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    Telephone: 01785 813 538
    Out of hours: 111

    Test Results & Laboratory Specimens

    Test Results

    You may telephone for your own investigation results anytime between 12noon and 4pm Monday - Friday.

    General Information about Test Results

    Please remember that the staff can only act in accordance with the Doctor's instructions so may not be able to give you a result. This does not necessarily mean that there is a problem but simply that the Doctor needs to see you or talk to you to explain the whole situation.

    Results can be given to someone other than the patient if previously arranged with Doctor.

    The results of tests carried out during hospital visits are not normally sent to the practice.


    Results for patients over 16yrs can only be given to the patient.

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    Laboratory Specimens

    All specimens must be received by 10.30am weekdays to link with the hospital courier service. If necessary, you can put your specimen through the letterbox (front door) in a sealed clean container (available at Reception). Please ensure the bottle is clearly marked with your name.

    Test Times

    Below is a rough guide to how long results can take to come through.

    Type of Test

    Usual Time for Results

    X-RayUp to 2 weeks
    Smear2 weeks
    Blood tests2 - 7 days, depending on the test
    UrineWithin 7 days