Test Results

You will be told approximately how long it will take for a test result to come to the doctor. Please telephone the surgery after this period between 1.00 and 4.00pm.

Results will only be given to the patient, or in the case of young children, to the parents/guardians, not to anyone else phoning on the patient’s behalf.

Sometimes it will be necessary for you to speak to the doctor directly or make an appointment with them. The receptionist will advise you if this is necessary.

Pregnancy Tests

Results of pregnancy tests are not given over the telephone. At the time of arranging the test, patients will be asked to make an appointment with the doctor for a week ahead when they will be advised of the test result.

Blood Tests

Blood tests are no longer undertaken at the surgery. Alternative provision has been made for Brentwood patients at Brentwood Community Hospital, St. Andrews or Queens Hospital. Appointments must be made for all blood tests except at Queens, which is an “open access” service.

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