Test Results & Laboratory Specimens

Test Results Request form

Alternatively you can call in to the surgery or telephone 020 8623 1300, please call between 08:00 and 09:00. 

Please ensure we have an up to date telephone number or mobile number so that we can call you if required. If you wish to update your personal details, please use our form.

If you wish to receive SMS messages from the practice regarding test results, please opt in using our online form.

General Information about Test Results

Most blood test results are transmitted to the surgery electronically, and are available within 48 hours. Please give adequate time for the results to arrive by post, this will usually be a week, but cervical smear test results can take longer (see below).

All results are assessed by an appropriate professional who will leave clear instructions for the patient.

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 6-8 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.

As per our practice policy to ensure patient confidentiality, the staff WILL NOT disclose any details of the test but will advise you of any action that needs to be taken.

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

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.