Quest Diagnostics, one of the lab companies we work with, will now share lab results directly with patients who have an account setup with them. This could be a good step in the direction of something we talk about A LOT: People having total control of their health.
But we feel there are some important things to mention about this:
The main takeaways: We always applaud patients doing their own research. But trying to interpret your labs yourself, or with the help of another medical provider, depending on the source of that information, can sometimes be confusing, inaccurate, and just down right stressful when it actually isn’t and shouldn’t be.
It is imperative to know once ALL your results have finalized you will hear from our scheduling team to set a time for you to sit with one of our providers to review the results in full, and in direct correlation with your clinical case and all that’s involved with its uniquities. So please allow us to follow our process and communicate with you accordingly. We can’t see the complete picture, with just a snapshot from some of the labs.