Test Results Patient Information Mar 07 2016 We usually receive test results between one and three days after they were taken. Some results take longer, in some cases several weeks. Your doctor will give you an indication of how long you can expect the results to take. We will contact you by phone, SMS Text or mail if your results indicate a need for further treatment or investigation. Sometimes your doctor will ask you to return for another appointment to discuss your results. When results are normal or don't require follow up, we file them in your records; we will not usually notify you directly about these results. If you're interested in the detail of your results, you're welcome to register for Healthcare Online, using Manage My Health, where you can view your test results online via a secure website. Alternatively, you're welcome to call us - please ring after 11.00 am. We'll try to get back to you on the same day or the next day.