It is important that you contact the Surgery for your test results if you have had a urine or blood test, x-ray or other investigation. Please either call in personally or telephone the Surgery weekdays between 1.00pm to 3.00pm on 01386 765600 and choose Option 4 for connection to our results line.
You will need to know the specific test results that you require as some tests take longer than others to process. If you have had several tests the Telephonist will not necessarily know whether all the results are back unless you can identify them. Most results are available over the telephone, but you may be asked to make an appointment with the Doctor to discuss the results in person. All test results are seen by a Doctor.
When you need a Fasting Blood Test; nil by mouth should be taken for 14 hours before the test. You may drink water. If you do not follow this instruction, your blood sample may be invalid.
Please note that, for reasons of confidentiality, results will only be given to the patient concerned unless that person has given prior permission in writing for the release of this data.
If you are asked to bring a sample to the Surgery, please let us have it by 1.00pm for delivery to the Lab. Containers can be obtained from the Reception and must be clearly labelled and lids tightly secured before they are handed in.
Samples are sent away for analysis and results can take varying lengths of time to come back to the Surgery and are processed as follows:
- Blood and urine tests - 7 working days
- Cervical smears - 6 weeks
- X-rays - 2 to 3 weeks.