Understanding test results can be challenging
The 21st Century Cures Act is a new federal law that requires health care providers to give patients
access to their health information without delay. This means you may see results from a test or
pathology on an electronic medical records system as soon as it becomes available. Sometimes,
you may see your results before your health care provider has had a chance to review them.
We understand this new law may be unsettling but remember, your breast doctor is an expert in
the field and will be contacting you with the specific details as it pertain to your breast health. It
is important for a specialist at Montclair Breast Center to interpret any test results.
- Some results may be marked as abnormal even though they are normal for you.
- Not all abnormal results are clinically relevant. Test results are combined with other information and medical history.
- Be aware that you may see results that are difficult to understand or indicative of serious illness.
- If you are concerned that your test results will make you nervous, consider waiting until your provider reaches out to you.
Rest assured your physician will always review your results and communicate the details as soon