Most blood tests results are back in a few working days, but some tests, especially rarer ones may take longer. Just because one result is back, it does not mean they are all back. Please do not assume “no news is good news” in case the result has gone astray or we have tried and failed to reach you.
Our reception staff are not qualified to explain any results: they can only repeat the brief comment that the doctor has attached to the results, such as “normal” or “make appointment”. Sometimes if the result is particularly sensitive (e.g. HIV test) or complicated, the doctor will recommend receiving the result in person.
Please note that x-ray results take a little longer, usually 14 days. For your test results please telephone the surgery on 01943 830367 between 10am and 2pm. Sometimes, we cannot always give full results over the phone.
Cervical Smear results currently take 8 weeks to come through.
If the result is complicated, or if the doctor wants to see you about the result, we will offer you an appointment.
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 (or a parent/guardian for those under 16) unless that person has given prior permission for their release or there are special circumstances agreed by the doctor.