This article addresses the Federal ruling that allows patient access to final medical laboratory reports. It advised clinicians to be aware of the law and how to communicate with their patients in order to reduce misinterpretations.
Title: Direct-to-Patient Laboratory Test Reporting: Balancing Access with Effective Clinical Communication
Date: July 2014
Authors: Michael Young, MPhil, Ethan Scheinberg, BTL, Harold Bursztajn, MD