|Test results can
sometimes take a while to become
available. Please ring
after 2.00pm if you want to ask
about a result. The phones are less
this time and a receptionist should
be able to help you with your
a general rule:
Most Blood tests results are
available within a week.
X-Ray results are back in about a
month (although they can take up to
weeks at times).
Cervical Smear Results are posted to
you directly from the Primary Care
Support agency within 8 weeks.
Please be patient with the
receptionists when you call; they
medically qualified and can only
pass on whether your Doctor has said
result is normal or not.
We will often ask people to arrange
a telephone consultation if we feel
result needs explaining, asking you
to call does not mean there
seriously wrong. Alternatively the
Doctor may write to you about the
We will always contact you as
soon as we receive your results if
any urgent action required.