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How should I keep track of my medical tests?

When medical tests are ordered, ask when and how the results will be delivered -- by phone, mail or in person. If results are not received when expected, don’t assume everything is fine; call and ask. Clarify what the results mean and whether additional appointments or tests will be needed.

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