Test Results

Your Results

When you attend for a test of any kind you will try to give you an estimate of how long you should expect to wait for the results. Results of blood tests, X-rays, cervical smears and scan reports may take up to 7 days to arrive at the practice. You can use the NHS App to access your test results and investigations online.

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Blood Test

Your blood test results should be received by the GP surgery within 7 days. If any of your results need further action to be taken, we will contact you by phone, SMS or send a letter to your home address. It would help us if you could ensure that your contact details are up to date.

Results are now also available for you to access online using the NHS App. Results will be filed in your records on the same working day that they arrive at the practice. The GP who considers your results will write a note or action when filing the result e.g. – normal – no action required, abnormal – contact patient. Occasionally, and if the result is not clinically urgent, it may be passed to the doctor or nurse who requested the test on your behalf for them to contact you. 

If you use the app already and are unable to view your test results, please contact our reception team.

For more general information on laboratory tests results, you may wish to visit Lab Tests Online.

Tests arranged by Hospital Consultant 

If your test has been requested by a hospital consultant, the result will not come directly to us. In the first instance, please call the Clinic or Hospital for the result, as the specialist who arranged them will have a plan in mind and be able to give appropriate advice.

Urine Test 

Most urine samples can be quickly analysed using dipstick analysis within the surgery. The result will be available immediately if you are in the practice or you will be contacted within 24 hours, if you left a urine sample with us for dipstick testing. For some more complex tests we need to send your urine sample off for laboratory testing at one of the local hospitals. In these instances, it might take longer for results to come back to the practice, usually within 3-5 days. If there is a cause for concern, we will contact you within 24 hours of receiving the result. We will not routinely inform you if the results are normal.