If you have been asked by your Doctor/Nurse to have a blood test/x-ray/ultrasound performed, the results will be sent back to your Doctor/Nurse for review. A large number of tests performed are due to monitoring purposes and require NO ACTION. To reduce the number of calls patients have to make to the surgery to enquire about their results, we will ONLY contact those patients whose results require some form of ACTION. If your results require NO ACTION we will not contact you. If you require a copy of your results for self-monitoring purposes, please request a copy in writing. In order to maintain confidentiality, results will only be given to the person to whom they refer, except for children under 16 years of age.
Results of most blood tests and urine/stool samples will usually be available within three to four working days. Scan and X-ray reports are usually available within ten days to two weeks after the test is performed. In some circumstances we will contact you regarding your result but it is up to the patient to contact the surgery for their result
You will have been given either a bottle with a white or red lid - this is for urine samples only or a bottle with a blue lid - this is a general bottle for stool or sputum. Urine, sputum and stool samples should be brought in a clearly labelled bottle with your name, date or birth, date and time of sample before 13:00. They are then collected and taken to the laboratory at East Surrey Hospital.