The Health Centre, Wardles Lane, Great Wyrley, Walsall, WS6 6EW

    Telephone: 01922 415 515
    Out of hours: 111

    National Health Service

    Test Results & Laboratory Specimens

    Test Results

    For the results of tests please telephone in the afternoon 1pm and 3.30pm. A receptionist can tell you the advice the doctor has given, i.e. normal result or you need to see the Doctor or Nurse. If you request a pregnancy test you will be given a security code to collect your result.

    General Information about Test Results

    Please remember that the staff can only act in accordance with the Doctor's instructions so may not be able to give you a result. This does not necessarily mean that there is a problem but simply that the Doctor needs to see you or talk to you to explain the whole situation.

    Results can be given to someone other than the patient if previously arranged with Doctor.

    The results of tests carried out during hospital visits are not normally sent to the practice.

    Results of Smear Tests

    Normal smears are recalled every 3 years or if you have abnormal smears it may be more frequently. Sometimes a smear is inadequate you will be called by the

    surgery to have it repeated. If there is any problems with your smear that needs referral to a Gynaecologist the surgery will contact you to see a doctor in the surgery. Smear results can take a few weeks to come back from the Cytology Department, you should also receive a copy of the result in the post.

    Confidentiality

    Results for patients over 16yrs can only be given to the patient.

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    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-RayUp to 2 weeks
    Smear2 weeks
    Blood tests2 - 7 days, depending on the test
    UrineWithin 7 days