Test Results

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.

However if you would like to know your results you may complete our online Test Results Triage or contact the surgery on the test results line (01384 460111) between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00.

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.