The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you attend for tests that have been requested by any member of the practice team, the phlebotomist will advise you to contact the surgery 10 days after to obtain the results. The reception team can give you results - only to say if they are normal or if there is any other instruction on the result by a doctor or nurse. They CANNOT advise on specific results.
For all tests undertaken on behalf of the hospital, the results will be advised by your consultant or a member of his/her team.
Results are normally received within 10 days. Please ring after 11:00am for your results.
Cervical smear results are usually received within 4-6 weeks, and you are automatically notified of your result.