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Test Results & Laboratory Specimens

Test Results

Test results are given out daily by a Nurse between 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Patients are able to ring any time throughout the day to have their name added to the list, but will only receive a call between these times.

General Information about Test Results

Our Receptionists DO NOT issue any test results.

The results of tests carried out during hospital visits are not normally sent to the practice.

Results of Smear Tests

Normal smears are recalled every 3 years or if you have abnormal smears it may be more frequently. Sometimes a smear is inadequate you will be called by the surgery to have it repeated. If there is any problems with your smear that needs referral to a Gynaecologist the surgery will contact you to see a doctor in the surgery. Smear results can take a few weeks to come back from the Cytology Department, you should also receive a copy of the result in the post.

Confidentiality

Results for patients over 16yrs can only be given to the patient.

Results can be given to someone other than the patient if previously arranged with Doctor.

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Laboratory Specimens

Specimens should be handed in as early in the day as possible. Please ensure your name and date of birth are on the container.