Test Results

Accessing test results

When you attend for a test you will be informed how long you should expect to wait for results.

We would encourage you to use the NHS app to access your test results. This can be done by clicking the link above. If you are having any difficulties accessing the NHS app reception will be happy to help.

We recognise that this online option may not be suitable for everyone. If this is the case, please call our results line, which is one of our telephone options.

If you are following up test results arranged by the hospital please contact them directly to ensure you receive the most appropriate advice.

Questions about your results

If you would to talk further about your results, please contact reception or submit an online consultation request to arrange this, refer to our appointments page.


The NHS has strict policies relating to confidentiality and data protection and we can only release test results to the adult to whom they relate unless that person had given prior permission for the release of their data and information or are not capable of understanding the results.

Laboratory tests

For information on what your laboratory test results mean please visit Lab Tests Online.

Please note, this website does not give you access to your actual results, but will provide an explanation of what the varying tests are and what the results mean.


Please note that when bringing in a sample to the surgery only samples in the correct container can be accepted. These are available from reception.

Please be aware that reception staff will only be able to accept urine samples that have been requested by a clinician. It may be that you are asked to make an appointment if this if indicated.

Specimens to go to the lab for testing must be brought to the surgery before 11:00 am

Tests performed outside of the NHS

This includes all private tests and tests undertaken abroad.

These will not appear on any NHS systems, therefore are not accessible to NHS clinicians (unless the referral was made by your NHS care provider).

If you have had tests outside of the NHS please provide us with copies or originals of any test results. This is to ensure your health records are accurate. If you are unable to do so your tests may need to be repeated.