Routine blood tests, urine and swab results take up to four days, X-ray results take seven to ten working days.
All results are reviewed by a doctor who will determine whether or not follow-up is needed. Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results.
Please call the surgery after 2pm for test results.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only give out results to the person they relate to.
You can find out about tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.
The Practice does not undertake blood tests for the hospital or a private consultant unless they are part of specified ongoing treatments involving INRs for warfarin management, methotrexate or one of a very limited number of drugs prescribed by GPs under specific shared care advice from consultants.
All tests that are required by the hospital must be undertaken at the hospital that requested them.
Why is this?
The clinician who requests the test is responsible for reading the test results correctly. The reason a person may be under a consultant at a hospital is for specialist advice. A GP practice cannot and should not do these blood tests as the result would come back to the GP and not the specialist as they should do. A GP cannot take responsibility for reading the test results for a specialist consultant.
Some drugs (eg chemotherapy) may only be prescribed by hospital consultants because they require specialised monitoring blood tests and so for your safety, such blood tests must be taken by the team at the Hospital.