Test Results

Important: Advice to Patients

Please do not leave a sample at the surgery unless you have been asked to do so by one of our clinicians.

When to return your sample to the surgery

If one of our clinicians has asked you to provide a sample please return it to the surgery before 12pm so that it can be collected that day by the specialist courier. Most samples will not keep overnight and the test will have to be repeated.

How to return your sample to the surgery

Containers can be obtained from reception. Please do not use any other kind of container to keep your sample.

Containers must be labelled with your name, date of birth and date and time of the specimen. Most results are returned electronically throughout the day. 

When the surgery will contact you

If a test result needs immediate action a GP will contact you, for all other test results we advise patients to phone the surgery after 11:00 am to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request.

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection, and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

When you take your test, you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.

It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.