When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results.
Blood tests usually take 48 hours, however some samples are sent further afield for analysis in which case they may take up to 2 weeks. X-ray tests take 10 working days before being received by the Practice. Please bear this in mind and it would be of assistance when calling the surgery to wait until after 11:00 am.
The Practice does not routinely contact patients with results which are normal, if your test should show an abnormality then we will contact you by telephone so please ensure we have the correct telephone number.
Our reception staff are not qualified to comment on results but will at your request provide you with the values and whether or not they fall within range - They cannot provide a clinical interpretation.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.