Test Results

Test results arrive electronically into the practice each day and are checked by the clinician. Once the clinician has viewed your results they will mark them as:

  • Normal/Satisfactory – This means the clinician has looked at the results and deemed them to be within the normal range for the test or very close to the normal range for the test. Some patients have consistently abnormal results that are ‘normal’ for them. No further action is required.
  • GP/Nurse Practitioner is happy to wait until medication review – This means that the clinician has looked at the results and would like to discuss this with you at your next medication review. This is not urgent and can wait until you would normally see the GP or Nurse Practitioner or specialist Nurse.
  • Abnormal – Urgent appointment required with a GP or Nurse Practitioner. This means the GP or Nurse Practitioner has seen the results and they would like to see you again for an appointment. The clinician will ask our reception team to contact you to arrange a follow up appointment.
  • Abnormal – Routine appointment required with GP or Nurse Practitioner. This means the GP or Nurse Practitioner has seen the results and they would like to see you again for a routine appointment. The clinician will ask our reception team to contact you to arrange a follow up appointment or a routine appointment can be booked online.

It is important that patients also take responsibility to find out their test results and make a follow up appointment with the relevant clinician if required.

If the clinician has asked our reception team to contact you to arrange a follow up appointment please note that the receptionists can only give you the clinician’s message and do not have clinical knowledge to discuss test results.

If you are registered for online services please log in to your account to view your test results. If you are not yet registered for online services and you would like access please complete our online form and we will issue you with a username and password.

Blood test results

We normally allow 7 working days for blood test results to come back, however it can take longer depending on the tests that are being carried out.

X-ray and Ultrasound results

Generally we allow 7-10 working days for results to come back, however it can take longer.