Tawe Terrace, Pontardawe, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA8 4JU

    Telephone: 01792 863 103
    NHS Direct Wales: 0845 46 47

    Test Results & Laboratory Specimens

    Test Results

    You can ring the surgery for test results on 01792 863103.

    General Information about Test Results

    Please remember that the staff can only act in accordance with the Doctor's instructions so may not be able to give you a result. This does not necessarily mean that there is a problem but simply that the Doctor needs to see you or talk to you to explain the whole situation.

    The results of tests carried out during hospital visits are not normally sent to the practice.

    Results of Smear Tests

    Normal smears are recalled every 3 years or if you have abnormal smears it may be more frequently. Sometimes a smear is inadequate you will be called by the surgery to have it repeated. If there is any problems with your smear that needs referral to a Gynaecologist the surgery will contact you to see a doctor in the surgery. Smear results can take a few weeks to come back from the Cytology Department, you should also receive a copy of the result in the post.

    Confidentiality

    Results for patients over 16yrs can only be given to the patient.

    Results can be given to someone other than the patient if previously arranged with Doctor.

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    Laboratory Specimens

    Specimens should be handed in as early in the day as possible. Please ensure your name and date of birth are on the container.

    Test Times

    Below is an approximate guide to how long results can take to come through.

    Type of Test

    Usual Time for Results

    X-Ray

    Up to 2 weeks

    Smear

    2 weeks

    Blood tests

    2 - 7 days, depending on the test

    Urine

    Within 7 days