Test Results

Please telephone between 12 noon and 4pm to enquire about results.

General Information about Test Results

It normally takes 7 to 10 days for the results of blood tests, urine tests, xrays examinations and other investigations to become available. Some tests take even longer to process (i.e. cervical smears), the Practice Nurses will be able to advise you about this.

In the majority of cases the results will be within Normal or expected limits and in these circumstances your Doctor may ask the Receptionist to inform you that the result in normal when you enquire. Should the Doctor need to see you the Receptionist will book an appointment in accordance with the Doctors instructions. Usually the first available routine appointment is offered but in cases of urgency a same day or next day appointment is arranged. For a variety of reasons a test may need to be repeated or medication may be prescribed and often the Practice Nurse will speak to you about this.


For confidentiality reasons the Receptionists can only give results to the patient in question.

Test Times

Below is a rough guide to how long results can take to come through.

Type of TestUsual Time for Results
X-RayUp to 2 weeks
Smear2 weeks
Blood tests2 to 7 days, depending on the test
UrineWithin 7 days