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Appointments are not made to review results unless directed by physician.
Doctors on an average clinic day order up to 40 tests.  If appointments were made to review all results, it would become impossible to see your doctor for  any other reason. 
SO.... this is how it works:
.  All reports are reviewed directly by the ordering physician.

        . Physicians direct staff to contact patients regarding any reporting that requires action.                 

                    (Including follow up visit, a needed medication, a change in a medication, additional testing etc.)
                . Staff is not authorized to discuss results other than as directed by physicians. 
                       . If you do not hear from staff regarding a result, feel confident that it required no action.
                             (Check below for the particular type of test that you are wondering about for processing expectation) 
The "Usual" period of time that reporting is recieved for review by physicians
for various "Standard" testing is as follows:
~ Bloodwork:
        . Standard (e.g. CBC, Cholesterol, PSA, Glucose etc.) = within 3 days
        . Public Health Testing (e.g. STI's, H Pylori, Hepatitis, Immunization status etc.) = within 4 weeks
~ Pap Smear = within 4-6 weeks
~ Xray = within 3 days
~ Ultrasound = 7-10 days
~ CT = within 10 days
~ MRI = within 10-12 days
~ Mammography:
        . Under 50 years of age = within 7-10 days
        . Over 50 years of age = contacted directly by the OBSP (Ontario Breast Screening Program)
                                                  with results and any follow up management needs or suggestions).
~ Colonoscopy pathology = within 4 weeks
Reminder: these are general reporting trends.  Should a report contain and "URGENT" result,
processing departments fast track reporting to the ordering physician and patients contacted accordingly. 
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