If you have had any investigations performed such as blood or urine tests or X-rays, you can contact the surgery for the results.
We recommend contacting the surgery a few days later for the results of your tests as described below. The best time to contact the surgery for your results are between 12pm & 2pm.
To maintain confidentiality, results are only given to the patient concerned. The administration staff are not qualified to interpret results and will only tell you what has been authorised by the doctor. If you wish to discuss your result further, you may need to see or speak to the GP.
It is the responsibility of the patient to contact the practice for their results however doctors often contact patients by phone or SMS if there is a result require urgent action. Lab Tests Online is a good website which tells you how to understand your results.
Typical waiting times for your results to return
Your actual time for your investigations can vary depending on the speed secondary care processes them. However, the average wait times for a result are:
X-rays: 1-2 weeks
Blood tests: 5-7 days
Smear: 4 weeks
MRI: 1-2 weeks
Ultrasound: 1-2 weeks
Having your blood tests
You can have a blood test at the sites below
Details: Adults only
Walkin service, weekday 9am-4pm
Wood Green Diagnostic centre (inside the mall)
Ground Floor (Units 51 - 53), The Mall,159 High Road, Wood Green, N22 6YQ
Ring: 020 7288 5626
Sterling Way, London N18 1QX
For more information regarding how to get there please visit their website . GP blood tests unit opening times (for 16 and over). Special tests are for appointments only such as Semen Analysis (020 8887 2020)
Monday 7.30am to 5.45pm
Tuesday 7.30am to 6.45pm
Wednesday 7.30am to 4.45pm
Thursday 7.30am to 6.45pm
Friday 7.30am to 4.45pm
X-rays & other imaging
X-rays tend to be performed at St Ann's Hospital or the North Middlesex Hospital. Other imaging services are performed at variable locations around the Haringey area by other service providers. X-rays can be performed at either St Ann's site or North Middlesex hospital. Ultrasounds are performed at North Middlesex hospital. There are separate forms for Whittington if you require for Xray and ultrasounds. MRI scans are often carried out by InHealth at St Anns hospital.
Not received an appointment yet
If your doctor has referred you for an ultrasound or MRI scan and you have not heard from the radiology department within a reasonable time (4-6weeks), please contact the provider below to ensure you are on their system. You are welcome to check with our reception whether the referral has been made. If the referral has been sent by the GP, then it is best to try and chase the appointment directly than booking an appointment with the GP to inform them of the delay. For most hospital appointments, your GP has limited ability to bring them forward unfortunately.