Test Results

Getting your test results

Once results are available for your test, you can phone the surgery after 10am. Any abnormal results will be communicated with you directly

It is your responsibility to follow-up your results after investigation.

Examples of investigation times include:

  • Bloods: 5 working days (some results take longer)
  • X-rays: 7-10 days (some results take longer)
  • Urine or swabs: 5 days
  • Cervical smear test results are communicated by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde to you directly

Questions about your results

If you want to discuss your results, contact our team to arrange a follow-up appointment


The NHS has strict policies relating to confidentiality and data protection and we can only release test results to the adult to whom they relate unless that person had given prior permission for the release of their data and information or are not capable of understanding the results.

Non-urgent advice: If the test was arranged by your hospital consultant

If your test has been carried out at a Clinic or Hospital please call the Clinic or Hospital for the result, as we cannot action tests which have been requested by other Clinicians outwith the practice.


All specimens must be provided in a suitable container and marked clearly with name, date of birth, date provided and reason for the specimen. Failure to do so may mean that the test will need to be repeated.

Please note that when bringing in a sample to the surgery, only samples in the correct container can be accepted. These are available from reception.

Tests Performed Outside of the NHS Including Abroad

These results will not appear on any NHS systems, therefore are not accessible to NHS clinicians.

If you have had tests outside of the NHS it is your responsibility to discuss this directly with the private provider. We do not provide interpretation of private investigations.