Most tests (blood tests, ECG, x-rays, smears) are done either in the surgery or at Loughborough Community Hospital.
**The results of different tests take varying lengths of time to come back:
Most blood tests - 2 working days
Hormone tests (eg thyroid) - 10 to 14 days
X-rays - 1 week to 10 days
Urine/faecal sample - 7 working days (please bring samples to the surgery before 12 noon)
Cervical smears - 6 weeks
Results are available by phoning the surgery after 10.00am (to allow time for the results to be delivered and to ease congestion on the telephone lines in the morning when ill people may be trying to get through). To maintain confidentiality, results will only be given to the patient concerned (unless written consent to disclose information to a third party has been given), or, if under 16 years, to a parent or guardian where appropriate.