When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results.
We have the facility to inform you of your test result direct to your mobile phone. As soon as the doctor has reported on it, the doctor will send you a text message directly. We can only operate this system with your help, so please let us know if the mobile number we have is correct.
If you change your mobile, please let us know.
I hope you will agree this advanced technology will give you most of your results quickly without the anxious wait. If you do not have a mobile and your results are abnormal you will be informed by letter as before.
If you have not received a message please check Patient Access. If you have not signed up for Patient Access, then please call the surgery for an update.
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. If the consultant’s secretary or colleague inform you they will send the results to your GP, explain that you want the results from the specialist who arranged them who is in by far the best place to give appropriate advice.
Our Reception staff are not qualified to comment on results therefore it is your responsibility to check them and make any necessary follow-up appointment with the Doctor.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
Information about your laboratory tests
For information on what your laboratory test results mean please visit Lab Tests Online.
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.