Your Test Results
We ask that you contact us regarding your results.
Please do not wait to hear from us.
You may ring the surgery for the results of tests after 10am but please remember the following points:
- Results can only be given to the specific patient to whom they apply. In the interest of confidentiality please be prepared to identify yourself. Please do not phone for results for friends or relatives unless we hold written authority to discuss their case with you. We hope you will be understanding in this matter but we do not have a great deal of discretion in this area.
- You will need to know the specific test results that you require. Some tests take longer than others to process. If you have had several tests then the receptionist will not necessarily know whether all the results are back unless you can identify them.
- Please do not expect the receptionist to have any medical knowledge. They are instructed only to tell you if your test is indicated as normal. If any test is abnormal, requires further discussion or needs further interpretation then we can refer the matter to your Doctor.
- Please note that if the GP has annotated the result as "Routine" or simply asks for you to be booked in then a routine appointment will suffice for you to be seen. The GP will always instruct the reception staff if they need to see you urgently and we will always get you in urgently, but all other results that require an appointment can wait for up to four weeks. All results are reviewed by a GP upon their return to the practice from the lab.