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General Information about Test Results

When you attend a test of any kind, you will be told how long you should expect to wait for the results.  This is a guideline, and we ask that you wait this time before checking for your results.

Please note that we have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only give test results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they’re not capable of understanding them.

There are different ways you can access the results of tests that have been done at our GP surgery.

  • You can use your Systmonline account and access the results from there. Please note that results are only available once the doctor has reviewed them. If you don’t have access to your record online, please request this in your online account or ask our reception team for help, ideally after 2 pm.
  • You can telephone the practice by 020 8630 1666

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

If a GP has asked you to bring in a sample, please bring it before 3pm so, if needed, can be sent to the lab on the same day.

Why have I been asked to have a repeat test?

If a doctor asks you to have a repeat test, it is usually because:

  • The result was borderline or unclear, and the doctor wants another sample to monitor the situation or to re-check the results.
  • The result is abnormal, and the doctor cannot interpret the result without further tests and has asked you to come in for more tests.

Please do not worry if the doctor has asked you for a repeat test.  The doctor will speak to you or request to see you directly if they need to discuss the results.

Blood Tests

You can read more about blood tests, how to prepare for them and the different blood tests used on the NHS website here – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/blood-tests/