Access to Cell path results
Electronic reports are sent to GP surgeries for all Cellular Pathology requests which have been requested by the GP.
If a smear is taken at a Family Planning Clinic, paper copies of
the reports are issued to the FPC and the patient's GP.
Practices with access to ICE can view results as soon as they
are validated in the laboratory
For enquiries regarding reports, telephone 01702
General Procedures on telephone enquiries:
Office personnel are to ensure that callers are able to
identify themselves satisfactorily. If there is any doubt
about the identity of the caller, before giving out a report, the
caller will be advised that the laboratory will call them back,
after checking the telephone number with an independent source,
e.g. GP telephone list or directory of the Hospitals & NHS
If an enquiry is received at a time when a report cannot
be obtained immediately, the caller will either be advised to ring
back later, or that a member of the office staff will telephone
them when the report is available.
All telephone calls for requests for information or reports will
be logged in the Cellular Pathology office.
When requesting information on Cellular Pathology reports, the
caller must supply at least two identifying factors:
a. The patient's name &
hospital number, or
b. The patient's name and date