Somerville Medical Centre

69 Gorsey Lane, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 4AA

Telephone: 0151 638 9333

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Test results

How long do I need to wait for my results?

Will you contact me when my results are back?

Why do I need a test?

Where do I go to have my test?

 

How long do I need to wait for my results?

The time it takes for your results to arrive back at the surgery can vary depending on the type of test you are having.

If you have been referred to have a test elsewhere (such as an X-ray or ultrasound scan) then you will be informed during your appointment as to how long your results will take to be sent back to the surgery.

If you have your test done in the surgery, we usually find your results are returned to us within the following time periods:

Blood tests 3 to 5 days
Urine and faeces samples 3 to 5 days
Cervical smears 3 to 4 weeks
Nail clippings 3 to 4 weeks

 

Will you contact me when my results are back?

If the doctor needs to discuss your results with you then we will contact you. There are many reasons why the doctor may wish to speak with you about your results so please do not worry if we call you to book an appointment.

We do not call patients directly if your test results are normal or satisfactory.

You can always find out the results of your tests by using the NHS App or by calling the surgery on 0151 638 9333 in the afternoon.

We are unable to give out test results to anyone other than the patient unless permission has been given by the patient for us to do so.

 

Why do I need a test?

There may be times where a doctor has requested you have a test to gather further information about a particular symptom you may be having, to monitor your medication, or just as a routine check.

 

Where do I go to have my test?

Blood tests are usually carried out in the surgery by a healthcare professional. Blood samples taken at the surgery are sent to the laboratory early in the afternoon so we take blood tests in the morning.

If you require a diagnostic test (such as an X-ray or CT scan) then we will refer you to a local provider. X-rays are usually carried out at Victoria Central Hospital, Arrowe Park Hospital, St Catherine’s Health Centre, or Clatterbridge Hospital.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
    Early Appointments are available on a Wednesday Morning with our Practice Nurse and HCA - please book these with Reception.
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED