Wellington Medical Centre

Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8BD

Test Results

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.
In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.