If a doctor requests a test e.g. blood test, x-ray, swab, urine test you may not require a further appointment to get the results. The GP receives the results, actions them and will leave a comment for our secretary to pass on to the patient. Our secretary will give results out over the telephone. As our lines are busy in the morning, results are only given out between 13:00-15:00 Monday to Friday. Please telephone the surgery between these times and press option 3 for test results. We encourage patients to call in for all test results in the event that mail is undelivered.
Please note, that we can only give results out to the person they concern. We will not give any results to husband, wife, partner, son, daughter etc and will only give a parent results for children under the age of 16.
Specimens are taken to the Hospital Laboratories by van twice daily, approximately 12:00 and 16:00. Please ensure all specimens are handed in to reception by 15:50 at the very latest to make sure you do not miss the last pick up. Many samples cannot be kept overnight so you may require to repeat the test if you present after 16:00.
Please note we will only accept samples which have been requested from the GP, Practice Nurse or hospital. If you have any symptoms you are concerned about then you must consult with the GP before handing in a sample for testing. Any samples which have not been ordered by the GP, nurse or hospital will be refused.