We would not usually contact patients about normal results.
The Surgery will contact you should a result be abnormal requiring further treatment or investigation. Up to date contact details would be appreciated.
Most blood, swab, urine and X-ray results come back within a week but some take longer.
Minor operation samples take 8 weeks.
Cervical screening results take 3 weeks and are sent to you directly at home.
Urine samples may be tested for different reasons-if a doctor or nurse has asked you for a sample there is a quick form at reception. Simple urine infections in women may be best treated by a phone consultation with the doctor and may not need a urine sample.
If you are interested in knowing more about particular investigations the website www.labtestonline.org.uk has some useful information.