Your doctor may send you for an investigation, such as blood test or x-ray. Please allow the following time for these results to come back:
- Blood results – 5 working days (some specialised tests may take longer)
- Urine/stool, swab results – 7 working days
- X-ray results – 2 weeks
- Tests that are organised by the hospital will be available via the consultants secretary-please contact them.
The practice will contact you with any abnormal results which require further investigation, prescription or tests. It is your responsibility to take the recommended advice for example, make an appointment with your doctor if you are advised to do so.
We will not contact you to declare normal results, therefore please assume no news is good news.
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.