Tests & results
We can carry out many investigations (tests) at the practice and will share the results with you as soon as we get them, Usually the same day.
This includes tests such as bloods, urine, stool, cervical smears, ECGs, scans and X-rays. Unfortunately, we cannot refer for MRI scan or CT Scans.
So what happens?
Once your test has been authorised, please do ensure that you prepare for it. Make sure your contact details are up to date and ensure that you have a nominated pharmacy. That way we will be able to send you a text message with your results and if necessary we can send any necessary medication after your test results straight to your pharmacy. You can also see your results online.
We often advise blood tests, urine tests and stool tests. What happens when you’ve had your test? Where do the test results go? After your appointment, it normally takes about 3 days to get the results back, and we’ll send you a text. Sometimes it can be quicker or longer, depending on the amount we have or whether there are any backlogs at the lab. If you find that your results are taking longer than usual, get in touch and we’ll look into why this could be happening.
Results come back in batches so you may receive multiple messages.
If you have not heard from us within 5 days have having your test, please do contact us between 1200-1300 Tuesday to Thursday. We may not have up to date contact details for you.
You can register online. It’s pretty easy. Just call option 5 at any time and we can help you.