Your Test Results
- Patient results normally take 2- 5 working days to return from the Hospital Laboratory.
- Cervical Cytology (smear) results can take up to 4weeks to return—The practice nurse will personally contact you or write to you with the results. ,
Please call between 12:pm and 3.00pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
If you have had tests requested by the hospital services, we would urge all our patients to contact the hospital in the first instance as they will be able to access this information sooner than ourselves.