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Test Results

Laboratory specimens are collected daily at 11:45 and we ask therefore that you bring specimens to the surgery before 11:30am. Routine samples are taken by the nurse in the morning. Routine test results and X-rays may take up to 14 days.

Cervical smear results take up to 12 weeks and you will be informed of these by letter.

You can view your test results online - just register for Patient Access and view your results within a week from when you had your blood taken (although some results do take longer).  Ask at Reception to sign up for this service. 

If you are phoning the surgery to get your results, please call after 3pm.

When viewing your results, you will see that a Doctor has marked it with certain comments. 

Below is a list of those comments, and what they mean for you.

Appointment already booked

This means the doctor is aware you already have an appointment booked to review the result.

Awaiting review by requesting GP

Your result is not filed yet, waiting to be reviewed by the requesting GP.

Collect script/MedicationThis means your result(s) show that you need to have some medication. Collect a prescription from either the surgery or your usual pharmacy.
Diabetic follow up with Doctor as scheduled

Used for diabetic patients, to tell the patient who they should be seeing for their follow up review.

Repeat Diabetic bloods in 3 monthsFor diabetic patients, this means that the doctor would like you to repeat your blood test in 3 months. Please book an appointment with the HCA.
Repeat Diabetic urine sample in 4-6 weeksFor diabetic patients, the doctor has asked for you to repeat your urine sample in 4-6 weeks time. Please collect a sample bottle from Reception, and hand in when completed.
Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia - TCI RoutineThis means that the result indicates that you have pre-diabetes. TCI = To Come In, please make a routine appointment with your doctor to discuss this further. 
FOB patient DNA for screening/NonresponderPatient was sent a bowel cancer screening kit but did not return it.
Acceptable/Expected ResultThis means that the doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be very close to the normal range for the test and the result is not concerning. Some patients have consistently abnormal results that are “normal” for them.
Health Check blood testThis is just to say that these bloods were taken during your Health Check appointment.
INR Result - Hospital ControlledThis is for patients on Warfarin. It means that the patient is contacted by the Hospital to determine their correct dose
Normal ResultThis means that the doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be within the normal range for the test.
Noted and dealt withThe result has been appropriately actioned already.
Repeat Test

This means that the doctor would like you to repeat the test as they have deemed it slightly out of the acceptable range.

Repeat test: specimen unlabelled/Lab rejected the sample

This means that the laboratory has rejected the sample, therefore you will need to repeat the test.

Repeat as per DMARD protocol

This means that you repeat your blood tests as per the timescale advised by the specialist, for example Rheumatologist, Gastroenterologist.

Review as planned with DoctorThis means that the doctor has already discussed a plan of action with you prior to having your tests.
Routine Review booked - no actionThis means the doctor is aware that you already have a routine review appointment booked and so no further action needs to be taken.
SMS text sentThis means your doctor has sent you a text message about your blood test result.
TCI RoutineThis means the doctor wishes to see to you in order to explain the result or to review your condition even if the results are normal.
TCI UrgentThis means the doctor wishes to see you more urgently than the above, and would look to get you seen within the next few days.
Tell patient NormalThis means that the doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be within the normal range for the test.
Tests requested by HospitalResults of the test requested by your hospital doctor/consultant. You may want to discuss the results with the consultant at your follow-up appointment.
Test results letterThis means that the doctor has written to you, explaining about your test result/s.
Treated AppropriatelyThis means the doctor has already discussed and/or already prescribed medication.

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