Blood test and urine results usually take at least two to three working days to come back from the laboratory. The doctor requesting the test will inform you whether to make a further appointment or whether you need to telephone the surgery for the result.
The result will have been read by the doctor and instructions may be given to the nurse as to what action is required. Please understand our receptionists are not medically qualified and are unable to pass on any information regarding test results.
The doctor or nurse will contact you if they wish to discuss your test results.
If you attend for hospital tests (Ultrasound, MRI, X Ray, and Echocardiogram) these tests can take up to 3 weeks for the results to be sent to the surgery.
Please note that we do 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 permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.