Water Street, Stafford, ST16 2AG

    Telephone: 01785 258 348
    Out of hours: 111

    Test Results

    Wherever possible, please telephone after 12noon for all test results, as this is the period when the telephone lines and administrative staff are least busy and so best able to help.

    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.

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

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


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

    Test Times

    Below is a rough guide to how long results can take to come through.

    Type of Test

    Usual Time for Results

    X-RayUp to 2 weeks
    Smear2 weeks
    Blood tests2 - 7 days, depending on the test
    UrineWithin 7 days