Access your Test Results online
When you attend for a test of any kind you will try to give you an estimate of how long you should expect to wait for the results. Results of blood tests, X-rays, cervical smears and scan reports may take up to 7 days to arrive at the practice. The following applications can be used to access your test results and investigations online.
Your blood test results should be received by the GP surgery within 7 days. If any of your results need further action to be taken, we will contact you by phone, SMS or send a letter to your home address. It would help us if you could ensure that your contact details are up to date.
Results are now also available for you to access online via Patient Access or the NHS App. You will need to contact reception to obtain log on details for online access to your medical records. Results will be filed in your records on the same working day that they arrive at the practice. The GP who considers your results will write a note or action when filing the result e.g. – normal – no action required, abnormal – contact patient. Occasionally, and if the result is not clinically urgent, it may be passed to the doctor or nurse who requested the test on your behalf for them to contact you.
If you use the app already and are unable to view your test results, please contact our reception team.
Our reception staff are not qualified to interpret results. If you are concerned about a result and not been contacted by one of the healthcare team, please make any necessary follow-up appointment by submitting an online form or booking a telephone appointment, ideally with the doctor or nurse who arranged the test for you.
For more general information on laboratory tests results, you may wish to visit Lab Tests Online.
Tests arranged by Hospital Consultant
If your test has been requested by a hospital consultant using ‘stickers’, the result will not come directly to us. In the first instance, please call the Clinic or Hospital for the result, as the specialist who arranged them will have a plan in mind and be able to give appropriate advice.
Most urine samples can be quickly analysed using dipstick analysis within the surgery. The result will be available immediately if you are in the practice or you will be contacted within 24 hours, if you left a urine sample with us for dipstick testing. For some more complex tests we need to send your urine sample off for laboratory testing at one of the local hospitals. In these instances, it might take longer for results to come back to the practice, usually within 3-5 days. If there is a cause for concern, we will contact you within 24 hours of receiving the result. We will not routinely inform you if the results are normal.
If you have been asked to drop in a urine or stool sample, there may be a label on the sample bottle. If there is not, please ask for one or make sure the bottle is marked clearly with your name, date of birth and the date of collection to limit any risk of the sample needing to be repeated.