Patients will be called if their results are abnormal or positive. You may be asked to come in to discuss the results
with a doctor. Please note that non-medical staff are not allowed to disclose results.
Results will not be discussed over the phone. This helps to ensure confidentiality and keeps misunderstandings
to a minimum.
Depending on the test, results may take a few days or a few weeks. The staff can give you a general idea of how long
your test results may take to arrive.
You will not normally be called if your results are normal or negative unless the physician wishes to discuss these with
If you wish to discuss your results with a doctor, positive or negative, the staff will advise you of the best times
to come in. If you wish to know if your results are available, please leave your request with the staff and they will have
an answer for you usually within 24 to 48 hours. It takes time to track down a lab or test result!
For lab work, please take your requisiton to a local public laboratory as directed by your physician.
Specimens may be dropped off at any public lab along with your doctor's requisition. Make sure that your name
is on both the requisition and specimen and follow the lab's directions carefully.
The addresses of local labs can be found on the "Locations" page of this site.