Most tests will be performed at the surgery - some will need to be sent off for analysis. While we have risk management procedures in place to avoid abnormal test results being overlooked it is your responsibility to ring or attend the surgery for your test result.
You will be informed as to how long to expect to wait for your test. Most results can be dealt with over the phone - ring reception and they will be able to read to you the message left by the doctor regarding your results and the action ( if any ) that needs to be taken.
We can also text your results to you - if you wish to enable this option please arrange with reception to record consent for us to do this. We will not text any significantly abnormal or worrying results to you - we will talk to you in person. Please note that our system does not allow us to determine the time the text is sent so you may receive a result late in the evening.
|Test type||Usual wait|
|Routine blood tests||3 working days|
|Routine urine tests||3 working days|
|Routine X-rays & scans||14 days|
|Biopsy ( samples taken during |
surgical or investigative procedures ) results
|Cervical smears||8 weeks|