Getting your test results
The doctor or nurse will inform you at the consultation when the results are expected to be back at the surgery.
Certain results (e.g. pregnancy tests) will not be given over the telephone. You will have to attend in person to maintain confidentiality. Alternatively, if you pre-arrange a personal password at the time of the consultation, results may be given over the telephone.
To get access to your test results please either call the surgery on 01642 484495 after 2pm Monday to Friday or you may be able to see your test results with the NHS App.
What does the doctors comment mean?
Ask patient to book appointment
The doctor would like to speak to you to explain the result(s). The doctor may ask for this to be in person or by telephone.
Ask patient to repeat test
Small fluctuations in test results are common and slightly abnormal results usually return to normal without the need for treatment. The GP would like to check your result has returned to normal or remained stable. We will tell you how long you should wait before rechecking your blood test.
Discussed with patient or Patient informed
The doctor has already discussed this result with you.
Seen and dealt with
The doctor has already seen you and has dealt with any issues that arose.
Has appointment to discuss
You already have an appointment booked with the doctor, during which they will discuss the results with you. There is no need to contact us before then as the result is not urgent.
Just out of range-OK
This means that the doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be just outside of the normal range and the result is not concerning and is OK for you.
Normal- no action
This means that the doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be within the normal and no further investigation or treatment is needed.
This means that the doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be just outside of the normal range and the result is not concerning. No further investigation or treatment is needed.
The doctor has looked at the result and deemed them stable and the result is not concerning. We will continue to monitor and the doctor will tell you if you need a repeat test in the future.
On correct treatment
The doctor started you on a medicine and the results of your test show this is the correct treatment. There is no reason to change current treatment according to test results.
Unfortunately very occasionally samples are lost or damaged. Sometimes there is a delay in samples reaching the laboratory which can affect the quality of the specimen making it unusable. On other occasions an incorrect bottle or label may have been used. Occasionally an incorrect test is requested in which case a repeat may not be needed. The doctor will usually ask you to repeat the test.
Referred to practice pharmacist
Our practice pharmacist will contact you to discuss the result. This is usually because your result has indicated we should make changes to your medications or start a new medicine.