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Author Topic: Requesting lab results  (Read 927 times)

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Offline Niceguy2013

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Requesting lab results
« on: October 12, 2013, 09:28:37 PM »
Would my doctor have a problem providing me with a printed copy of my past year if lab results? I'd like to use the aidsmeds.com 'Graph My Results' tool too keep track of my progress.

http://www.aidsmeds.com/graphs/

I have a follow up appointment on Monday and was going to ask for it.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 11:06:56 PM »
Hi,..

There shouldn't be any problem with asking for a copy of your lab results !  This is part of your medical file and you are entitled to it.

I never had any issues, with getting a copy of lab results, and any part of my medical history.

I would have a real problem with a doctor, that would refuse to give me a copy of my lab results.

Go ahead and ask for these results, each time they become available.

He may charge a small fee, for a years worth of results. ( but not always )

Also,  his office help, will most likely be the ones that will give you those copies, so if they are busy, you may not get them that same day..

Ray
« Last Edit: October 12, 2013, 11:12:14 PM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline buginme2

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 12:53:12 AM »
Does your doctor/clinic/medical center have online access? 
"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e0gcEC1TWE

Offline Niceguy2013

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 08:21:59 AM »
Thanks guys.

This will only be the 4th set of labs for me. I was diagnosed in December. Labs done at the end of Jan, March, June, and September. He has shown me the results on his laptop and they appear to be on a single page.

I will ask if I can get copies tomorrow. I think I'm smart enough to figure out what most of the numbers on it are... If I use google anyways.

I'm covered under Ryan White now so I don't think there will be a charge. I'll post again after tomorrow.

Offline Niceguy2013

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 08:23:41 AM »
Does your doctor/clinic/medical center have online access?

Not that I'm aware of, but I'll ask.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 08:27:50 AM »
I don't know if its the same in all states but where I live if you are on medicaid they will not release your medical records directly to you . They will let you sign for them to be sent to another medical provider . I am not sure it that pertains to something as simple as labs though .

I asked a few years ago for my records and was denied because I was on medicaid .

Offline Niceguy2013

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 09:13:02 AM »
I'm not on Medicaid. I didn't have insurance at all when I was diagnosed and was referred to a doctor who could set me up with RW assistance. I was very lucky.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 11:07:48 AM »
Does your doctor/clinic/medical center have online access?

 :)  That was going to be my next question. So make sure to ask your doctor this. If so, all you need to do is create a user name and password, and you will have all this info at your fingertips.

Let us know how you do tomorrow.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline Niceguy2013

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 03:06:29 PM »
My doctor was great and printed out all my labs for me. He even said it was great that I was actively participating in my treatment.

My cd4 has gone from 210-300-508-635-555.
CD4 %  started at 23% and has climbed every pull to the latest of 35%.
VL still undetectable and liver and kidney function are great.

Thanks again for everyone's help.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2013, 03:09:00 PM by Niceguy2013 »

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Requesting lab results
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2013, 06:38:45 PM »
My doctor was great and printed out all my labs for me. He even said it was great that I was actively participating in my treatment.




Glad to hear that !!  8)


Ray  8)
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of DEC 9th, 2013,  t-cells are at 437 Viral load  <40 .

 Current % is at 16% (L)

  
 62 years young.

 


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