Results are reviewed by a doctor then made available to patients in 2 ways:
- You can sign up to Patient Access to view your results online with the Medical Record Viewer.
- You can call the Practice any time after 2pm during opening hours, to ask for your results.
Most lab tests take 5 working days to come back to the practice. For imaging and other specialist tests, the wait can be a few weeks.
Where the test results are reassuring, your doctor will record this on your notes but will not contact you directly – it is important that you follow up on your own test results so you know that your tests have been reported and the results checked by a doctor.
What if my results are abnormal or require action?
Urgent results are followed up as soon as possible. For non-urgent results that need further action, your doctor will contact you in 5 working days.