Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Now the lab can send you test results directly
I always get mine sent--but from the doctor. Apparently 13 states prevent labs from sending them directly--but now they can.
It has long been known that some results fell in the cracks. Supposedly 7% of negative results never were reported to patients. I have read higher precentages.
No news is not good news--there are many ways results can go astray. I have written about this.
But how will people react to the report--with "ABNORMAL" written in red?
The administration says patients "are grownup and smart." Well, I wonder.
I do this for a living, but I still want a doc to look it over. What do you think?
At very least, readers, I urge you to call for results if the doctor's office does not call you. Close the loop.