Test and results
Most blood tests results are available within a week, x-ray results are back in about a month and cervical smear results are posted to you directly within eight weeks.
Please call after 2pm if you would like to ask about a test result. The receptionist will be able to tell you if any further action is required but is not qualified to discuss the result with you. If further discussion is necessary, please make an appointment to see your doctor or for them to ring you.
We will often ask people to arrange a telephone consultation if we feel the result needs explaining – asking you to call does not mean there is anything seriously wrong. Alternatively the doctor may write to you about the results.
We will always contact you as soon as we receive your results if there is any urgent action required.