How to Obtain Test Results

If telephoning for the result of a test e.g. blood, x-ray, urine, etc. please call 01260 294757 during the following hours:

Monday only:  10:30am – 11:30am

Wednesday and Friday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The clinician who has requested the test will usually have advised you as to when the result should be available. If the test result has implications for the management of your condition, you will be asked to make an appointment to see the doctor.

To maintain confidentiality, results will only be given to the patient concerned or, if under 16 years, to a parent or guardian where appropriate.

Most tests (blood tests, ECG, smears) are done at the Health Centre:

Some results may take a little longer depending on the type of test performed:

Most common blood tests  – 3 working days
X-rays, Ultrasound               – 2 weeks

Swabs                                   – 5 working days
Urine/faecal samples           – 5 working days

(Please bring all samples to the surgery before 12 noon)