Here you can find out what happens after your Doctor orders investigations, like blood tests, X-rays and ECG and how you will be informed of the result of the test. Blood tests can reveal valuable information about the cause of a disease and are also valuable in monitoring the effects of treatment.
How Do I Get My Test Results?
We understand that it is important to you to find out the result of a recent test your Doctor requested for you. As soon as the test result arrives at the Surgery (usually electronically) your Doctor will view and assess the result. Often when the result is normal your Doctor will not contact you. However, if the test result is abnormal or if further tests are required, our staff will contact you by phone if possible or will write you a letter, inviting you to make an appointment with the Doctor who requested the test.
Of course, you can always ring Beacon Medical Practice to find out the result of your test. Please be mindful, that our telephones are very busy in the early morning. If you are phoning for a test result, please phone between 10am and 12pm, and between 2pm and 4pm when our lines are less busy. To ensure confidentiality, we can only release test results of people aged 16 and over to the person named on the result form, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed beforehand. You may be asked for certain information to confirm your identity. Sometimes our staff may not be able to give you the result and you may be told that you need to speak to your Doctor or make an appointment to see your Doctor.