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If you have travelled from China or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at risk of Coronavirus. Please do NOT come to the surgery or leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:

You have been in China in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or you have been in Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well





Test & Results

Laboratory Specimens 

If you are asked to hand in a specimen, please ensure that we receive it in the correct container obtained from the surgery, and that you have handed it in by 11:00 am. The container should be marked with the following:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of sample

Similarly, if you need a blood test please make a morning appointment.

Test Results

Please telephone the surgery for the results of any tests that you have had. It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if you are advised to do so.

Please call between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on 0191 371 0232 – using option 4 to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.

When you take your test you may be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice, but as a guide please allow one week for blood tests, two weeks for X-rays and at least six weeks for cervical smears.

Please note:

  1. Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results. In the interest of confidentiality please be prepared to identify yourself.
  2. Please do not expect the reception staff to have any medical knowledge.  They are instructed only to tell you if your test is normal.  If the test is abnormal or you require further discussion or interpretation then please refer to your Doctor.
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