Test Results

Non-urgent advice: Getting your test results

When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results and how to get it. You will usually be told to phone for the result or to come to see the doctor or nurse who ordered it. 

Please bear this in mind and only call the surgery once sufficient time has elapsed.

Please call after 2pm for test results.

Non-urgent advice: If the test was arranged by your hospital consultant

If your test has been carried out at a Clinic or Hospital please call the Clinic or Hospital for the result, as we cannot action tests which have been requested by other Clinicians outwith the practice.

Confidentiality

The NHS  has strict policies relating to confidentiality and data protection and we can only release test results to the adult to whom they relate unless that person had given prior permission for the release of their data and information or are not capable of understanding the results.

Laboratory tests

For information on what your laboratory test results mean please visit Lab Tests Online.

Please note, this website does not give you access to your actual results, but will provide an explanation of what the varying tests are and what the results mean.

Specimens

All specimens must be provided in a suitable container and marked clearly with name, date of birth, date provided and reason for the specimen. Failure to do so may mean that the test will need to be repeated.

Please note that when bringing in a sample to the surgery, only samples in the correct container can be accepted. These are available from reception.

Tests Performed Outside of the NHS Including Abroad

These results will not appear on any NHS systems, therefore are not accessible to NHS clinicians (unless the referral was made by your NHS care provider). If you have had tests outside of the NHS it is your responsibility to provide us with copies or originals of all the test results in order that we do not duplicate tests. If you are unable to do so you may be referred to an appropriate UK setting for the same test. This is to ensure we comply with best practice care standards. If you do not wish to have a repeat test you will be asked to give informed dissent.