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Availability of reports/turnaround times

Target turnaround times (from specimen receipt to availability of an authorised report) are as follows:

  • Small specimens: 5 working days
  • Large specimens: 7 working days
  • Complex specimens: 14 working days

However, it is not always possible to have a final report available within the above stated times. Complex cases may require a sequential series of special investigations, and in the case of referrals from elsewhere, time may be spent awaiting submission of further diagnostic material at our request.

If a report is required by a particular date, this should be indicated on the request form. An attempt will be made to accommodate these requests, but a final report by a particular date cannot be guaranteed.

If a report is not received as expected please contact the lab as soon as possible on the contact details given above.


(Last reviewed 30th May 2017)