St Bernards Well 

Green Practice

Stockbridge Health Centre

1 India Pl, Edinburgh, EH3 6EH

Appointments 260 9226
Enquiries 260 9227

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Test Results

The dedicated enquiries line - 0131 260 9227 - is open from 2pm to 5pm for test results. There are a large number of various tests, each requiring different time scales to produce results, but normally requests should be available 5 working days after the test was taken (10 days for x-rays). This allows time for:

  1. the laboratory to return the result to the practice:
  2. your doctor to interpret it;
  3. receptionist to file in patient record, ready to give result noted by doctor when patient calls.

Some tests can take 14 days to produce a result - normally your doctor will inform you of this fact whilst taking the test.

Cervical smear results are currently taking 4-8 weeks and are posted out to the patient by the laboratory. Our clinical staff will not report on these results.

For patients seeking biopsy results taken during a minor surgery appointment at the practice, please note pathology labs can take up to 10-12 weeks to process samples and for the results to come back to us. Please be patient! We will always contact you if you require any urgent follow-up once results are received.

If the expected time period has passed and your test result is not back with the practice, the receptionist will normally offer to telephone the appropriate laboratory to trace it, and ask you to call back either later that day or the next day.

Very occasionally test samples do not reach the intended laboratory and you may be asked to repeat the test.


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