When you take your test you will be told how long we expect it to take for the results to come back to the surgery. Some tests take longer than others to process.
Please note: it is practice policy to only contact patients about test results if it is considered clinically necessary by our doctors. However, please feel free to contact the surgery if you are worried. Patients can access their own test results using GP Online Services: for more information click here.
If you call the surgery about your test results, you will need to know the specific test results that you require. 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 reception staff to have any medical knowledge. They are only able to pass on the doctor’s comment on your result. If any test is abnormal or you require further discussion or interpretation then please ask for an appointment with your doctor.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this information or they do not have capacity to understand the results.