Your Test Results
We offer a dedicated telephone line for test results - the number is 01225 867876.
**CHANGE TO RESULT LINE OPENING HOURS**
St. Margaret’s Surgery will be closed on Friday 22 December, Tuesday 27 December & Wednesday 28 December. This is due to staff cover arrangements for the Christmas period. To find out about your result during this time, please dial the Health Centre on 01225 866611 and pick option 3 to speak to a receptionist. Normal results service will resume on Friday 29th December 1.30pm-5.30pm.
As from Tuesday 1st November 2016 the opening hours for this service is changing. Patients will be able to ring this line between 1.30pm-5.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.
The nurse, doctor or other health care professional carrying out the test will advise you when the results will be available.
It is then the responsibility of the patient or their carer to telephone for the results of the tests.
The doctor will have given the receptionist specific instructions regarding any follow-up that may be required and what information they would like conveyed to you.
The receptionist may tell you what the result is, they may ask you to make a telephone consultation with the doctor, they make ask you to make a face-to-face consultation with the doctor, or it may be that the doctor telephones you direct.
Sometimes the doctor will mark the result 'normal - no further action', this usually means the result didn't show anything abnormal. If this is the case and you are still having problems, we advise patients to speak to the doctor further to discuss what to do next.
If the receptionist is in any doubt whatsoever about the instructions that have been left, she will ask the doctor for clarification and telephone you back or if preferred, the patient is able to book a telephone consultation with their doctor to discuss the result further.
To view our Results leaflet please click here for more information.
Time taken for results to reach your doctor
Please note that these times are only a guideline.
|Test ||Approximate waiting time |
|Blood test||5 days|
|Hepatitis B||7 days|
|Urine test||5 days|
|Stool sample||5 days|
|Fungal test||14 days|
|Virology screen||14 days|
|X-ray/MRI/CT scan||2-4 weeks (although can take longer)|