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.

If you have online access you can use the NHS App to view your results

image of a doctor giving 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 tell you if your results is normal or, if the GP has indicated a follow up conversation is needed, the receptionist 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. If you wish to have further information about specific test results and what they mean please visit Lab Tests Online

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
  • Rheumatoid factor: 14 working days

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


Blood Tests

If the doctor asks you to have a blood test, you can have this done at Brocklebank, Monday to Friday.  This clinic is by appointment only and the doctor or nurse will book you in. 

If you have been asked to have a FASTING blood test, you need to attend in the morning, having had nothing to eat from midnight the night before. You may have a drink of water on the morning of the blood test, but not tea, coffee, fruit juice etc.