Sensitive Test Results Released in UR Medicine’s MyChart

Sensitive Test Results Released in UR Medicine’s MyChart

September 20th, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

UR Medicine’s MyChart allows patients to view portions of their electronic medical record, including many test results. Currently, most results for tests and studies performed by UR Medicine Labs and Imaging are released via MyChart 24 hours after the result is posted as final. Pathology, pap smears and many types of advanced imaging (e.g., CT, MRI, PET, ultrasounds) are released to MyChart seven days after the result is finalized.

Until recently, sensitive test results (e.g., drug screens, pregnancy tests) had only been released to MyChart at the ordering provider’s discretion. Effective Wednesday, September 18th, in most cases sensitive test results will be released automatically seven days after the result is finalized. Among the types of tests for which results will be released within seven days are:

    • Drug Screens
    • Hepatitis B & C
    • Advanced Imaging: Full body scans, nuclear imaging and all OB-GYN ultrasounds
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes Simplex/HSV, RPR, Trichomonas, HPV
    • Pregnancy

Note that adolescents (ages 12-17) will NOT receive some tests unless a provider elects to make it available in MyChart, while HIV tests will remain as manual release only.