There may be occasion when your healthcare professional requests further tests to support your care. For example, these may be blood tests, urine tests, stool tests, heart trace, x-rays or ultrasounds. At the time that the healthcare professional makes the test request, they will explain how you can obtain the result and a general idea of how long this may take.
The majority of blood tests, urine tests and swab results are available within 1 week. Ultrasound and x-ray results take at least 10 working days and smear tests take approximately 3 weeks.
To ensure confidentiality, test results will only be discussed with the patient unless we have received your written consent to share this information with another named person.
If you are asked to telephone for your result, please call after 11.00 am. We will make every effort to contact you should your test result indicate the need for urgent action, however we ask that you work with us and take responsibility to find out the result of any tests.