Blood tests – how to understand your online blood test results

Test Results

Understanding comments on your online record. This list details the kind of comments that you may see next to your blood results when you view them online.

Normal result The doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be within the normal range for the test
Acceptable/ Expected result The doctor feels your result is acceptable and has made no further plans. Some patients have consistently abnormal results that are “normal” for them
Treated appropriately/ On correct Treatment The doctor has already discussed and/or already prescribed medication. For example: antibiotic for chest or urine infection. Seek help if symptoms persist despite finishing course
Appointment already booked The doctor is aware you already have an appointment booked (Telephone or Face to Face) to review the result
Review as planned with doctor The doctor has already discussed a plan of action with you prior to having your tests
Diabetes appointment scheduled Your diabetes follow-up appointment has been booked
Mixed Growth Your result suggests you do not have a urine infection however should your symptoms persist please consult a clinician. Pregnant women or children: please discuss with your GP
INR result: Hospital Controlled This for patients on Warfarin. It means that the patient is contacted by the Hospital to determine their correct dose (under anticoagulation clinic)
Tests requested by Hospital/ Midwife Results of the tests requested by your hospital doctor/ consultant/Midwife. You may want to discuss the results with the consultant/ midwife at your follow-up appointment or contact the clinicians who requested this test if you wish to discuss before the next appointment
Noted and dealt with The result has been appropriately actioned already by your GP
Health check blood tests This is just to say that these bloods were taken during your Health Check appointment. A GP might include a comment if you should consider taking a STATIN to lower your cholesterol
Collect script/ medication This means your result (s) show that you need to have some medication. Collect a prescription from either the surgery or your usual pharmacy
Diabetes follow up with nurse/ GP Used for diabetic patients, to tell the patient who they should be seeing for their follow up review


This means that your blood sugars are higher than usual, but not high enough for you to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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Repeat diabetes blood in 3 months For diabetic patients, this means that the doctor would like you to repeat your blood test in 3 months. Please book an appointment with the HCA
Repeat diabetes urine in 4-6 weeks For diabetic patients, the doctor has asked for you to repeat your urine sample in 4-6 week’s time. Please collect a sample bottle from Reception. Collect first urine sample produced in the morning, and hand in when completed
Repeat test The doctor would like you to repeat the test as they have deemed it slightly out of the acceptable range
Repeat test: specimen unlabelled/ Lab rejected the sample The laboratory has rejected the sample, therefore you will need to repeat the test
Repeat as per DMARD protocol You will need to repeat your blood tests as per the timescale advised by the specialist, for example Rheumatologist, Gastroenterologist
ABNORMAL *Comments will differ*
To book appointment:


The GP wishes to contact you (either telephone or face to face) in order to explain the result or to review your condition even if the results are normal
To book appointment:


The doctor wishes to contact you (either telephone or face to face) more urgently than the above (within the next few days)
Tell patient:


The doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be within the normal range for the test.
Test result letter The doctor has written to you a letter, explaining about your test result/s
Awaiting review by requesting GP Your result is not filed yet, waiting to be reviewed by the requesting GP
TASK sent to requesting GP Your result is filed as no immediate action is required, but being sent to the requesting GP to review

If at any time you’re concerned about your test results or you feel you should have been contacted by someone at the practice and you haven’t been, please make contact with us via the main line number 01608 642742 or online via our Ask the Practice a Question | Chipping Norton Health Centre form.