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Test Results. Billingshurst SurgeryTest Results


We will shortly be trialling sending texts to patients regarding their test results. This will be a simple 'Your results have been received. Please contact the surgery' or 'Your results have been received. no action required'.

Please note that you may receive more than one text message as not all results come in at the same time.

Please help us by ensuring that any specimens you provide are given in the correct container and are labelled. Failure to do so will mean the laboratory cannot process your specimen.

Please understand that we are bound to maintain patient confidentiality and therefore results will only be disclosed to the patient (not their spouse/partner) or to the parents of minors, i.e. under the age of 16, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed in writing.

Routine & non-urgent test results can take at least 48 working hours to reach us. Please note that you will only be contacted regarding your test results if there is an abnormality or further action is required. Therefore, if your results are ‘normal’ you will not be contacted by us to confirm this. 

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to offer the facility of phoning the nursing team to confirm your results.



NHS UK Department of Health NHS West Sussex