Obtaining Lab Test Results

Your lab test and radiology results can be obtained by telephoning reception.  Receptionists will ask you to identify yourself and will give results where this has been authorised by the doctor. Where you or your GP prefer to discuss your result, this can be done on the telephone.

We have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and, unless you request otherwise, we will only release your test results to you.  If you would like us to report the results of tests to another person, please complete a Lab Results Mandate form. We will then be able to report your lab results to the person(s) whom you name on your mandate. You may revoke your mandate at any time.

Where a patient is not capable of understanding the results, the GP may give that result to the person or persons concerned with the care of that patient.

Access to Lab Test Results by Health Care Professionals

Many of our patients receive care from other health care professionals for acute or chronic medical problems, and test results may need to be accessed in order to ensure appropriate treatment.

Health care professionals in Jedburgh involved in your treatment or care have direct access to your computerised lab test results.

Health care professionals outside of Jedburgh Health Centre (e.g. NHS24, Borders Emergency Care Centre, and hospital doctors) do not currently have direct access to your computerised lab test results. NHS Scotland is developing information systems which will enable this in future when relevant to your care and treatment.

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