On Monday I dropped a sputum sample in at my GPs as I have been feeling under the weather. I telephoned earlier today to get the results but the receptionist said that although they were back, they hadn't been filed and so I couldn't have them.
I've just telephoned again now, and apparently the GP still hasn't seen them, and has now left until Monday so I'll have to wait until then.
Does anybody know whether GPs need to see even negative results before hte receptionist can give them out? I'm now worried that I've grown another bug, just because the receptionist couldn't tell me, whereas it may be that this is how these things always work and it's just routine? Also, presumably it's a good sign that the results are back so quickly, as a positive result would need time to find sensitivities?
Anyone any experience on this? Thanks