Blood and urine tests are sent to the laboratory and should be arranged no later than lunchtime each weekday. Results are available 48 hours later, although some may take a week or more eg: vitamin levels and hormone assays. It is important that patients ring for their OWN results. This is to comply with Data Protection ruling on Patient Confidentiality.
The onus for obtaining results of any tests remains the responsibility of the patient. If any action arising from results of tests ie treatment or further tests is necessary the patient will be contacted by the surgery. The surgery can be contacted for results of tests between 11.00am-5.00pm each weekday. This will allow time for the Doctor’s to view the results and will also help to keep the telephone lines clear during our busiest times.
X-RAYS and Scans
These tests are performed at the hospital and it usually takes 14-21 days to receive results.