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Laboratory Specimens

If you are asked to hand in a specimen, please ensure that we receive it in the correct container, obtained from the surgery, marked with the following:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Sample

Test Results

We receive the results of pathology tests, x-rays and other correspondence from hospital department late in the morning. These then have to be checked by a doctor.

As different tests take differing times to process, your doctor will give you an indication of when your results will be available which, is no more than 10 days.

If you are asked to telephone the surgery for your results please do so between 12noon and 1:00pm.  You should always check your results.

Please remember the following points:

  1. Results will only be given to the specific patient to whom they apply. In the interest of confidentiality please be prepared to identify yourself.
  2. Please telephone between 12:00pm and 1:00pm to give the Doctor time to comment on the test and at a time when the receptionist will have more time to deal with your enquiry. Checking results can be time consuming so it is not easy during a busy morning.
  3. Please do not expect the reception staff to have any medical knowledge. They are instructed only to tell you if your test is normal. If the test is abnormal or you require further discussion or interpretation then please refer to your Doctor.