Tests & Results
Please ensure specimens are correctly labelled with your name and date of birth and brought to the surgery before 3pm. Samples will not be accepted unless you have either been assessed or asked to provide a specimen by a Doctor or a Nurse. If you feel unwell, we will offer you a consultation with a GP or a nurse, so an appropriate assessment of your symptoms can be made.
Bottles/specimen pots are available at reception.
Any samples collected in containers not issued by the Surgery or in unlabelled or messy containers will not be sent to the laboratory for testing.
X-Ray results can take up to 2 weeks to return.
Blood tests normally take 3- 4 days, but some can take up to 10 days.
Urine results usually take a week.
Patients need to telephone the surgery after these timescales to obtain their results.
Please phone after 10am for test results as the surgeries are exceptionally busy during the mornings.
A GP will have reviewed your test results which can be relayed to you when you phone in. If you continue to experience symptoms you may need to book another routine doctors appointment. For abnormal results, the Practice will try to contact you directly.
If you wish to discuss any results/letters from the hospital, please inform the receptionist the reason for your call so she can make sure the result/letter has arrived at the practice before you make an appointment to see or speak to a doctor.
We ask you to take responsibility for your health and that you contact us for the results of your tests. Please do not assume that if you have not heard anything that everything is ok.