Test Results

Most blood tests take 2 or 3 days to come back from the laboratory. Some special blood tests (eg vitamin D) may take up to 2 weeks.

Urine, infection swabs and sputum results take about 3 days. X-ray results and scans take about 1 week.

Please telephone, or come to Page Hall, after 11.00am and speak to Reception staff who will give you the result after it has been processed by the doctor.

Results are confidential and will only be given to the patient (except in special cases or if the patient has given explicit consent to give the result to some-one else).  If the doctor wishes to discuss the result with you, you will either be asked to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse, or sometimes the doctor or nurse may choose to speak to you by telephone about your test result.