Test Results and Specimens
If you are asked to provide a specimen, please bring it in the sterile leak-proof container that can be provided from reception. Please can we ask all samples are at reception before 4pm for dispatch to the laboratory. Please ensure the container is clearly labelled with your forename, surname and date of birth.
Results are received throughout the day electronically . 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.
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 reception will contact you
If you are telephoning for results please help us by telephone between 12 and 3 pm.
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.