Samples can be left at the surgery each weekday before 11.00am. They are collected for delivery to the hospital at 11.30am. Please bring samples in a suitable container or request one from reception beforehand. Please ensure that the container is labelled with your name and date of birth.
Most test results are received electronically from the hospital each day and are viewed by the doctors before the result can be passed onto the patient. If telephoning for results please attempt to ring between 2.00pm and 4.00pm
In order to maintain confidentiality, test results will only be given to patients themselves or to parents if the patient is a minor
Different tests can take different lengths of time before the result is available To protect patient confidentiality we only give results to you personally