The Practice adopts a ‘no news is good news’ approach in the communication of results.
This means that you won’t hear from us if the result is normal, but we will contact you by text, phone or letter if there is anything you need to know about.
Blood and urine tests are sent to the laboratory and should be arranged no later than 3.30pm each weekday. Results are available 48hours later, although some may take a week or more eg: vitamin levels and hormone assays. It is important that patients ring for their OWN results. This is to comply with Data Protection ruling on Patient Confidentiality.
The onus for obtaining results of any tests remains the responsibility of the patient. If any action arising from results of tests i.e. treatment or further tests, is necessary the patient will be contacted by the surgery.
The surgery can be contacted for results of tests between 12pm – 5.00pm each weekday. This will allow time for the doctors to view the results and will also help to keep the telephone lines clear, during our busiest times.
Once a doctor has reviewed your test results, you can view them:
These tests are performed at the hospital and it usually takes 14 – 21 days to receive results.
These take longer to process however you will receive the result by post. For all other results you should contact the surgery reception. Results of tests performed at the surgery such as ECG’s or spirometry are available once the doctor has examined them.