Test Results

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.