These are received in the surgeries daily and checked by the Doctors. Please telephone after 10.00am or call in person to check your results have returned. If the doctor needs to see you regarding your results he or she will contact you.
You do not need to automatically make an appointment with your doctor for your test results. Receptionists are able to give test results only to whom the test refers or to the parent or guardian of a child only with the authorisation of the doctor.
Most test results are returned within a few days but some results may take longer.
X-Ray: Please be aware that X Ray results can take up to 3 weeks to be returned to your doctor.
Any samples that need to be sent to the Pathology Laboratory need to reach the surgery by 11.30am Monday to Friday.
If your results are abnormal you will either get a telephone call or a letter from the surgery explaining the next step, e.g. either to make an appointment or to advise you that a prescription has been issued.