Test results

How to get your test results

For your test results please telephone the surgery on 01892 863326 after 2.30 pm. Test results have to be checked by the doctor, you may be advised when to telephone the surgery to receive any test results, generally between 5 to 7 days after the test was taken for blood test results. Results for X-rays, scans etc can take 2 or 3 weeks before they are received at the surgery.

Please note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.

The receptionists may not be able to give full results over the phone if the result is complicated, or if the Doctor wants to see you about the result, and will then offer you an appointment. If you have had tests done as part of your annual review, and have a follow-up appointment as part of the review, the results will be discussed with you at the appointment.

For information on what your laboratory test results mean please visit Lab Tests Online UK www.labtestsonline.org.uk. Whilst we make every endeavour to contact you in case of an abnormal result, we recommend that you follow up any tests that you have had done, within the time scale given above, and are always happy to discuss these with you if you have any concerns.