After having lab testing done, you may feel anxious about receiving your lab results. Oftentimes, your doctor will call you or schedule a follow-up appointment to walk you through the numbers or address any findings.
It’s important to keep in mind that result times vary depending on the lab demand or the type of testing being performed. We will let you know as soon as your results are ready. Talk to your doctor for more specific information on the timeline for your testing.
You may have access to your lab results without going through your provider, however, you can always schedule an appointment with your doctor to address any questions you have about your results.
Generally, lab results will include basic information such as:
Certain factors that can affect testing may be noted on lab results like:
Additional factors that may also affect testing results include:
Lab results will contain pertinent information about the test findings. These can be presented in a variety of formats. Most commonly, you may see:
The test may also show a range of numbers, which will indicate the levels or the amount of a given substance found within the specimen collected.
For any additional questions about your lab results, contact your doctor, who can provide support and guidance. Your doctor may also recommend some important next steps.