Generally test results will be received within five working days, however, due to the variety of tests performed this can mean varying timescales of when results will be available.
Your GP may contact you with the result if he/she needs to see you for further treatment. However, it is possible that the GP will leave a message or information for you when you ring in for your result or come into the Surgery.
Please be aware that we have a strict policy regarding data protection and confidentiality and can only give results to the patient they relate to unless prior permission has been given by the patient for a third party to obtain these.
If you want to see the doctor following any test, X ray or hospital appointment, please check with reception that your result or consultant’s letter has been received, as the doctor will be unable to discuss your results without it.
Lab Tests Online-UK (www.labtestsonline.org.uk) launched a free mobile app version of its website on Monday 10 th June
The app is written by practising NHS laboratory doctors and scientists to help patients, carers and healthcare professionals understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease.
The app provides off-line, up-to-date, accurate information on over 250 different laboratory tests. It summarises common conditions such as Anaemia, Diabetes, and Autoimmune disease that require laboratory medicine for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. And it answers key questions, like: "When should this test be requested?" and "What does this test result mean?"