When you have a blood or other test taken naturally you will want to know the results.
We have now moved to a different way of informing you of test results - we will contact you.
Often when clinicians are sending you for tests they are simply checking to make sure everything is in order. The vast majority of test results come back within the normal range and no further action needs to be taken or initiated. Some 'abnormal' results may even be acceptable or 'normal' for the individual patient.
We have therefore changed our method of advice for results - we will contact you if you need to "speak with the doctor" - "repeat the test" - "repeat the test in 3 or 6 or 12 months" - or anything that we need to carry out further actions or investigations.
We will either ring or write to you to advise you to make an appointment or speak on the telephone to the doctor.
Test results are generally back within ten days, there are exceptions and some microbiology tests (not blood samples) take anything up to 6 - 8 weeks.
Please feel free to speak to reception and they will advise you if your tests are back and make suitable arrangements with you to get the results.