TEST RESULTS AND SPECIMENS

Specimens

If you are asked to provide a specimen, please COLLECT A SPECIMEN POT FROM RECEPTION

If you bring a sample in your own container you will be given a specimen pot and asked to repeat the test.

Write you name and Date of birth CLEARLY on the specimen bottle.

If a clinician HAS NOT requested the sample you will be asked to book a phone appointment before the sample can be dealt with.

Please aim to bring a sample to the surgery before 3.30pm for dispatch to the laboratory (unless advised otherwise by the clinician).

If you are asked to take a stool sample please ensure you are given the correct pack – the clinican will advise you if you need to collect a FIT TEST or stool sample bottle.

Test Results

Test results are received throughout the day electronically into the doctors IN boxes. Once received the results can be viewed but, unless the GP has noted that they have seen them, they cannot be given out to the patient. Therefore, on occasion, if you telephone you may be told that the result has been received but not seen by the GP yet. Please have patience with the reception team if this happens, they follow a very strict protocol for this, as they are not clinically trained. 

If your test results are normal and do not require any action, we will not normally contact you. If your test results are abnormal and require any action the GP will advise reception what this is, and ask them to contact you.

If you are telephoning for results please help us by telephone between 12 and 3 pm. The receptionist will ask for your full name, date of birth and address, and the date on which your test was carried out. 
Please leave at least 4 days before making inquiries.

Cervical cytology results (smears) will be posted to you. Please allow at least 4 weeks for these results to be received.

If tests were carried out by a consultant and NOT Bredon Hill Surgery please contact the consultants secretary