Whilst Receptionists are unable to advise you of your test results, they can let you know if the results have arrived at the surgery. When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
The minimum time interval before telephoning for results is:
- Blood tests 7 working days
- X-rays 14 working days
- Cervical Smear test 6 weeks
If a doctor or nurse provides you with a specimen bottle for your use at home, you should return this direct to the Derby Royal Hospital. We cannot accept any samples required for testing.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and clinicians will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
Going for a blood test in a community clinic?
Don’t forget to take your blood test form in paper format!
If you lose your form or cannot print, contact whoever requested your test. Your test cannot be performed without this.