patient Access. Please see the Online Patient Access section for details.
While some tests may take longer than others, please allow the following times:
- Blood – 5 working days
- Urine – 5 working days
- X-ray – 7-10 working days
- Smear – 2-3 weeks
- Stool – 1-2 weeks
- Sputum – 1-2 weeks