Test results are checked by the doctor when they are received at the clinic (either electronically, faxed or by post). The doctor will note if the results are satisfactory or whether he/she wishes to speak to the patient or have the patient make an appointment. If the patient does not hear from the doctor, he/she should phone the clinic to be given this information. Urgent results will always be followed up by the doctor even if they patient does not phone in.
The time it takes for radiology and pathology results to come back to your doctor varies depending on the test requested and whether or not samples have to be sent out of Mildura for testing. Your doctor will be able to give you an idea how long it may take for your tests to come back.
If you have had an x-ray, CT or ultrasound done please ensure you collect your films/CD from radiology for future reference.