Test Results




If your doctor has requested that you have some tests they will make a plan with you about what to do next.

If you have not been given a plan please ask for one to help you manage your problem effectively.

It is still advised that you make contact with the surgery to find out your results to ensure that nothing is missed.

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Getting your test results

If your test results show that you need more tests or treatment, we will contact you. 

Once a doctor has reviewed your test results, you can view them:

  • In your NHS account (through the NHS website or NHS App)
  • In your SytemOnline account
  • Phone or visit us between 10am to 4pm and we will tell you what the results are

Questions about your results

If you want to talk to someone about your results, fill out our online form PATCHS and someone will be in touch.


When will my results come back?

Most routine blood test will take 72hrs. The following Blood tests will take longer:

  • Diabetes blood test (Hba1c) – 1 week
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis blood test – 1 week
  • Coeliac blood test (endomyssial antibody) – 2 weeks
  • Vitamin D blood test – 3 weeks

Other tests will take:


Time for Result

Chest Xray 10 days
Ultrasound Scan 10 days
Helicobacter Breath Test 1 week
Urine Sample 1 week
Sputum Sample 1 week
Stool Sample 1 week
Skin Scraping Up to 3 months
Nail Clippings Up to 3 months
Vaginal Swab Test Up to 2 weeks
Smear Test Up to 2 weeks
24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring 3 days
Home Blood Pressure 3 days

Why have I been asked to have a repeat test?

If a doctor asks you to have a repeat test it is usually because:

  • The result was borderline or unclear – so the doctor wants another sample to monitor the situation or to re-check
  • The result is abnormal – and the doctor is unable to interpret the result without further tests, so has asked you to come in for more tests.

Please do not worry if the doctor has asked you for a repeat test, if there is a serious problem then the doctor will speak or request to see you directly.