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Wellness Tip

Call for Test Results

by Berkeley Wellness  

Call your doctor for test results—don’t assume that no news is good news. Many doctors often fail to notify patients of the results because they expect them to return for a follow-up visit or because of some office mix-up.

In some cases, it’s important to have the findings explained to you in person. But if it’s a simple routine test and no follow-up is scheduled, you may have to contact the doctor’s office yourself. It’s your right to ask that a copy of the results be sent to you—or you can ask your doctor to have the lab send you a copy directly. Some test results may be made available to you online.