Test Results

Please kindly note that we no longer operate a dedicated results line.

Test results take between 7-10 working days from the initial date of the test to come through to the Practice, but you will be contacted sooner if the results are classed as urgent.

Where results require a follow up you will be contacted by a member of the Practice. We would ask that you please do not call the Practice for results as this will keep our telephone lines free for patients who need to contact us for appointments.

Please note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data.

When you have your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.

If you have not heard anything about your tests results in two weeks, please do ring to find out about them. Due to the system, results are sometimes not received or get lost in the system. This will help us chase these results for you to ensure nothing is missed.

Blood Tests

A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to assess your general state of health, confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection or see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning.

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child’s hand can be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.