Certain medical tests (e.g. blood tests, smear tests and ECGs) can be carried out at the practice, usually either by the practice nurse or by the healthcare assistant. Other tests will need you to visit a local hospital. Wherever the test is performed, there is inevitably a certain amount of time before the results are available to your doctor.
Some test results are available a week after the test. However, this timescale can vary depending on the test conducted and demand, so please bear with us. Once the results have been sent back to the Practice, the GP or Practice Nurse may want to discuss them with you and if so we will contact you.
If you don’t hear from us within the timescales shown you are welcome to phone Reception if you have any concerns to check if your results have been received. Reception can also then advise you if the GP needs to discuss these results further with you. The exception is cervical smear tests where you will be notified direct by Cheshire Health Authority of your result.
You may phone Reception on: 01928 566561
Turnaround for Standard Test Results
The approximate turnaround time for standard test results are:
- Blood tests – 7 days
- X-rays and Ultrasound – 14 days (Subject to the hospital sending in this time period)
- Cervical Smear test – national target is 2 weeks. If the result has not been received after four weeks, please contact the surgery
- Pregnancy – 3 days
Please note that this Practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We usually only give test results to the person to whom they relate.