Your doctor may need to do tests on you to diagnose an illness. Please bring specimens requested to reception before 12noon to catch the collection van (weekdays only). Blood tests and non-urgent x-rays are usually done at the Community Hospital, although some tests are done by our nurses or at Macclesfield Hospital.
TEST RESULTS take at least seven to ten days to come back: please allow time before telephoning for the result. X-rays currently take up to three weeks to get reported unless urgent. The receptionist will be instructed to say whether it is normal or whether you need to speak to your doctor. Please always phone for your result (between 10.00am and 2.00pm) to ensure that abnormal results are not missed.