- Most blood test results return within a couple of days although many take considerably longer.
- Urine results take 3 days to return and stool results take 5 days.
- X-ray results are available after 10 days.
- Cervical smears can take 6 weeks for the result.
The receptionists are not trained to interpret results but will pass on information authorised by the doctor, this may involve requests for further discussion on the phone or at an appointment.
Please make it your responsibility to ensure you know the results of any investigations that you have had.
Specimens leave for Salisbury Hospital at midday each day, please ensure that urine samples and stools samples arrive in time. Sample pots are always available at the front desk.