Below are the approximate waiting times for test results. We expect patients to contact the surgery for their results; it is not feasible for us to contact everyone. Please only call the surgery after sufficient time has elapsed.
When the results come back to the surgery they are viewed and commented on by a doctor. Our reception staff are able to let you know the result and the doctors comment, but are not clinically qualified to provide clinical information. If you would like to discuss the results further please book a telephone consultation with a doctor.
Please note that we have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only give out results to the person they relate to, unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data.
Blood tests: 3 working days for routine blood tests (please note there are some specific blood tests which may take longer.)
Urine sent to the laboratory: 3-4 working days.
Stool samples: 4-5 working days.
Swab tests: 3-4 working days.
Nail clippings: 10 working days.
X-ray and CT / MRI scan Results: 10 working days.
If you have any questions about the tests or waitings times please contact the surgery.