All specimens for processing at the hospital laboratory are collected daily (excluding weekends) from the practice. Please ensure that specimens for testing are handed into reception before 12 noon and that the container is clearly marked with the patient’s name and date of birth.
Please call after 14:00 to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
Enquiries about tests ordered by the hospital should be directed to the hospital and not the practice.