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Test Results

Please allow 5 working days for test results to come back (Smear tests usually take about 3 weeks).

Please telephone after 2pm to obtain details of your test results (e.g. blood, urine, x-ray), or visit the Practice.

To ensure confidentiality and security, test results will only be given to the patient direct and not to relatives or friends, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in writing.

We will, of course, make every effort to contact you should your returned result need urgent action. However, it is your responsibility in all cases to find out the result of your test.

The doctors check the results before our Reception Staff are able to give any information to you. Our Reception Staff will only be able to state that the result is normal or that you will have to see the doctor.

Please do not expect our Reception Staff to relay any other information regarding the test results.

If the doctor needs to speak to your personally, our Reception Staff will help arrange this which may take the form of a telephone appointment. Our doctors are increasing the use of text messaging and if we have your mobile number they are able to send you an individual text about your results at the time of their review