I organise my own test with Nurse every 3 months.
PSA test takes about 3 working days turnaround (although I'm told, it often is less than 48 hrs)
I ring up GP practice after 3 to 4 days ish.
Receptionist gives me the result as 'Satisfactorily**' (and I then ask for specific value, which she reads out)
The procedure seems to be : ** Any GP at practice will have seen results and 'tags' file accordingly to 1 of 3 codes for all patients
Satisfactorily being the one requiring no further action, not sure the exact wording on the other 2, however those would require further attention. I was curious why the word 'satisfactorily' was being used. I believe there are only '3 pull downs' fields they can use, so seems a logical and simple system. There must be notes of file re. the value should be less than 0.01 in my case. That result is then emailed to my consultant (or they say it is and it had been on all other occasions, so no reason to doubt the system will fail and even if it did , I would follow up anyway).
Obviously I have to state who I am, on calling, that's just name, address and I don't think they always ask for DOB. (and no password or Patient No etc). Again I've never asked what would happen if the result was not 'satisfactory re. their procedures. Would GP ring ?.