Patients having blood and other tests are quite understandably keen to know if there is anything wrong with the tests or not. Various tests take different times to come back: –
– Most blood tests are back in 2 – 3 days (although some more specific tests an take longer)
– Urine samples generally take 3 – 4 days.
– Stool samples can take 3 – 4 days.
– X-Rays can take up to 2 weeks.
If there is immediate danger the lab will ring the surgery, and we will then act on the result. Because of the volume of normal test results we do not routinely contact patients who have a normal result. You can contact the surgery after the times specified above and the reception staff will be able to inform you of the result.