NOTICE - A NEW TIME FOR RESULTS TO BE GIVEN OUT WHICH WILL START FROM 1ST APRIL 2013. WE WOULD THEN ASK PATIENTS TO CALL FOR THEIR RESULTS BETWEEN 13.30-14.30 EACH DAY. THIS MOVES THE HIGH DEMAND OF CALLS AWAY FROM THE MORNINGS.
Results of tests are only given by our secretarial staff and, therefore, you will need to ring between 13.30 - 14.30 Monday - Friday and ask to speak to your doctors' secretary.
The time in which results come back can vary. Below is a guideline, but can change depending on type of result and if these have to be sent off to a laboratory outside our area.
- Blood results: 5-7 working days
- X-rays: (requested by GP) Approx. 3 weeks
- Swabs: 2-3 weeks (can take longer if sent away)
- Cervical smear: 2 weeks approx
- Ultrasound, MRI scans, Cardiology reports etc can take a lot longer.
Please do remember that neither the reception staff or the doctors are able to discuss your results with a member of your family without your permission. This also means that we cannot discuss with you the results of any other member of your family, unless they have provided us with written permission to do so.
We ask you to take responsibility for your health and encourage you to contact us for the results of your investigations. Do not assume that if you have not heard anything it must be alright.
IF A TEST HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY A HOSPITAL DOCTOR THE RESULT WILL BE RETURNED TO THEM , NOT TO US
IMPORTANT: IF YOU CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS OR TELEPHONE NUMBER, PLEASE ADVISE THE PRACTICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE