You may obtain the results of tests either in person or by calling the surgery after 11.00am. As a rough guide, test results take the following time to be returned from the hospital:
- Some blood tests take up to 10 days (most 4 to 5)
- X-ray results up to 10 days
- Cervical smear take 3 to 6 weeks
You will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results at the time of your test so please bear this in mind before calling. If required, make any necessary follow-up appointment with the doctor.
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.