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Tests & Results

test tubes

Specimens

If you are asked to provide a specimen, please bring it in the sterile leak-proof container provided, to the surgery before 3.30pm for dispatch to the laboratory.  Please ensure the container is clearly labelled with your name, date of birth and date and time of sample. 

Test Results

Your Blood Results

Our policy is for your doctor to arrange for you to be contacted if there is a problem with your blood results. If you do not hear from us you can assume that the results are negative and no further action is required but if you have any concerns or would just like some reassurance that your blood results are normal, please don’t hesitate to call us.

If you would like to telephone for your results then please call the main number 01242 602307, in the afternoon wherever possible as this leaves us able to manage emergencies in the morning.

Your results will take a minimum of 48 hours and up to one week to come back to the surgery and be checked by a doctor – anything requiring urgent attention will be highlighted by the laboratories.

  • Blood results will take up to 7 working days to return to the surgery.
  • Xray and Stool Results will take up to 14 days to return to the surgery.
  • Nail cuttings and other cultures can take up to 6 weeks.
  • Cervical cytology results (smears) will be posted to you.  Please allow at least 4 weeks for these results to be received.
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