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Looking at your test results

Interpreting Results


The interpretation of test results requires training and understanding and this is a complex field.


Doctors request tests for many different reasons: they may be looking for a particular problem or trying to rule something out. There is a thought process involved and it is best to discuss your result with the doctor who ordered the test, as they will be in the best position to understand what the results mean.


You may see a little red “exclamation mark” beside a test indicating that a result is outside the normal range. This may be significant, but in many cases it is not and your doctor will know whether this is the case and if any action needs to be taken.


All results are viewed and marked by a doctor. If a doctor has marked a result “normal” then you do NOT need to be concerned, even if there is a red exclamation mark next to it.



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