Test results

Getting your test results

If your test results show that you need more tests or treatment, we will contact you.

Once a doctor has reviewed your test results, you can view them:

  • in your NHS account (through the NHS website or NHS App)
  • in your Patient Access account
  • by phoning us on Rainham Health Centre 01708 796579 or Upminster Medical Centre 01708 251407 and we will tell you what the results are
  • as a text message, if you have consented and it is applicable

Blood tests

Blood results normally take 7 days to come back.

Cervical smears

Anyone who has a smear carried out at the surgery will receive their results by letter from the hospital. This will tell you the result and follow-up arrangements. If you have not heard after eight weeks please ring reception and we will chase the result.

Other investigations

These will be given personally, by the doctor or the nurse, at a follow-up appointment or by letter.

Questions about your results

If you want to talk to someone about your results, fill out a test results request form and someone will be in touch.