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Brandon Lane Surgery





Test Results

Laboratory Specimens

If you are asked to hand in a specimen, please ensure that we receive it by 11:00am (in the correct container, obtained from the surgery, marked with name, date of birth and date of sample).  Specimens received later may miss the specialist courier service and need to be repeated. Similarly, if you need a blood test you will need an appointmnet before 3:45pm at the practice or need an appointment at the extended access service.

Test Results

We respectfully request that you do not telephone the surgery with general queries before 10:30am in the morning.  The telephones are very busy before this time as patients are ringing for appointments.  For blood & test results please ring the surgery after 1pm.

Please allow one week for Blood Tests, two weeks for X-rays and at least six weeks for Cervical Smears.

If you have access to your medical record via online services you will be able to view your test results online. If you provide a mobile phone number and consent to this being used, test results can be texted to you once viewed by the doctor.

Please remember the following points:

  1. Results will only be given to the specific patient to whom they apply.  In the interest of confidentiality please be prepared to identify yourself.
  2. Please telephone after 2:00pm to give the Doctor time to comment on the test and at a time when the Receptionist will have more time to deal with your enquiry.  Checking results can be time consuming so is not possible during a busy morning.
  3. Please do not expect the reception staff to have any medical knowledge.  They are instructed only to tell you if your test is normal.  If the test is abnormal or you require further discussion or interpretation then please refer to your Doctor.