Test results

MyChart patient app

With MyChart, you'll be able to see some of your test results such as routine blood tests and ultrasounds in pregnancy.

When your result is ready, you'll get an email, text message or a notification on your mobile, depending on your MyChart communication preferences. Then, you can visit the Test results page.

Not all test results will be made available on MyChart. If you're having a test that does not get added to MyChart, your healthcare team will tell you how and when you will get your results. 

How long until you see your test results

When you have the test, the team caring for you will tell you when you'll get your results.

Depending on the test you have, your results will be added to MyChart after a few days, or after a few weeks. 

After a few days

  • Routine blood tests
  • Routine body fluid tests
  • International normalisation ratio (INR)
  • Ultrasound scans in pregnancy
  • Sexual and reproductive health

Test results for sexual and reproductive health will not be added to MyChart automatically if someone else has proxy access to your account.

After a few weeks

  • Cardiology results
  • Radiology results
  • Endoscopy results
  • Some diagnostic tests such as ENT, neurology, sleep study and urology
  • Ophthalmology (eye) diagnostic tests 

In some cases, your healthcare team might want to talk to you about your results first.

If you do not see your test results

Results are not always available on MyChart. You will never see sensitive results, and others are only added if the clinician feels it's appropriate or has already discussed the results with you.

If you're having a test that does not get added to MyChart automatically, your healthcare team will tell you how and when you will get your results.

Tests ordered by your GP will not display in MyChart. GPs will communicate these results with you. 

If you were expecting to see your results on MyChart and feel you have been waiting too long, please contact the service your appointment was with. 

Viewing your results in MyChart

You will see individual results with:

  • the name of the test
  • the date of the test
  • the team who ordered it

If you open the test result, you'll also see:

  • any comments from your clinician
  • the normal range of the test and where your result falls
  • trends of your results, if you have the same tests regularly
  • a link to more information about the test and possible results

Making sense of your results

Lab Tests Online-UK helps you understand the clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. The information is written by practising laboratory doctors and scientists.

Look up a test using the Lab Tests Online A to Z index of test results

The NHS website also has a guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.

Look up a condition, symptom or treatment on the NHS Health A to Z

If you're concerned about a result

If you're worried about your test results and what they mean, speak to a member of the team caring for you. They will be able to answer any questions you have and explain the test results in more detail. 

Clinical review of your results

Your test results will be sent to the doctor who requested them. They may see these results before you, or at the same time. This depends on the type of test you have and what the results are. 

Get help with MyChart

If you need help, we’re here for you. Contact the MyChart patient helpdesk.

Phone: 020 7188 8803 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Outside these hours, please leave us a message and we will call you back.

You can email us any time at [email protected]

Need urgent medical help?

MyChart is not for urgent problems or emergencies. If you have a serious medical problem and need help, call 999 or go to your nearest emergency department (A&E). 

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