Your doctor or nurse will tell you how long a result should take to come back. Some tests have to be sent to hospitals in other areas and take longer to return. If we have not contacted you it is usually because your result is normal.
Testing Laboratories contact us immediately if a result is highly abnormal and we always let the patient know as soon as we can.
Every result that returns to Argyle Medical Group is viewed by a doctor or nurse and if necessary you may be called back for further tests, either through a telephone call or letter. Don't worry if you are called back - if a repeat test is urgent we will tell you.
The results of most tests can be obtained daily (weekdays only) by contacting the patient line. However, if a result is complicated or the doctor has not viewed it yet the telephonist may not be able to pass it on to you. If this is the case, or the result has not returned, please be patient. You may need to call back at a later date or ask a doctor about your results at your next appointment.
Please note, 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.