With the introduction of the new computer system we are able to text patients the results of blood tests. (We do therefore need your up-to-date mobile telephone numbers).
Results may be obtained by ringing 020 8481 7989 between 1.00 and 4.00pm. The receptionist will then inform you of the result and ask you to make an appointment with the doctor or nurse if necessary. It is practice policy to only give results of medical tests to patients over 16 and to the parents of those below this age.
Please do not ask for the results of your partner or spouse. Confidentiality does not allow us to reveal results to anyone other than the patient. Results are usually available as follows:
Blood tests - within five working days
Urine and stool specimens - within five working days
ECGs, chest x-rays and ultrasounds - within ten working days
Cervical smears - within four weeks
Please note we cannot usually hurry this process, and do remember it is the patient's responsibility to contact the surgery for test results.
Specimens are sent to the hospital on Monday to Friday at 12 noon. If you are asked to bring a specimen please ensure that you put your name on it and bring it with the accompanying form in the plastic container provided. The specimen must reach the surgery by 12 noon at the latest. Specimens arriving after that time will not be accepted and you may have to take the specimen to the hospital yourself.