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Stack Garth | Brandon | Durham | DH7 8SJ | telephone 0191 378 2099

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).  Similarly, if you need a blood test please make a morning appointment.

Test Results

We respectfully request that you do not telephone the surgery with general queries before 9:30am 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.

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.