By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2014-08-09 09:55:15 -0500
Started 2014-08-07 20:59:38 -0500

Okay, so last week… I had my A1C lab test done. This week, I have had a call from my doctor, but they never said what my results were. Every time I would try to call the doctor's office, (which is one time.) they say that they are busy. But today, they got the chart. But they never called back. Has anyone else had this happened before? Do you think it might be something else then, besides my A1C lab test? It's just strange.

6 replies

Type1Lou 2014-08-09 09:55:15 -0500 Report

I always ask the lab to send me a copy of my test results or, when I can, I go an pick up a copy. I keep them all in a binder so I have a history of my various readings which is helpful. For example, one doctor kept "ignoring" the abnormal TSH levels until I asked about them. He then adjusted my thyroid meds…I have since changed doctors.

Jeff82 2014-08-08 20:40:54 -0500 Report

You can request the results from the lab you went to. LabCorp will mail you results home, and Quest you can get the results online. (I mentioned those two labs because they are the biggest in the northeast, I live in New Jersey)
Also, does your nearest hospital have an outpatient lab? All you have to do is sign a waiver and you can get the results at the hospital, over the phone, and some hospitals have online patient portals. I hope your tests come back well and maybe I could be of some help!

GabbyPA 2014-08-08 07:25:07 -0500 Report

Keep calling or go in and ask for a copy of your lab work. I always get a copy of my lab work when I see my doctor. I have to ask for it, but they never have an issue giving it to me.

camerashy 2014-08-07 22:42:34 -0500 Report

Sometimes the lab loses paperwork. I'd call every day until I got results. My doctor's office gets my A1c while I'm still in the office. Do you go to an Endocrinologist?

Nyu-chan 2014-08-07 22:45:42 -0500 Report

I just have my primary doctor. But I was also wondering… if it could be something else. Even scary.

camerashy 2014-08-07 22:48:02 -0500 Report

No. You're just using a doctor who doesn't specialize in diabetes care, and his nurses just aren't all that interested.

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