Test results can be given over the telephone but for reasons of confidentiality, we must insist that you phone yourself for your result. Routine blood tests usually take a few days to be processed by the laboratory and for the results to be returned to us. Other blood tests, X-rays and ultrasound reports can take longer.
All the results are looked at by the doctors and a comment or message is attached to each. If a result is normal or as anticipated then the message will say so. Other messages may be to keep an appointment as planned or if there are problems then the doctor or receptionist will contact you. For that reason, make sure your contact details are up-to-date.
The surgery is often busy early in the morning so if possible try to ring between 14:00 and 18:00.