Specimens are sent to the laboratory every week-day before 14:30. If you have had blood tests or X-rays, organised by the surgery, contact the reception about a week later, between 10:00 and 17:00 to get your results. Please remember that it is your responsibility to phone for results.
Please call for your result the day after your blood test: between 10:00 and 17:00.
We do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.
OBTAINING RESULTS OF TEST ORDERED BY HOSPITAL DOCTORS
We are aware that some patients who have had tests requested by hospital doctors have been told to phone the surgery for their results. WE ONLY RECEIVE RESULTS OF THE TESTS WE ORDER
Results of tests are sent to the doctor who ordered them for interpretation.
Your hospital Consultant will normally send you an appointment or write to you with the results. This may take up to 6 weeks for normal results but you may hear sooner if further action is required.
If you have not heard or have further queries, PLEASE PHONE THE HOSPITAL AND ASK YOUR CONSULTANT’S SECRETARY FOR YOUR RESULTS. RIE: 0131 2421000, WGH: 0131 5371000