Martham - Tests & Results
Test results arrive electronically into the practice each day and are usually checked by the doctor after morning surgery. If a result requires immediate action then the laboratory will call the surgery to advise as soon as the result becomes available (usually same day). Abnormal results will usually be communicated to you by the doctor or the practice staff.
Normal results may not be reported to you but will always be available over the telephone or at reception.
Please telephone your surgery for results after 11am when the staff will have more time to help:
Please note that the receptionists can only give you the doctor’s message and do not have any clinical knowledge on the result.
The Practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We 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. If you think this may apply to a member of your family please write to us with the details.