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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 NHS App 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 on 01953 453166 – Option 2, after 2pm where possible.

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

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Colney Lane,
Tel: 01603 286286
Alternatively you can contact the ward or department where you had your test directly.

West Suffolk Hospital
Hardwick Lane,
Bury St. Edmunds,
IP33 2QZ
Tel: 01284 713000
Alternatively you can contact the ward or department where you had your test directly.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Gayton Road,
King’s Lynn,
PE30 4ET
Telephone: 01553 613 613
Alternatively you can contact the ward or department where you had your test directly.

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

If your doctor asks you to have a blood test, please request an appointment to see a healthcare assistant.

Blood Test Results

If your doctor has asked you to come back to discuss the blood test result, please allow a week between having the blood taken and seeing your doctor again. We also offer telephone appointments if you are happy to discuss the results over the phone.

Fasting Blood Tests

Sometimes your doctor may ask for a fasting blood test. Please make your appointment early in a morning surgery so that you can fast overnight. You should have nothing to eat or drink other than water for 14 hours before the blood test.