Tests & Results

Please pick up the relevant form at reception if your doctor has arranged some tests for you.

Your local pathology laboratory:

Pathology Laboratory
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
West Yorkshire

Both the out-patient phlebotomy service and the pathology laboratories are in the sub-basement of the hospital and can be found by entering the hospital via the main entrance, turning left through the cafeteria into the corridor and taking the lift to level “sub-basement.”

The opening hours for blood tests at HRI are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. The department is also open by appointment only (01484 355765) from 5.00 pm until 5.45 pm on Wednesday. It is advisable to ring for appointments in the afternoon when the department is quieter and staff are available to answer the telephone.

Please note the pathology laboratory is closed on Bank Holidays.

Approximate time taken for results to return back to Practice:

Vaginal Swab

3 working days

Mid-stream urine

4 working days

Blood Tests

5 working days

General swabs & Stool specimens

7 working days


10-14 working days

Cervical smears

3-5 weeks


We only contact you should the doctor require you to come into the surgery to discuss your test results once they have been returned.

We do not report normal results back to the patient.

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