Test Results

scope_aple_heartHow long will I have to wait for a result?

Patients should allow 5 working days after the test is done before phoning for results. 

Results for some special tests can take longer. Patients  will be told how long they should expect to wait for the results at the time of the test so should bear this in mind before calling.

Patients share responsibility to follow up after test results are done and to make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor if advised to do so. 

How can I find out a test result?

Please telephone from 11.30am to 1pm and 2.30pm to 4pm for results of laboratory tests and x-rays to avoid busy phone lines first thing in the morning and afternoon. Receptionists are authorised to inform patients of results.

Who can call for test results?

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect 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.

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