Please telephone or call in for results of any test you have had.
Many surgeries limit the time of day they release test results but we are happy to provide you with results any time you call. For your convenience however you would be advised to avoid calling before 9.30 am simply because the phone lines are so busy.
In general the results of blood tests, water samples etc. can take 5 working days after the date of the test before the practice receives the result. X-Ray results take 10 working days to come back to the surgery.
Results can only be provided after they have been reviewed by your GP. Your results will go back to the referring clinician. This means that if your test was requested by a clinician at a hospital or other healthcare provider, the results will not be sent to Ainsdale Medical Centre initially.
Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.