Test Results

Either call in to the surgery, or telephone 020 8640 4445 between 9.30 - 10.30am. Please ensure we have an up to date telephone number or mobile number so that we can call you if required.

Most blood test results are transmitted to the surgery electronically, and are available within 48 hours. Please give adequate time for the results to arrive by post. This will usually be a week, but cervical smear test results can take up to 2 months and will be sent direct to your home address as well.

All results are assessed by an appropriate professional who will leave clear instructions for the patient. Please be aware the reception staff are not allowed to advise patients regarding interpretation of results, as they are not medically qualified.

Results will only be given to the patient concerned unless written permission is given otherwise.

Laboratory Specimens

Specimens should be handed in as early in the day as possible. Please ensure your name and date of birth are on the container.


Test Times

Below is an approximate guide to how long results can take to come through.

Type of Test

Usual Time for Results

X-Ray Up to 2 weeks
Smear 2 weeks
Blood tests 2 - 7 days, depending on the test
Urine Within 7 days