Test results

Blood tests and other investigations

Our Results Team, who are not clinicians, are available 10.00-14.00 Monday to Friday on 01235 515544 or 515509.

Before they can be given to you, all test results are reviewed and actioned by your doctor, who will decide whether or not you need a further appointment to discuss them.

Please remember that it is your responsibility to call for your results. If you know what tests are being carried out please check that you are given all of your results; some tests can take longer than others to come back to us.

Results can only be issued to the patient.

  General blood tests
e.g. blood count, cholesterol, glucose, thyroid, hormone levels
  4 - 7 days
       
  Urine tests
 

4 days

       
  Ante-natal blood tests

or speak to the midwife at your next appointment

 

10 - 14 days

       
 

Swabs

 

5 - 10 days

       
 

Biopsies

 

3 - 4 weeks

       
 

Radiology reports

e.g. X-rays, ultrasound scans, MRI, CT scans, bone density scans

 

7 - 10 days from the date of your appointment

       
 

Shared care fertility results

If you require a copy for a hospital appointment, please contact the Results Team and allow at least seven days for either collection or posting.

 

 

 
 

It may take several weeks for the results of non-routine blood tests to become available.