General Information about Test Results
When you attend for a test of any kind you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results. You should normally allow 5-7 days from the date you had the test. Please bear this in mind and only call the surgery after sufficient time has elapsed.
In the event that your test shows abnormalities you will be contacted directly by telephone or SMS Message.
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.
There are different ways you can access the results of tests that have been done at our GP surgery.
- You can telephone the practice by calling 0121 525 9257
Please note that the results of tests carried out during hospital visits are not normally sent to the practice.
Why have I been asked to have a repeat test?
If a doctor asks you to have a repeat test, it is usually because:
- The result was borderline or unclear, and the doctor wants another sample to monitor the situation or to re-check the results.
- The result is abnormal, and the doctor cannot interpret the result without further tests and has asked you to come in for more tests.
Please do not worry if the doctor has asked you for a repeat test. The doctor will speak to you or request to see you directly if they need to discuss the results.