Test Results

Results of Tests and Investigations

The most convenient way to get your results is online or through the SystmOne or Airmid app.

We have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results. This is at the GP's discretion.

When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment with your doctor if you are advised to do so.

If you need help understanding your test results please go to labtestsonline.org.uk.

If you have had a test requested by your hospital consultant or specialist, please contact their secretary to find out about your results. We often do not get this information until you have been seen by your consultant again, and sometimes not until after your are discharged from their care.

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We provide a whole variety of tests at the surgery (urine, blood, faeces, sputum, nail cuttings, skin scrapings, swabs etc)

We provide a phlebotomy (blood sample) service via the Healthcare Assistant and Practice Nurse at the surgery most mornings. They are also able to perform blood or urine pregnancy tests at the surgery or can provide you with a kit to perform in your own home if you prefer.

If you are asked to fast for a blood test, this means you should have nothing to eat or drink but water for the 12 hours prior to your test.

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Ultrasound Tests

We have an NHS-funded ultrasound service here on a Friday afternoon provided by Direct Medicare. The doctor will need to see you to refer you for this service. The results are normally back within 5 working days when you have the test done here.
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Urine Samples

Your doctor or other health professional may ask for a urine sample to help diagnose or rule out health conditions. Urine contains waste products that are filtered out of the body so can be useful in diagnosing problems. Please don't bring a urine sample to the practice without discussing it with us first. We need to know the resaon for the sample and any symptoms you have, prior to receipt of the sample.

This section of our website is to help you prepare a urine sample for testing.

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Signs of a Urine Infection

If you have symptoms of a urine infection;

  • pain or a burning sensation when peeing (dysuria)
  • needing to pee more often than usual during the night (nocturia)
  • pee that looks cloudy, dark or has a strong smell
  • needing to pee suddenly or more urgently than usual
  • needing to pee more often than usual
  • blood in your pee
  • lower tummy pain or pain in your back, just under the ribs
  • a high temperature, or feeling hot and shivery
  • a very low temperature below 36C

we will need to test a urine sample for you. If you are a woman, aged 16 to 64 you can visit your local pharmacy and they will assess you for antibiotics without the need to provide a sample. 

This should be a morning sample delivered to the surgery the same day, before 1pm. Please pick up a white top pot at reception. Here is some information on how to give the most accurate sample. 


For more information on signs and symptoms of a urine infection, please visit Urinary tract infections (UTIs) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

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Storage of Urine

If you can’t hand your urine sample in within an hour, you should keep it in the fridge at around 4C (39F) for no longer than 24 hours. If the urine sample isn’t kept in a fridge, the bacteria in it can multiply. If this happens, it could affect the test results with overgrowth. 

Please provide a same day sample of urine to the practice for testing, even if you need to post it through the door between 7-8am when we are closed there is a cage to catch the samples on our letterbox. 

We can only accept samples in sterile sample pots. Using other household containers may negatively affect the result or contaminate ths ample making it untestable. This would make it necessary to repeat the sample and delay treatment. We ask that you use the correct containers and ensure the urine is not stored at room temperature.

Any samples dropped off with us need to be;

  • A same day sample
  • Delivered to the practice before 1pm
  • In an appropriate sample pot
  • Have your name and date of birth clearly written on the label (you can ask us for a lable if thats easier)
  • Kept in the fridge at 4C if you are unable to bring in within 2hours of production