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Results of Laboratory Tests and X-Rays

Your doctor will usually advise whether you should make a further appointment for test results or whether it is appropriate to phone for the result.

Most blood tests are available after about 3 days but some of the more unusual ones take longer.

X-rays have to be carefully interpreted by a radiologist (a doctor who specialises in x-rays) and the results take about a week to come through.

If phoning for results please do so between 14:00 and 16:00 when the receptionist should be able to help you.

The majority of test results can be given out by our Receptionists as our doctors will update your records with as much information as possible when processing results, especially if something is slightly borderline or abnormal.

Patients should note that if the doctors are happy for Receptionists to tell you your test results this indicates that there is nothing serious to worry about.

If a clinician is concerned about a test result they will ring the patient themselves or get Reception to book a follow up face-to-face appointment.

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