Test results are available by telephone, weekdays, between 11:00 & 12:00 (via main surgery number Option 2)
The results line is answered by non-clinical staff who can interpret the results of most test results that have been requested by a doctor or nurse at the surgery. Sometimes you may be referred to a doctor or nurse for a more detailed explanation.
We may not be able to give you information about tests or investigations that have been requested by a hospital doctor.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. This means we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
Samples are usually taken in the morning as they can be transported to the laboratory on the same day. The samples are collected from the surgery at 14:00 daily.
Urine samples are not always required for simple bladder infections. However, if you are asked to leave a urine sample, you must also complete a form, available at Reception, to help us to decide what tests to run. If you leave a sample without a form, it will not be processed and your treatment may be delayed.