How to Obtain Test Results

Most tests (blood tests, ECG, smears) are done at the Health Centre:
The results of different tests take varying lengths of time to come back:
Most common blood tests 3 working days
X-rays, Ultrasound 1 – 2 weeks
Urine/faecal samples 7 working days
(please bring samples to the surgery before 12 noon)
Cervical smears 4 weeks
Swabs 5 working days
If telephoning for the result of a test e.g. blood, x-ray, urine, etc. please do so after 2.00 pm. Patients calling outside of these times may be asked to call back. The doctor or nurse who has requested the test will usually have advised you as to when the result should be available. If the test result has implications for the management of your condition, you will be asked to make an appointment to see the doctor.
To maintain confidentiality, results will only be given to the patient concerned or, if under 16 years, to a parent or guardian where appropriate.