When the doctor or practice nurse sends you for a test please ask them if you should make a follow-up appointment before you leave the surgery. Alternatively, results are available by telephoning the surgery, between 3.00pm and 4.00pm (12.00pm-1.00pm on Thursdays), three working days after the date on which you have the test taken.
Please note that some results such as for cervical smears, x-ray and general ultrasound will take longer to come back. To ensure confidentiality, results will only be given to the patient concerned. Please note that all tests are seen by the doctor before the result is given to the patient. In all cases, our staff are instructed not to give pregnancy test results over the telephone, therefore a routine appointment with the doctor should be made for when the result is back. When making an appointment to discuss a test result please arrange this with the doctor who sent you for the test in order to ensure continuity of care.
All samples should be handed into reception before 10.00am Monday to Friday. Please ensure that your sample is clearly labelled with your name and date of birth and it is in the appropriate container. Please do not cover the container with any form of wrapping or sellotape.
Blood tests can be undertaken at a number of sites, details of which are available at reception.
CERVICAL SMEAR TESTS
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between 25 and 64 years of age are advised to have regular smear tests. These tests are important because they can detect early signs of disease which is easily treated. A call and recall system is operated to remind you when your test is due. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse when appropriate.