You can check your test results by telephoning the surgery after 14:00. Please do not telephone in the mornings as the reception staff will ask you to call again after 14:00.
Please note that we 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 written permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
Most blood tests are available within 48 hours after blood is taken.
Plain X-rays reports are usually available after 72 hours.
Results such as urine, stool or swab cultures are also usually available after 72 hours.
In all cases certain tests may take much longer, for example if the hospital has to send them away for processing.
Tests ordered by hospital clinics are not usually sent to us - if in doubt you should contact the hospital.
We do not usually contact patients about results: there are just too many coming into the surgery. It is your responsibility to ensure your results are satisfactory.