Tests and Results

Results of tests and investigations

We will contact you by text or telephone if a result is abnormal and you require treatment, or further investigations.  You will not be generally be contacted if your result is normal; however, we would encourage you to use the online system so that you are aware of your results.

Blood, urine and stool test results, as well as some x-ray and scan results are visible on your online medical record.  If you have online access click here to view your results.   If you do not have online access, find out how to get it here.   

Test results

If you are unable to use the online system, you can enquire about your result by telephone.  Please try to call in the afternoon so that you do not have to wait, as our phones are busiest in the mornings.  Our receptionists will arrange a telephone consultation with the GP who requested the test, during their next available surgery.   This is to ensure that you are speaking to the GP who knows your situation. 

Please understand that our on-call GPs cannot respond to these requests for routine results as it takes them away from their urgent work.

The time taken for a result to be received in the practice depends on the test.

  • Blood tests: 5-7 working days
  • Urine tests: 3-5 working days
  • Stool tests: 5-7 working days
  • Swabs: 5 working days
  • X-rays, ultrasound, MRI and CT scans: 7-10 working days
  • Semen analysis: 10-14 working days

Adults' results will not be given to anyone other than the patient, except with the permission of the patient